Browse Items (75 total)

  • Subject contains "Church buildings"

mld88_feb1.jpg
Description: "During the early days, when Wakefield was still called South Reading, Catholics in this 1500-resident community did not have a church of their own. When they wanted to congregate for worship, they…[More]

MLD1197.jpg
Date: 1927
Description: "The landscape of Albion Street was quite different when the Methodist Episcopal Church occupied a site on the street, east of the railroad tracks. Organized on June 4, 1865 with a membership of 26,…[More]

MLD1203.jpg
Date: 04-06-1905
Description: "The Holy Mary del Carmine Society chapel and meeting-house at 94 Water Street was officially dedicated on August 8, 1923. The chapel was built by the Santissima Maria del Carmine Society to enable…[More]

MLD0797.jpg
Date: 07-31-1921
Description: "The early beginnings of the Greenwood Union Church can be traced through historical records to the mid-1850's when the Sunday School was organized under the leadership of Henry Degan. The founders…[More]

mld88_may1.jpg
Description: "The Greenwood Union Church has undergone many changes and additions since its first foundation was built in 1884. This church was actually established in 1873 as the 'First Congregational Society of…[More]

mld09_february.jpg
Date: 1909
Description: "The fourth meeting house of the First Parish Congregational Church fell victim to a fire on the morning of February 21, 1909, in what was described by the Wakefield Item as 'one of the hottest and…[More]

mld91_february.jpg
Date: 02-1916
Description: "Passersby stop to look at the damage caused by a fire to the First Parish Congregational Church on February 21, 1909. The fire partially destroyed the stone building and 'brought genuine grief to…[More]

mld88_nov-1.jpg
Description: "One of the constants in the history of Wakefield, from the time of its inception in 1644 until the present day, has been the First Parish Congregational Church. Currently located on the corner of…[More]

MLD0697.jpg
Date: ca. 1918
Description: "Organized in 1794 as the South Reading Branch of the Baptist Church of Woburn, and in 1798 as the Baptist Society in the First Parish, the First Baptist Church built its first meeting house on Salem…[More]

mld09_september.jpg
Date: ca. 1905
Description: "The original portion of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church was erected on Water Street in 1881. The building was moved from Water Street to the north corner of Bryant and Main Streets in 1894, opposite…[More]

mld95_december.jpg
Date: 1908
Description: "Now one of Wakefield's busiest intersections, the Albion Street and North Avenue (known as Railroad Avenue until 1910) area appears to be quite tranquil in 1908. The railroad crossing was operated…[More]

YMCA.jpg
Creator: Payro, J. (Joseph C.), 1862-1953
Date: 1930

saintjosephschool.jpg
Creator: Payro, J. (Joseph C.), 1862-1953
Date: 1936
Description: Photograph taken on May 8, 1936 shows a flag raising ceremony at the school of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church on Gould Street.

walsh_postcard43.jpg
Description: Postcard shows the Rockery on Main Street, looking northwest. The First Baptist Church is visible on the left.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

walsh_postcard33.jpg
Description: Postcard shows a view of the Universalist Church on the east side of Main Street near the Rockery. The church was erected on that site in 1839. Major renovations in 1859 moved the building back from…[More]
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

walsh_postcard20.jpg
Description: Postcard shows a view looking north up Main Street from the intersection of Main and Avon Streets. The Universalist Church, visible in the center, was erected on that site in 1839. Major renovations…[More]
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

walsh_postcard156.jpg
Description: Postcard shows a view of the Emmanuel Parish Episcopal Church on Main Street on the east side of Wakefield Common. The church was originally located on Water Street and was moved in 1900 to the corner…[More]
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

walsh_postcard155.jpg
Date: 1908
Description: Postcard shows a view of the Emmanuel Parish Episcopal Church on Main Street on the east side of Wakefield Common. The church was originally located on Water Street and was moved in 1900 to the corner…[More]
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

walsh_postcard154.jpg
Date: 1919
Description: Postcard shows a view of the Greenwood Union Church on Oak Street just off of Main Street in the Greenwood section of Wakefield. The building was built in 1895 and enlarged in 1922 and again in 1937.…[More]
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

walsh_postcard153.jpg
Description: Postcard shows a view of the Emmanuel Parish Episcopal Church on Main Street on the east side of Wakefield Common. The church was originally located on Water Street and was moved in 1900 to the corner…[More]
Collection: Wakefield Postcards