Rosson's Quannapowitt Grove, circa 1910

  • Rosson's Quannapowitt Grove, circa 1910
  • "Located at the northern end of Lake Quannapowitt, Rosson's Quannapowitt Picnic Grove and Boat Livery may have been a stop along the Wakefield and Stoneham Street Railway system's Lakeside Route. Moxie, first sold as a soft drink in 1884, was prominently featured on the front of the building. Moxie outsold Coca-Cola until the 1920s. In 1910, the Town was taking action to buy most of the land at the north end of the Lake, from Rosson's Grove to the Boston Ice House, and to use funding from the Metropolitan Park Service parks program. In October 1910, Town representatives and the Park Service 'tramped through the marshes at Rosson's Grove' to contemplate the validity of making a road connecting North Avenue and Main Street." -- Text from calendar by Jayne M. D'Onofrio.
  • Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 2005
  • Photo courtesy of the Wakefield Historical Society.
  • ca. 1910
  • Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department


“Rosson's Quannapowitt Grove, circa 1910,” Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, Mass., accessed July 27, 2021,



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