Auburndale or “The Dale” as it’s known to longtime residents, lies at the western end of Newton. Commuting in a car is a breeze as this village is near the intersection of interstate highways 90 and 95. Auburndale is the home to both Williams and Burr elementary schools, as well as Lasell College. Gothic houses and Queen Anne style homes, as well as Italianate, Second Empire, Shingle, and Colonial Revival are the prominent architectural styles in the district. The Harding House-Walker Missionary Home built circa 1850 is a well-preserved example of the Italianate styling typical to this neighborhood.