[Walton Field, aerial photo]


[Walton Field, aerial photo]


[Wakefield, Mass.] : Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department




"Walton Field, behind the Galvin Middle School, was the Wakefield High School athletic field until the current high school on Farm Street was opened in 1974. Soon after the completion of the new high school on Main Street, (now the Middle School), the athletic field was dedicated in honor of the Walton family in May 1926, prior to the start of a Saturday afternoon baseball game against Melrose. Money for the field was donated by Arthur and Mary Walton in memory of their son, Winship, who passed away in 1908. Arthur Gould Walton and his wife, Mary E. Bartlett Walton, both graduates of WHS, offered $10,000 to construct an athletic field which eventually cost $30,000. Mrs. Walton passed away in 1925 before the field was completed. Arthur G. Walton was the founder of A.G. Walton & Co., a shoe manufacturing firm. He inherited extensive real estate holdings throughout Wakefield, including the Walton and Gould business blocks. Arthur Gould Walton passed away in August 1937. The field was improved in the 1930s as part of the WPA program." -- Text from calendar.


Schools -- Massachusetts -- Wakefield -- Pictorial works.

Wakefield (Mass.) -- History -- Pictorial works; Wakefield (Mass.) -- Aerial photographs.

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Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department calendars

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"[Walton Field, aerial photo]," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #11954, http://heritage.noblenet.org/items/show/11954 (accessed August 20, 2017).