H.M. Warren School and vicinity, circa 1910

  • H.M. Warren School and vicinity, circa 1910
  • "Wakefield's residential sections include the West Side, near the Warren School and past the 'Park Gates' (at lower left of photo). In a tribute to Wakefield's businesses published in the 1890s the following is an excerpt of what was said about the residential community. 'As regards the advantages offered by Wakefield as a Home Town" it may be truthfully said that this community will make a most favorable showing as a result of the most thorough investigation that could possibly be made. Of Wakefield it has been said: 'She stands ready every day in the year to extend a cordial welcome and invitation to good men and women, of every name and race, to cast their lot within her borders, and help make her more and more a centre of intelligence, virtue and enterprise, a place of beauty, a city of homes.''And that is just what the Wakefield os the future will be, - a city of homes. Every year it is becoming more generally appreciated that a great mercantile and manufacturing city is not a fit place for a real home, and that the advantages of a town like Wakefield as a place of residence are so many and important that no family that is in a position to utilize them can afford to neglect to do so. So the future of Wakefield will be a veritable city of homes, and by both the number and character of her population will be entitled to a leading position among the prosperous and influential communities of the old Bay State.'" -- Text from calendar by Jayne M. D'Onofrio.
  • Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 1998
  • Photo courtesy of Susan Miranda Byrnes.
  • ca. 1910
  • [Wakefield, Mass.] : Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department


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