Crescent and Eaton Streets :1930

  • Crescent and Eaton Streets :1930
  • This photograph was taken from the steeple of the Baptist Church, looking southeast. The view shows several prominent buildings and structures, most notably the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Wakefield, at the right, the factory building once referred to as the "Old Rink Building" and former home to the Richardson Light Guard armory, the Lincoln School, and the Heywood-Wakefield Company, formerly the Wakefield Rattan Company, and later the Robie Industrial Park. The photograph was taken before the 1951 police station was built, now part of the Public Safety Building. The 1900 fire station is not pictured but is to the right of the top of the church steeple. Note the homes with barns and the absence of automobiles in the driveways and on the roadways.
  • Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 2021
  • Photo courtesy of the Wakefield Item Company
  • 1930
  • Wakefield, Mass. : Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department


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