Pine Street, 1910

Title:

Pine Street, 1910

Publisher:

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

Date:

2009

Description:

Photo courtesy of the Wakefield Historical Society.

"Although there was a Pine Street off Cedar Hill (Fairmount) Avenue in 1875, this Pine Street may have been in the village of Greenwood, off Pitman Avenue. According to the Wakefield Street List of 1910, many Pine Street property owners were listed as residents of other communities, including Charlestown and Boston, and several homes were listed as having New Hampshire owners. The majority of Greenwood Village was deeply wooded, with many streets, or lanes, the width of an oxen cart. Like other sections of Wakefield, the population of Greenwood rose significantly after 1845 when the railroad began operating through town. Verbal history records note that there were 20 families in Greenwood in 1862 in 1895, there were said to be 601. Maps of the period show roads without names." - Text from calendar by Jayne M. D'Donofrio.

Subject:

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

Collection :

Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department calendars

Tags :

Citation :

"Pine Street, 1910 ," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #12181, http://heritage.noblenet.org/items/show/12181 (accessed August 20, 2014).