Browse Items (11 total)

  • Subject contains "Postal service"

mld18_october.jpg
Date: 10-31-1923
Description: "This is a rare glimpse of the Kingman Block, now the Bourdon Block, at the corner of Main and Albion Streets, and of the Ye Barnard Inn on Albion Street. The photograph was taken on October 31, 1923…[More]

mld11_march.jpg
Date: 1900-1903
Description: "Built on land once occupied by the Solon Richardson mansion, the Richardson Building was home to Wakefield's Post Office from 1902 until 1924. As was the custom during the 1800s and early 1900s, the…[More]

mld88_april1.jpg
Description: "The Wakefield Post Office has been a central part of the community for nearly 200 years, operating in a number of locations until its permanent home was dedicated in 1937. The first mail was brought…[More]

mld08_april.jpg
Date: 1931
Description: "Before the town's first post office opened in 1812 on Main Street, private citizens returning from the Charlestown Toll House delivered mail to a central location. In 1854, Postman Samuel Kingman…[More]

MLD0403.jpg
Date: 04-01-1924
Description: "After more than 20 years in the Richardson Building on Main Street, the Post Office moved to a new home at 9 Albion Street, between the Kingman and Caldwell Buildings, in 1924. When the Post Office…[More]

mld99_may.jpg
Date: 1894
Description: "The Post Office was among the many public and private buildings and homes which were decorated for the Town's 250th anniversary celebration in 1894. The building was draped in the national colors,…[More]

mld94_december.jpg
Date: 1892
Description: "The first 'regular' post office in Wakefield was established in 1812 in a small building on Main Street. John Rayner served as the town's first Postmaster. In 1852, or soon after his appointment,…[More]

walsh_postcard92.jpg
Description: Postcard shows a view of the 1860 Richardson Block on the northwest corner of Main Street and Richardson Avenue. The Wakefield Post Office was located in the building from 1901 until 1924, when it…
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

walsh_postcard12.jpg
Date: ca. 1915
Description: Postcard shows a view of the 1860 Richardson Block on the northwest corner of Main Street and Richardson Avenue. The Wakefield Post Office was located in the building from 1901 until 1924, when it…
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

digitalphoto2008post-office1.jpg
Creator: Klapes, Jeffrey M., 1964-
Date: 04-24-2008
Description: Photos show the U. S. Post Office located at 321 Main Street on the west side of the street at the corner of Yale Avenue. Wakefield's post office was located in several places in town before this…[More]

Then_now_2011_Annette_Dupon_1.jpg
Creator: Dupon, Annette
Date: 2011
Description: Historical image of Wakefield Post Office (Richardson Building) from the early 1900's mashed up with photo by Annette Dupon of Wakefield Post office back room, 2011.