The city of Somerville was founded in 1842. This blog features highlights of the municipal archives collections. If you have questions about the documents you see here, or the history of the municipal government, contact the archivist through ask.
In the early twentieth century, when ice boxes were used for refrigeration, ice was treated by some cities as a utility like electricity. In this entry from 1913, the Board of Aldermen set up a committee to review ice prices, and the possibility of creating a municipal ice factory.