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  • Subject contains "Wakefield High School (Wakefield, Mass.)"

Creator: Klapes, Jeffrey M. , 1964-
Date: 05-07-2008
Description: Photos show views of Wakefield's Town Hall, housing the town's municipal offices, located at 1 Lafayette Street on the west side of the Upper Common at the corner of Common Street. Built around 1871,…[More]

Creator: Klapes, Jeffrey M., 1964-
Date: 2011
Description: Original photo of Town Hall taken in 1897 when the building was still used as a school. Current photo taken by Jeff Klapes, 2011.

Date: [1920-1929?]
Description: Postcard shows a view of Wakefield High School on Main Street at the location of the current Galvin Middle School parking lot. The building was opened in 1923 and was later known as the Atwell…
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

Date: ca. 1923
Description: "Wakefield High School's Main Street facility was dedicated on Sunday, June 3, 1923 with an 'informal' ceremony at 2 p.m. and an open house and tour of the building from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Nearly 500…

Date: 1927
Description: "After a disappointing 1926 season, which, according to the Wakefield Town Report was not particularly successful because of the choice of plays, Coach Homer Shellenberger put the following team on…[More]

Date: 12-25-1897
Description: "Now known as the William J. Lee Memorial Town Hall, the Lafayette Building was built in the early 1870's after townspeople agreed that a new high school was needed to replace the existing one on…

Date: 1961
Description: "Although mention of a hockey team at Wakefield High School can be traced to 1913, it was not fully recognized as a sport until the 1937-38 school year. Hockey at WHS got off to a slow start,…

Date: 06-04-1923
Description: "Wakefield High School pupils, teachers, staff and administrators moved from their former school on Lafayette Street (now Town Hall) to their new home on Main Street next to the state Armory on June…[More]

Date: 1900
Description: "The Class of 1900, was said (at the time) to have been the class with the greatest number of graduates from Wakefield High School. Of the 39 graduates, 21 successfully completed the Classical…

Date: 1898
Description: "The town's annual report for the year ending January 31, 1899 noted that there were 50 teachers and more than 1,500 students throughout the school system. Of that total, seven teachers, including the…[More]

Date: 1900
Description: "Members of the Wakefield High School Drum Corps were most likely a part of the Wakefield High School Cadets. Due to the large number of young men who participated in this battalion, two Companies…[More]

Date: 03-1886 to 05-1886
Description: "The first military drills were introduced in October, 1885, when the 'boys of Wakefield High School' formed a military company and entered into the Second Massachusetts Regiment. Together with the…[More]

Date: 1929 - 1930
Description: "Basketball was first introduced to Wakefield High School in the early 1920's. The 1929-1930 basketball team was referred to as the 'most successful one since basketball was introduced to the school. …[More]

Date: 1900
Description: "Baseball was a popular sport in Wakefield at the turn of the century, thanks to the efforts of the 1900 Wakefield High School Baseball Club. The team shared the Suburban League championship with…

Date: 1966 - 1967
Description: "In 1916, a 'new' sport, track athletics, was introduced at Wakefield High School. The team slowly lost momentum, and after many years of inactivity, the indoor track team was reintroduced to WHS in…[More]

Creator: Wakefield High School (Wakefield, Mass.)
Date: 1932-
Description: 81 volumes, illustrated (some color)

Creator: Wakefield High School (Wakefield, Mass.)
Date: 1907-1931
Description: 18 volumes : illustrated (some color)

Description: "The Wakefield School Department has a history all its own. Responsible for the education of hundreds of thousands of school-age children over the years, the department's growth and development is…

Date: [192?]
Description: Postcard shows a view of Wakefield High School on Main Street at the location of the current Galvin Middle School parking lot. The building was opened in 1923 and was later known as the Atwell…
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

Date: 1907
Description: "Wakefield Town Meeting voted on April 3, 1871 to consider building a new high school to replace the South Reading Academy (site of the current Lincoln School) which had outgrown its usefulness. This…[More]