The Rockery


The Rockery


Hill, Loren.


Wakefield, MA : The authors,




"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 crosswalks connect to any sidewalks on Main Street. Traffic swirls around it like a swarm of angry hornets. The stone marker noting local towns has been moved elsewhere to a less prominent spot on the town common. In its stead is the statue of a military figure commemorating the Spanish-American War. Today's 'Young lad' must brave heavy traffic to visit the island on Main Street." - caption provided by Loren Hill, contest winner.;Winner of photo contest, First Place, Adult category.

First photo is a reproduction of a 1914 picture postcard, looking north at the Rockery on Main Street opposite Yale Avenue. Second photo taken by Loren Hill, March 2010.


Wakefield (Mass.) -- History -- Pictorial works.

Collection :

Wakefield Then & Now Photo Contest

Citation :

Hill, Loren., "The Rockery," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #11887, (accessed September 22, 2017).