Browse Items (386 total)

  • Collection: Reading Historical Images

ssc189-_640_sundayschool.jpg
Date: 1890?
Description: "Taken at the Walker Homestead, junction of Pearl and Charles Sts., Reading about 189?. Front Row: Gertrude Francis (Mrs. Donald Houghton), Miss Hattie Walker, Pauline Foote, Helen E. Ruggles On…[More]

rw1_640_rhs_band.jpg
Date: 1940
Description: Photograph is gift of Richard Watson to Reading Historical Commission

99_640_center_school.jpg
Description: "Built in 1867, was the first Reading High School and used as such until 1906. From 1906 until 1939, this building was used as an elementary school. During World War II, the Reading chapter of the…[More]

98_640_lowell_st_school.jpg
Description: Razed for residential lots in the late 1970s.;"Elementary school. Built about 1890. In 1909, it was destroyed by fire and rebuilt in 1911."

97t_640_prospect_st_school.jpg
Description: "Elementary school built ca. 1888."

97b_640_prospectst_school.jpg
Description: "Remodeled to a 2-story building in 1916. Closed in 1977. Razed for residential lots."

96_640_cottage_hall.jpg
Date: ca. 1913
Description: "This building was used as a high school for three years, 1864-1867, when Union Hall became too crowded. It was generously donated to the town by Cyrus Smith, Esq. The school committee was not at all…[More]

94t_640_reading_depot.jpg
Creator: Towle, Herbert C.
Date: 05-25-1956

94b_640_reading_depot.jpg
Date: 1985

91t_640_railroad_yards_highlands.jpg
Description: "Taken from Mineral Street bridge."

91b_640_train_toward_boston.jpg
Date: 1938
Description: "At Ash Street."

90t_640_bm_locomotive_constitution.jpg
Date: 1945
Description: "The last steam engine through Reading, April 22 1956.";"'Constitution' approaching Woburn Street crossing."

89t_640_highlands_towards_mineralst_bridge.jpg
Date: ca. 1950
Description: "Looking north toward Mineral Street bridge."

89b_640_highlands_towards_railroaddepot.jpg
Date: ca. 1950
Description: "Looking south toward railroad depot."

87t_640_railroad_crossing.jpg
Creator: Smith, Dwight A.
Date: 09-30-1950
Description: "Eclectic was the word for the passenger-train consists. [sic] In this September 30, 1950, scene of P-3 3708 leaving Reading with 119, a noon-time run to Dover NH, the RPO is ex-PRR, the combine…[More]

87b_640_reading_roundhouse_autumn.jpg
Date: 09-1951
Description: "Collection of H. K. Vollrath";"Five P-2 Pacifics, Schenectady products of 1911 and 1913 - 3652, 3669, 3627, 3662 and 3673 - are bedded down for an autumn night at the four-stall Reading Highlands…[More]