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Kidder Branch, Milton Public Library
Kidder Library postcard

This mislabeled Milton postcard shows the original building used by the Kidder Library at 101 Blue Hill Parkway in the "Mattapan" section of Milton. The Milton Public Library's Mattapan Branch (which opened in 1900) was housed in unsatisfactory quarters, and in 1911, through the kindness of Nathaniel T. Kidder rooms were made available in this house which he and a few friends had established in that part of town. Years later Mr. Kidder and his friends were to give this land to the Town, and on it was built in 1929 the present brick Kidder Branch Library which serves the Mattapan area of Milton. The old building was moved to Chilton Park and converted into a residence.