Swimming at Lake Quannapowitt, 1948

Title:

Swimming at Lake Quannapowitt, 1948

Publisher:

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

Date:

2008

Description:

Photo courtesy of the Wakefield Historical Society.

"Although a bath house was located on Spaulding Street for many years, swimmers flocked to other parts of Lake Quannapowitt to beat the summer heat. The head of the lake was a popular spot, with swimmers flocking to the area often referred to as Boulevard Beach. Other popular swimming areas included the area of Beacon Street where the Girl Scouts conducted their swimming classes. Swimming in Lake Quannapowitt was once such a popular pastime that the bath house had extended hours during heat waves. In the late 1940s, the Town Planning Board called attention to the 'conditions' at the head of the lake, referring the matter to the Metropolitan District Commission. It was the Board's intention to eventually build an additional bath house for swimmers. Eventually, the Town established another supervised swimming area at Col. Connelly Park." - Text from calendar by Jayne M. D'Donofrio.

Subject:

Lake Quannapowitt (Wakefield, Mass.)

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

Collection :

Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department calendars

Tags :

Citation :

"Swimming at Lake Quannapowitt, 1948 ," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #12161, http://heritage.noblenet.org/items/show/12161 (accessed September 2, 2014).