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  • Coverage contains "Quannapowitt, Lake (Mass.)"

Date: 1905
Description: "Wiley's Boathouse was built at the end of Spaulding Street in 1872, facing west in Hartshorne's cove. Many years later, in 1887, Will Wiley built another boathouse at the end of Lake Avenue right on…[More]

Date: 07-04-1887
Description: Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 1990

Date: ca. 1944 - 1946
Description: "The lower common, near the bandstand, has always attracted scores of people who enjoy the shores of Lake Quannpowitt. While still a source of pleasure for recreational and leisurely pursuits, the…[More]

Date: ca. 1876
Description: "This picture was taken from Cowdrey's Hill, probably from Fairmount Avenue. Cowdrey's Hill, in the Prospect Street area, was named for the area in which William Cowdrey, one of the Town's first…

Date: 1905
Description: "During the first half of the last century, Lake Quannapowitt hosted regattas, motorboat and sailboat races, and other events both in the water and along the shore. The Lake was equipped with a wharf…[More]

Description: "Lake Quannapowitt and all its beauty has been the source of recreation for several generations of Wakefield residents. The bandstand was the scene of many concerts and the lake and her shore provided…[More]

Date: ca. 1873
Description: "The steamer, Minnie Maria, was built by Augustus Taylor, who 'had Mr. Moody do the actual work on the steamer,' according to the diary of Capt. James F. Emerson. The steamer was launched on Lake…

Date: 06-1929 to 08-1929
Description: "An estimated crowd of 20,000 people attended the first outboard motor race ever held on Lake Quannapowitt. The race was also the first of its kind to be held on inland waters in this region and…

Date: ca. 1910
Description: "Located at the northern end of Lake Quannapowitt, Rosson's Quannapowitt Picnic Grove and Boat Livery may have been a stop along the Wakefield and Stoneham Street Railway system's Lakeside Route.…

Date: ca. 1899
Description: "According to Town of Wakefield Polls and Estate Tax records of the 1890s, Rosson's Boat Livery was located at 19 Lowell Street at the head of the Lake. Although the 20-acre lakefront property was…

Date: ca. 1948
Description: "The first mention of a Quannapowitt Yacht Club appeared in a news article in April 1895, which stated that a group of men gathered at the home of Will H. Wiley to organize the club, elect officers,…[More]

Description: "It's hard to imagine Lake Quannapowitt without the office complexes and homes which dot the landscape. Yet it wasn't that long ago that the Beebe family home was one of the few homes on the lake's…[More]

Description: "In 1872, Albert S. Wiley established a one-story boathouse at the end of Spaulding Street to accommodate the many boaters who enjoyed sailing, rowing and canoeing on Lake Quannapowitt. In 1887, the…[More]

Date: 1940
Description: "During the 1930's and 1940's many varied public works and construction projects were completed by the WPA (Works Progress Administration) within the Town of Wakefield. These projects ranged from the…[More]

Description: Postcard shows a view of the eastern shore of Lake Quannapowitt.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

Date: 1908
Description: Postcard shows a view looking south from the eastern shore of Lake Quannapowitt. The boat house and the towers of the Baptist and Congregational churches are visible in the distance.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

Description: Postcard shows a view looking southwest from the eastern shore of Lake Quannapowitt. The towers of the Baptist and Congregational churches are visible in the distance.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

Date: 1936
Description: Postcard shows a view looking south towards the Common from Beebe Cove on the east shore of Lake Quannapowitt.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

Description: Postcard shows a view of the eastern shore of Lake Quannapowitt.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

Date: 1915
Description: Postcard shows a view looking southwest from Main Street across the Common toward the boathouse at the end of Lake Street on the southern shore of Lake Quannapowitt. The spires of the Congregational…[More]
Collection: Wakefield Postcards