Browse Items (47 total)

  • Subject contains "Streets"

mld17_backcover.jpg
Date: ca. 1900
Description: "The picture provides a look at Wakefield's past, including homes and stores which were razed during the 1920s through the 1950s. To the left of the photo is the Italianate-style building which housed…[More]

mld15_december.jpg
Date: 1870-1873
Description: "Taken as a stereograph by photographer C.F. Richardson, this picture shows Main Street looking north. In the left of the pictures is the 3rd meetinghouse of the First Parish Congregational Church…[More]

mld15_february.jpg
Date: ca. 1908
Description: "Thomas Emerson first started his shoe manufacturing business at Lakeside, just north of Lawrence Street. He moved his operations to Albion Street, east of North Avenue, in 1859. He moved the Thomas…[More]

mld15_frontcover.jpg
Date: ca. 1925
Description: "This picture of downtown Wakefield was taken on the corner of Chestnut Street looking south on Main Street. The buildings at the left side of the photo were razed in the late 1930s. Taking a look…[More]

mld12_may.jpg
Date: ca. 1938
Description: "The downtown area of Wakefield was transformed in the late 1930s and early 1940s, with the razing of houses and brick buildings. The Gould Block, on the northern corner of Main and Centre Streets,…[More]

mld11_august.jpg
Date: 08-1949
Description: "What was to be a state-funded rebuilding of Main Street from the Rockery to Greenwood, and the removal of the streetcar rails in 1949, led to the laying of a new drainage system down the middle of…[More]

mld09_october.jpg
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]

MLD0303.jpg
Date: 1915
Description: "This view of Water Street from Cyrus Street looking west toward Wakefield Square shows the construction of the building at the corner of Columbia Road. According to the 1913 Town Report, Wakefield…[More]

MLD97back.jpg
Date: ca. 1940-1949
Description: "Downtown Wakefield is illuminated for the Christmas holidays in this photo taken sometime in the early 1940s. The one-story building at the left of the photo was built in 1939, and the building on…[More]

mld89_frontcover.jpg
Date: 1903
Description: Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 1989

mld88backcover.jpg
Date: 1904
Description: "Wakefield Square as it looked in 1904, complete with an electric street railway. The picture was taken facing South from Chestnut Street." -- Text from calendar.

mld90_may.jpg
Description: "The Wakefield Mothers' Club was established in 1915 when a group of Wakefield mothers met at the home of Mrs. Carl Snow and voted to organize a mothers club for the purpose of 'awakening a deeper…[More]

mld09_backcover.jpg
Date: 1910
Description: "Although there was a Pine Street off Cedar Hill (Fairmount) Avenue in 1875, this Pine Street may have been in the village of Greenwood, off Pitman Avenue. According to the Wakefield Street List of…[More]

mld00_frontcover.jpg
Description: "Appropriately titled 'Peaceful Main Street,' this photograph shows downtown Wakefield as it looked in 1898. The photo was probably taken from the top floors of the Perkins building at the south…[More]

MLD0598.jpg
Date: 03-1934 to 05-1934
Description: "The new 1934 automobiles which were featured in the General Motors Exhibit in Boston paraded through downtown Wakefield as part of the promotional activities prior to the show. To encourage the sale…[More]

mld90_frontcover.jpg
Date: 1887
Description: Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 1990

mld06_august.jpg
Date: ca. 1916
Description: "The east side of Main Street near the Rockery has housed many businesses and residences since the mid-1800s, as well as the Universalist Church, now the Unitarian-Universalist Church. In 1858, this…[More]

mld10_back-cover.jpg
Date: ca. 1890
Description: "This photograph looks south toward downtown, capturing a piece of the lower Common and Lake Quannapowitt. The unpaved road leads toward Salem Street. Pictured on the Common is the bandstand, erected…[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]

mld96_backcover.jpg
Date: 1940
Description: Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 1996