Main Street at Crescent Street 1924

  • Main Street at Crescent Street 1924
  • The lot of land at the north corner of Main and Crescent Streets was once the location of the Second Baptist Meeting House. Built in 1836 and dedicated on January 20, 1837, the church was destroyed by fire on June 21, 1871. A new church was built on the other side of the Rockery, at the corner of Lafayette and Common Streets in 1873. The site was referred to as the Carter lot after the home of James H. Carter at 8 Park Street, which can be seen in the back center of the photograph. The home was later occupied by Samuel T. Parker. The Crystal Apartments were built soon after the photograph was taken, in 1924, by John S. Griffiths of 15 Chestnut Street. The apartment-house, said at the time to be the largest to be built in Wakefield, contained 21 suites.
  • Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 2018
  • Photo courtesy of the Wakefield Historical Society.
  • 1924
  • Wakefield, Mass. : Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department


“Main Street at Crescent Street 1924,” Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, Mass., accessed April 21, 2021,


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