Lower Common, Wakefield, Mass.

  • Lower Common, Wakefield, Mass.
  • Klapes, Jeffrey M. , 1964-
  • Photos show views of the Lower Common in Wakefield. The Common is divided into two sections by Church Street, which runs east-west. The more or less rectangular portion north of Church Street, and bounded by Main Street and Lake Avenue, is known as the Lower Common, perhaps because of its slightly lower elevation as it slopes down to the lake. It is approximately 6. 75 acres in area. It is less formal than the Upper Common, and has few amenities or furnishings other than a wide sward of lawn, a number of widely spaced trees, and the Bandstand, which was built with funds from the Sweetser bequest in 1885.
  • Detailed entry in building survey, "The cultural resources of Wakefield", pD148
  • The Lower Common is part of the Common Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Photos taken at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 26, 2008
  • 06-26-2008
  • [Wakefield, Mass. : The author]


Klapes, Jeffrey M. , 1964-, “Lower Common, Wakefield, Mass.,” NOBLE Digital Heritage, accessed September 27, 2020, https://digitalheritage.noblenet.org/noble/items/show/4596.


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