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  • Coverage contains "Wakefield Common (Wakefield, Mass.)"

Date: ca. 1890
Description: "Wakefield has always had 'common lands' since the first division of land among the early settlers. A special committee was selected to lay out the 'ways and watering places' through the Common in…

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

Date: ca. 1900
Description: Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 1989

Date: ca. 1900
Description: "Beginning in 1871, the Town began to repurchase some land it had previously sold between Church Street and Lake Quannapowitt. Improvements were made each year through enlargements and beautification…[More]

Date: ca. 1893
Description: "The Wakefield Common as it appeared near the end of the 19th Century. The icehouse is at the left of the picture. In the 'Handbook of Wakefield - a strangers' guide and residents' manual' written by…[More]

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: 08-1948
Description: "This photo was probably taken when a Tydol dirigible, formerly used by the US Navy, flew over the area in August 1948. The blimp was east of Wakefield when the pilot changed his course to the…

Date: ca. 1890
Description: "This photograph looks south toward downtown, capturing a piece of the lower Common and Lake Quannapowitt. The unpaved road leads toward Salem Street. Pictured on the Common is the bandstand, erected…[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]

Date: ca. 1895
Description: "The Bandstand on Wakefield's lower Common was built in 1885 in response to a national beautification movement to raise standards for architecture and public space in America. It was built as part of…[More]

Description: "The two gentlemen are unidentified, as is the location and nature of the business in which they were employed. It does provide an opportunity to see inside a shop or manufacturing company in the…

Date: 1934
Description: "Generations of Wakefield residents have gathered on the Wakefield common for band concerts, welcome home celebrations, sailboat and motorboat races, July 4th celebrations, and town anniversary…

Creator: Dupon, Annette
Date: 2011
Description: Original image of Wakefield Common from a 1921 postcard mashed up with photo by Annette Dupon, 2011.

Date: [1900-1909?]
Description: Postcard shows a panoramic view of the Common looking east from the tower of the First Parish Congregational Church. Main Street runs from left to right, and Church Street divides the Common in the…[More]
Collection: Wakefield Postcards