Rosson's Quannapowitt Grove, circa 1910


Rosson's Quannapowitt Grove, circa 1910


D'Onofrio, Jayne M.


Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department,




Photo courtesy of the Wakefield Historical Society.

"Located at the northern end of Lake Quannapowitt, Rosson's Quannapowitt Picnic Grove and Boat Livery may have been a stop along the Wakefield and Stoneham Street Railway system's Lakeside Route. Moxie, first sold as a soft drink in 1884, was prominently featured on the front of the building. Moxie outsold Coca-Cola until the 1920s. In 1910, the Town was taking action to buy most of the land at the north end of the Lake, from Rosson's Grove to the Boston Ice House, and to use funding from the Metropolitan Park Service parks program. In October 1910, Town representatives and the Park Service 'tramped through the marshes at Rosson's Grove' to contemplate the validity of making a road connecting North Avenue and Main Street." -- Text from calendar by Jayne M. D'Onofrio.


Quannapowitt, Lake -- Massachusetts -- Wakefield.

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

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Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department calendars

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D'Onofrio, Jayne M., "Rosson's Quannapowitt Grove, circa 1910," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #12098, (accessed August 20, 2017).