Browse Items (47 total)

  • Subject contains "Streets"

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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: 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]

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]

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

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.

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]

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]

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]

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]

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

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]

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]

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]

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