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Edward B. Newton School

"The Edward B. Newton School is Winthrop’s oldest surviving school still in use. The 1908 building is also a handsome and successful example of blending Tudor and Georgian Revival styles, as designed by noteworthy Boston architect and Winthrop resident Willard M. Bacon. The Edward B. Newton School was named after a nearby Pauline Street resident and seventeen-year School Committee member, who donated the funds needed to purchase the clock and tower. Pulitzer Prize winner Sylvia Plath attended the E.B. Newton in 1940. John Whorf, world famous marine artist and member of the National Academy of Design, attended the school here in 1913."
- Winthrop Historical Commission marker

"The Edward B. Newton School was built in 1908 on the site of the old Pauline Street School which burned down in 1907."
- Massachusetts Historical Commission - WTH.146

Edward B. Newton
"The school was named in honor of Edward B. Newton, a wholesale fish dealer with a company called Shannigan Jones, located on the Fish Pier, Atlantic Avenue, Boston. He was chairman of the Town's school board for seventeen years and donated the money for the clock tower."
- National Park Service I National Register of Historic Places: Edward B. Newton School

E.B. Newton of Winthrop Dead. Expires Suddenly on Train Going Home. Long Known as Fish Dealer in Market Circles. Leader in Town, Civic and Masonic Affairs. Boston Daily Globe, Jan 17, 1911

Location: Pauline St. near Walden St.

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