Browse Items (22 total)

  • Subject contains "War memorials"

mld13_frontcover.jpg
Date: ca. 1909
Description: "Now known as Veterans' Memorial Common, Wakefield's Upper Common was once the original public land created by the Town's early settlers in 1741. The Soldiers and Sailors Civil War Monument, at the…[More]

mld12_backcover.jpg
Date: ca. 1905
Description: "The upper Common, pictured shortly after the dedication of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument which occurred in 1902. Before the Town received a bequest from Cornelius Sweetser of $10,000 which…[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]

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]

mld91_june.jpg
Date: 06-17-1902
Description: "Thousands of Wakefield residents and friends turned out for the dedication of the monument, made possible by a bequest of $10,000 in the will of Mrs. Harriet N. Flint. In her will, Mrs. Flint…[More]

walsh_postcard60.jpg
Description: Postcard shows a view of Wakefield Common with the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial, erected in 1902 to commemorate Wakefield's Civil War casualties, in the background.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

walsh_postcard122.jpg
Date: 1909
Description: Postcard shows the Congregational Church on the west side of Wakefield Common. The granite church, built in 1892, was the fourth church on the site. It was destroyed by fire in 1909. A new church of…[More]
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

walsh_postcard115.jpg
Date: 1913
Description: Postcard shows a view of the Common looking east up Church Street, which becomes Salem Street at the point where the houses are visible (the intersection with Main Street). In the center on Main…
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

walsh_postcard112.jpg
Description: Postcard shows a view of Wakefield Common with the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial, erected in 1902 to commemorate Wakefield's Civil War casualties. The band stand is visible in the background.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

walsh_postcard109.jpg
Description: Postcard shows a view of Wakefield Common with the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial, erected in 1902 to commemorate Wakefield's Civil War casualties.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

postcard7.jpg
Description: Postcard shows the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial on the lower common, erected in 1902 to commemorate Wakefield's Civil War casualties.
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

postcard40.jpg
Description: Postcard shows a view of the Floral Way, an arbored walkway roughly 800 feet long on the south shore of Lake Quannapowitt between the Old Burying Ground and the Hartshorne House. The Floral Way was…[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]

digitalphoto2007world-war-one-memorial1.jpg
Creator: Klapes, Jeffrey M., 1964-
Date: 09-18-2007
Description: Photos show views of the granite memorial with a bronze plaque listing Wakefield's casualties in the Great War. The monument is located near the south end of the Upper Common.

digitalphoto2007world-war2-monument1.jpg
Creator: Sardella, Mark S. , 1951-
Date: 12-2007 to 02-2008
Description: Photos show views of the World War Two Memorial on the Common approximately opposite Park Street, financed by citizens' donations to commemorate Wakefield's casualties. The monument was sponsored by…[More]

digitalphoto2007korean-vietnam-war-memorial1.jpg
Creator: Klapes, Jeffrey M., 1964-
Date: 09-22-2007
Description: Photos show front and rear views of the granite memorial with a bronze plaque listed Wakefield's casualties in the two wars. The monument is located at the extreme south end of the Upper Common.[More]

digitalphoto2007firefighters-memorial.jpg
Creator: Klapes, Jeffrey M., 1964-
Date: 10-21-2007
Description: Photos show views of the granite memorial with a bronze plaque listing Wakefield's firefighters who have died. The monument is located near the chapel at the entrance to Lakeside Cemetery on North…[More]

digitalphoto2007civilwarmonument1.jpg
Creator: Klapes, Jeffrey M., 1964-
Date: 09-18-2007
Description: Photos show views of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial, a granite column erected in 1902 to commemorate Wakefield's Civil War casualties. The monument is located on the Common approximately opposite…[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]