Winter snowstorm, Main Street, 1915

Title:
  • Winter snowstorm, Main Street, 1915
Description:
  • "This street railway car traveled to Lynn through the snowy streets of Wakefield during this storm in 1915. The storm may have occurred in December, as the winter of 1915-1916 is recorded as the ninth "snowiest" season in the season city city of Boston, with 76.2 inches of snow. Wakefield was an important street railway center soon after the Wakefield and Stoneham Street Railway Company was established in 1889. The first tracks ran from Wakefield center to Stoneham, connecting Wakefield with the Lynn & Boston road to Melrose and Woburn. In 1893, tracks were laid from Wakefield Town Hall via Water Street through Saugus to the Lynn city line, establishing a direct connection with the city of Lynn." -- Text from calendar by Jayne M. D'Onofrio.
  • Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 2020
  • Photo courtesy of the Wakefield Historical Society.
Date:
  • 1915
Subject:
Coverage:
Contributor:
Publisher:
  • Wakefield, Mass. : Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department

Citation

“Winter snowstorm, Main Street, 1915,” Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, Mass., accessed April 7, 2020, https://digitalheritage.noblenet.org/wakefield/items/show/3385.

Contact

Please let us know if you have any corrections, additional information or questions about this item.