Browse Items (18 total)

  • Subject contains "Rockery (Wakefield, Mass.)"

mld20_october.jpg
Date: 10-12-1926
Description: "The Spanish War Veterans' Hiker Monument was dedicated on Columbus Day, Tuesday, October 12, 1926 as part of the 75th anniversary celebration of the Richardson Light Guard. The day consisted of a…[More]

MLD0398.jpg
Date: ca. 1910
Description: "As part of the $10,000 bequest from Cornelius Sweetser and an additional $10,000 raised by townspeople, a parks beautification program was instituted which resulted in the Bandstand, the Common as we…[More]

mld88inside_cover-rockery.jpg
Description: Photo courtesy of the Payro family and Louis Picardi.;"Lucius Beebe, author of 'Boston and the Boston Legend' and 'High Iron', a book about railroads, penned an article for the 1939 issue of 'House…[More]

mld05_december.jpg
Date: ca. 1909
Description: "Proposed in 1883 and built in 1884, the Rockery was erected as part of the $10,000 bequest from Cornelius Sweetser and through private donations. A Parks Commission was created by the Town to oversee…[More]

mld06_frontcover.jpg
Date: ca. 1926
Description: "The Hiker Monument and Rockery, a memorial to the men who fought in the Spanish-American War, was dedicated at the rockery on Columbus Day, October 12, 1926. The monument was erected after a Town…[More]

walsh_postcard53.jpg
Description: Postcard shows the Rockery on Main Street, looking north toward the Common.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

walsh_postcard52.jpg
Date: ca. 1915
Description: Postcard shows the Rockery on Main Street, looking north toward the Common.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

walsh_postcard50.jpg
Description: Postcard shows the Rockery on Main Street, looking north.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

walsh_postcard48.jpg
Description: Postcard shows the Rockery on Main Street, looking northwest. The High School is visible on the left. The text on the stone monument reads "Historical Linn Village 1639 Original town of Redding 1644…[More]
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

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

postcard9.jpg
Date: ca. 1907
Description: Postcard shows the Rockery on Main Street, looking north toward the Common.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

postcard8.jpg
Description: Postcard depicts a view northwest across Main Street towards the Baptist Church. The Rockery and High School (now Town Hall) are also visible.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

postcard54.jpg
Date: [1920-1929?]
Description: Postcard shows the Rockery on Main Street, looking north. The statue known as "The Hiker", by Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson, was dedicated on October 12, 1926 in honor of Wakefield citizens who took part…[More]
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

digitalphoto2008rockery1.jpg
Creator: Klapes, Jeffrey M., 1964-
Date: 04-25-2008
Description: Photos show views of the Rockery in the middle of Main Street at the intersection of Crescent Street. The Rockery was contructed to beautify the area in the 1880s, and at the time was often called…[More]

Then_now_2010_Loren_Hill_1.jpg
Creator: Hill, Loren
Date: 2010
Description: "The unique rock structure on Main Street honored local town history. It was inviting, almost pastoral, as illustrated by the young lad and his relaxed pose. Today the area is less inviting. No…[More]

Then_now_2010_David_Bruce_2.jpg
Creator: Bruce, David
Date: 2010
Description: "As Sofia and I walked around town, taking pictures for the Library's Wakefield Then & Now Photo Contest, I thought of the original picture postcard of The Rockery, postmarked 1914, with a young boy…[More]

Then_now_2010_David_Bruce_1.jpg
Creator: Bruce, David
Date: 2010
Description: "As Sofia and I walked around town, taking pictures for the Library's Wakefield Then & Now Photo Contest, I thought of the original picture postcard of The Rockery, postmarked 1914, with a young boy…[More]