The following books should help you track down the history of your house in whatever city, town, or state it is located. The websites will help if you are looking for information on a house that is, or was, located in the city of Newton.
How to Trace the History of Your House
Green, Betsy J. Discovering the History of Your House and Your Neighborhood. Santa Monica, CA: Santa Monica Press, 2002. 929.1 GREEN
Houses and Homes: Exploring Their History. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 1997. 307.336 HOUSES
Light, Sally. House Histories: A Guide to Tracing the Genealogy of Your Home. Spencertown, NY: Golden Hill Press, 1989. 728.37 L62H
Miles, Joyce D. House Names Around the World. Detroit: Gale Research, 1973. 929 M59H
Stevenson, Katherine H. Houses by Mail: A Guide to Houses from Sears, Roebuck, and Company. Washington, D.C.: Preservation Press; New York: John Wiley, 1996. 728.373 STEVENSON
How to Trace the History of Your House in Newton
If you are researching a Newton house, start here. Historic Newton at the Jackosn Homestead has put together one page of necessary information and links that you will need in your hunt for information.
Where to Find Specific Records
This is an incredibly useful chart prepared by the Newton History Museum at the Jackson Homestead. It lists alphabetically specific record types and where to find them.
Newton Historic Houses
The Durant-Kenrick House on Waverly Street in Newton.
“A Brief Landscape History by Lucinda A. Brockway, Past Designs
“The Jacksons and Their Homestead in Newton, Massachusetts”