North Avenue, 1898

Title:

North Avenue, 1898

Creator:

D'Onofrio, Jayne M.

Publisher:

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

Date:

2000

Description:

Photo courtesy of the Wakefield Historical Society.

"Taken in 1898, this photograph of Railroad Avenue (now North Avenue) depicts what much of the area across from the railroad station looked like until the 1940's. Pictured, from left to right, the old Walton homestead, George L. Teague's store, the Gilman Drug Store (subsequently Nat Eaton's Drug Store), and the Thorndike Market. The stores were decorated for the departure of the Co. A, 6th Regiment which left Wakefield for the Spanish American War. The flag was raised in May, 1898. It was reported that before the flag was raised, a dummy of Spanish General Weyler was 'pulled to the peak and blasted to pieces with shotguns and revolvers using live ammunition.'" -- Text from calendar by Jayne M. D'Onofrio.

Subject:

Railroad Avenue (Wakefield, Mass.).

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

Collection :

Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department calendars

Tags :

Citation :

D'Onofrio, Jayne M., "North Avenue, 1898," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #11965, http://heritage.noblenet.org/items/show/11965 (accessed October 24, 2014).