Intersection of North Avenue and Albion Street, June 24, 1930

  • Intersection of North Avenue and Albion Street, June 24, 1930
  • "Although the building at the right rear of the photograph remains standing, the building which housed Roche's Hardware/Houseware and the adjoining one which housed First National Stores and Beasley's Variety Store were torn down. The site was the location of a gas station before it was occupied by the present business. The South Reading Mechanic and Agricultural Institution, incorporated in 1833, and the South Reading Bank, organized in 1854, both occupied the second floor of the building at left. Everett W. Eaton opened a grocery store in 1864 where he conducted business for nearly 50 years. Roche's Hardware/Houseware later occupied the site and remained there for several years. The store's window displays advertised radio supplies, sporting goods and cutlery, while Beasley's Variety Store advertised its many wares in the local newspapers. One such advertisement offered sleds, skis and childrens' snow shovels." -- Text from calendar by Jayne M. D'Onofrio.
  • Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 1995
  • Photo courtesy of Tony and Jean Giuliano.
  • 06-24-1930
  • Wakefield, Mass. : Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department


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