Corner of Water Street and Wakefield Avenue

  • Corner of Water Street and Wakefield Avenue
  • Kraus, Cole
  • Payro, J. (Joseph C.), 1862-1953
  • "I thought the buildings might be torn down or reconstructed, but the buildings were still there but different colors and the stores have changed owners. In the original photo, two women and one man were walking. Since there were no people walking by, I had my mother, sister and our friend stand so it would look like the original photo. You can see that the clothes they wore were different than those we wear now. It helps tell the age of the photo by the car parked on the side of the street. Cars have changed a lot since that photo was taken." - caption provided by Cole Kraus (age 10), contest winner.
  • Winner of photo contest, First Place, Kids category
  • First photo taken by Joseph C. Payro dated July 23, 1945, looking southeast at the corner of Water Street and Wakefield Avenue. Second photo taken by Cole Kraus, March 2010.
  • 2010
  • Wakefield, MA : The authors


Kraus, Cole and Payro, J. (Joseph C.), 1862-1953, “Corner of Water Street and Wakefield Avenue,” Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, Mass., accessed June 23, 2021,



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