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  • Subject contains "Church buildings"

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Date: 1872
Description: The stately First Baptist Church was destroyed by a seven-alarm fire on October 23, 2018. The church is described in the 250th anniversary publication of 1894, after addressing a fire that destroyed…[More]

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Date: 1922
Description: "The Methodist Episcopal Church of Wakefield was organized on June 4, 1865 with a membership of 26. According to the Proceedings of the 250th Anniversary of the Ancient Town of Redding, services were…[More]

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Date: ca. 1870
Description: "The first meeting house of the Baptist Society of the First Parish was built in 1800 on Salem Street "near the resident of the late Sylvanus Clark, No. 37 Salem Street." according to the History of…[More]

mld14_backcover.jpg
Date: 1880-1889
Description: "This photo, part of a stereograph, was taken along the shore of Lake Quannapowitt, looking south toward what appears to be Beebe's Cove. The fence at the left could have been part of the Beebe Estate…[More]

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Date: 1890-1899
Description: Erected in 1881 at a cost of $5,000, the Emmanuel Episcopal Church was located on Water Street near the Center Depot, on the site that later became the L.B. Evans' Son shoe factory. Ground was broken…[More]

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Date: ca. 1894
Description: "The Unitarian Universalist Church, the oldest existing religious building in Wakefield, had its beginnings on April 29, 1813, when seven South Reading men met at the Elm Street home of Col. Amos…[More]

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Date: ca. 1905
Description: "The upper Common, pictured shortly after the dedication of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument which occurred in 1902. Before the Town received a bequest from Cornelius Sweetser of $10,000 which…[More]

mld11_april.jpg
Date: ca. 1909
Description: "This photograph was probably taken somewhere in the vicinity of Fairmount Avenue in the early 1900s. Although it is interesting to note the various architectural styles of the houses, it is even more…[More]

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Date: ca. 1909
Description: "The stately St. Joseph's Church was erected in several stages, beginning with the purchase of land on Albion Street in 1852 and concluding with the dedication of the church in 1890. According to a…[More]

Creator: Klapes, Jeffrey M., 1964-
Date: 10-23-2018
Description: Videos show views of the First Baptist Church located at 8 Lafayette Street on the west side of the Upper Common at the corner of Common Street. Built around 1872, the high style Italianate building…[More]

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Creator: Klapes, Jeffrey M., 1964-
Date: 10-24-2018
Description: Photos show views of the First Baptist Church located at 8 Lafayette Street on the west side of the Upper Common at the corner of Common Street. Built around 1872, the high style Italianate building…[More]

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Creator: Klapes, Jeffrey M., 1964-
Date: 10-23-2018
Description: Photos show views of the First Baptist Church located at 8 Lafayette Street on the west side of the Upper Common at the corner of Common Street. Built around 1872, the high style Italianate building…[More]

MLD93back.jpg
Date: ca. 1931
Description: Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 1993

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Description: "The fourth meeting house of the First Parish Congregational Church was dedicated in 1892, and was known as one of the finest north of Boston. The style was a simple harmonious development of…

mld08_may.jpg
Date: 1910-1911
Description: "During the early 1900s, the Ladies' Society of the Universalist Church held a May Festival at the Town Hall for boys and girls, complete with costumes and 'original and fancy dances' arranged by Miss…[More]

mld94_september.jpg
Date: ca. 1890
Description: "The history of the First Parish Congregational Church is woven into the history of the Town of Wakefield. The first house of worship was erected by the citizens of Reading on the westerly side of…[More]

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Date: 1900-1939
Description: "With its cornerstone laid in place on September 8, 1889, St. Joseph's Church was dedicated on November 9, 1890. This center altar, one of three, was resplendent in white and gold and was created…[More]

mld05_back.jpg
Date: ca. 1880-1889
Description: "When viewed through a stereoscope or special glasses, two superimposed stereoscopic pictures create a two [i.e three] dimensional effect. The third home of the First Parish Congregational Church was…[More]

MLD01insideback.jpg
Date: ca. 1930
Description: "St. Joseph's Parochial School was built under the guidance of Father Florence J. Halloran. In addition to overseeing the building of the school, he was responsible for a mission chapel built in…[More]

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Date: 1899
Description: "Prior to July 1851, South Reading Catholics were accustomed to traveling to Lynn to attend Mass, and sick calls were attended from St. Mary's Church in Boston. The first Catholic Mass in South…[More]