Browse Items (36 total)

  • Subject contains "Commercial buildings"

Date: ca. 1894
Description: "The Henry F. Miller Piano Factory was one of three imposing buildings in the downtown area that were built in the 1870s. The building, located behind the Town Hall at Water and Main Streets, was the…[More]

Date: ca. 1901
Description: "This picture, taken sometime around 1901, shows the L.B. Evans Son shoe factory (at left), Ira Atkinson's grocery store, the Cutler Bros.' grocery and grain store (at the center of the picture) and…[More]

Date: ca. 1937-1939
Description: "During the 1930's, there were a number of movies for Wakefield residents to see, and two theaters from which to choose - the Wakefield Theatre at the corner of Main and West Water Streets, and the…[More]

Date: ca. 1947-1949
Description: "The 1915 Appleton Building (named for the builder H.A. Appleton of Boston) housed the Wakefield Theatre, W.T. Grant Co. department store, Cataldos Pharmacy and Thom McAn shoe store. W.T. Grant moved…[More]

Date: 1903
Description: Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 1989

Date: 1930
Description: "In December, 1929, William T. Curley, Sr., owner of the Traders' Block, leased a portion of the building to the J.J. Newberry Company of New York for a period of 21 years, beginning in March, 1930.…[More]

Date: 10-09-1940
Description: "Located in the Perkins Block at the south corner of Main and Albion Streets, Bonney & Dutton's Old Corner Drug Store was owned by Riberot Dutton until 1940 when it was purchased by clerks Albert…[More]

Date: 1923
Description: "This three-story structure was built at the corner of Avon and Main Streets in 1895 for John Flanley, a prominent furniture dealer and real estate owner. The building, 'one of the largest and best…[More]

Date: 1898
Description: "Taken in 1898, this photograph of Railroad Avenue (now North Avenue) depicts what much of the area across from the railroad station looked like until the 1940's. Pictured, from left to right, the old…[More]

Date: 1887
Description: Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 1990

Date: ca. 1900-1939
Description: "This street scene on Main Street was photographed near Chestnut Street. The buildings, at right, include a fish market, the Kingman Block, and the Perkins Block. The Perkins Block housed the Old…[More]

Date: 1940
Description: Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 1996

Date: 06-24-1930
Description: "Although the building at the right rear of the photograph remains standing, the building which housed Roche's Hardware/Houseware and the adjoining one which housed First National Stores and Beasley's…[More]

Date: 1931
Description: "Greenwood was originally a part of Charlestown and 'Maldon' during the 1600s. Since it was mandatory for all men to attend church and participate in military drills, the men petitioned the…[More]

Date: 1937-1939
Description: "The Gould Block, also referred to as the Walton Block, was one of the many downtown buildings razed during the 1930's to make way for the 'modern' structures which exist today. Formerly owned by…[More]

Date: ca. 1890-1899
Description: "The building at the right of the picture, built in 1875 by Joseph Connell and Thomas Curley, was actually two separate but adjoining buildings, one owned by Asa Boothby, the other owned by the estate…[More]

Date: 1930
Description: "The A.T. Sederquest Company sold 'electrical household appliances of every description' at its 418 Main Street store. According to reports, Sederquest and Russell's store (Russell Electric Shop) was…[More]

Date: 1890
Description: Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 1989

Date: 1868
Description: "The C.H.R. Cheney sign boasted that it sold 'Jewelry and Fancy Goods,' while the adjacent stores sold the Boston Herald, tonic, and ginger beer, and housed J.A. Cutter's Hair Dressing Rooms. The…[More]

Date: 12-1938
Description: "The Brown Block, located across from Avon Street at the site of the Wakefield Cooperative Bank, was one of the last buildings to be torn down as Wakefield moved into the 1940's. The Brown Block has…[More]