Browse Items (78 total)

  • Subject contains "Lakes"

mld16_august.jpg
Date: 1893
Description: "The lakeshore on Main Street was not part of the town's common land before 1885; rather, the southeast corner of Lake Quannapowitt and Main Street was dotted with buildings, such as John Aborn's Shoe…[More]

mld12_january.jpg
Date: 1969
Description: "Lake Quannapowitt, the center of recreational activities in Wakefield, drew scores of local youth to its shores during the winter months for skating and pick-up hockey games. Although winter 1969 was…[More]

mld88_august.jpg
Description: "Lake Quannapowitt and all its beauty has been the source of recreation for several generations of Wakefield residents. The bandstand was the scene of many concerts and the lake and her shore provided…[More]

MLD1298.jpg
Date: ca. 1932
Description: "The Lakeside Cemetery Chapel on North Avenue was built in the late 1930's, and, according to its architect, it was designed to be a 'beautiful and dignified' setting for funeral services. It was…[More]

mld88_june1.jpg
Description: "It's hard to imagine Lake Quannapowitt without the office complexes and homes which dot the landscape. Yet it wasn't that long ago that the Beebe family home was one of the few homes on the lake's…[More]

MLD96front.jpg
Date: ca. 1936
Description: "Howard Johnson's ice cream stand and restaurant opened for business and restaurant opened for business on June 14, 1936, at the head of Lake Quannapowitt. The popular roadside 'stand' was built by…[More]

mld06_backcover.jpg
Date: 1913
Description: "William E. Eaton's 'Handbook of Wakefield : a stranger's guide and residents' manual' describes this scene from Harts Hill: 'The natural character of the country in and about Wakefield flanked on…[More]

mld05_april.jpg
Date: ca. 1906
Description: "Ice harvesting on both Lake Quannapowitt and Crystal Lake was a large part of Wakefield's winter scene, starting in the mid-1800s and continuing until the 1940s. According to a lecture given by Town…[More]

walsh_postcard99.jpg
Description: Postcard shows a view of the eastern shore of Lake Quannapowitt.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

walsh_postcard98.jpg
Date: 1908
Description: Postcard shows a view looking south from the eastern shore of Lake Quannapowitt. The boat house and the towers of the Baptist and Congregational churches are visible in the distance.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

walsh_postcard97.jpg
Description: Postcard shows a view looking southwest from the eastern shore of Lake Quannapowitt. The towers of the Baptist and Congregational churches are visible in the distance.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

walsh_postcard96.jpg
Date: 1936
Description: Postcard shows a view looking south towards the Common from Beebe Cove on the east shore of Lake Quannapowitt.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

walsh_postcard95.jpg
Description: Postcard shows a view of the eastern shore of Lake Quannapowitt.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

walsh_postcard94.jpg
Date: 1915
Description: Postcard shows a view looking southwest from Main Street across the Common toward the boathouse at the end of Lake Street on the southern shore of Lake Quannapowitt. The spires of the Congregational…[More]
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

walsh_postcard93.jpg
Description: Postcard shows a view of Beebe Cove on the east shore of Lake Quannapowitt.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

walsh_postcard91.jpg
Description: Postcard shows a view looking east of the beach on the southern shore of Lake Quannapowitt.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

walsh_postcard90.jpg
Description: Postcard shows a view of an unidentified spot on the shore of Lake Quannapowitt.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

walsh_postcard89.jpg
Description: Postcard shows a view of the beach on the southern shore of Lake Quannapowitt.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

walsh_postcard88.jpg
Date: [1940-1949?]
Description: Postcard shows a view looking north from the Common across Lake Quannapowitt.;"The beautiful lake named for a local Indian chief is popular for bathing, boating, and skating." -- Text from back of…[More]
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

walsh_postcard87.jpg
Description: Postcard shows a view of elm trees along the Main Street shore of Lake Quannapowitt.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards