Walton-Winship estate, North Avenue & Chestnut Street, 1914

Title:

Walton-Winship estate, North Avenue & Chestnut Street, 1914

Publisher:

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

Date:

2010

Description:

Photo courtesy of the Wakefield Historical Society.

"The French-roof house, once owned by the Honorable Daniel G. Walton and the Honorable Thomas Winship, was offered for sale in October 1914. Arthur G. Walton, who had purchased the interest of the Winship and Walton heirs, planned to keep the land to build a one-story, seven-business brick block on the site. He entered into an agreement with contractor/real estate agent William Prescott to sell only the house, which was to be removed by the new owners. The Selectmen intervened and decided it was impractical to move the house to any of the three sites selected by the potential owners on North Avenue and West Water Street, 26 Chestnut Street, or 70 Elm Street. The eventual buyer, Selectman Nathaniel Cutler, and his son Fred moved the house in sections to the fomer site of the North Avenue ball field. The site for the new stores was excavated by contractor Charles Doyle who removed the soil to fill in low land owned by Arthur Walton on Gould Street. The building plans included a store on the corner, four stores on North Avenue, and two on Chestnut Street. The new building was helping make North Avenue 'quite the business thoroughfare' and was in keeping with the growth of the town." - Text from calendar by Jayne M. D'Donofrio.

Subject:

Architecture, Domestic -- Massachusetts -- Wakefield -- Pictorial works; Walton-Winship Estate (Wakefield, Mass.)

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

Collection :

Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department calendars

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Citation :

"Walton-Winship estate, North Avenue & Chestnut Street, 1914 ," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #12189, http://heritage.noblenet.org/items/show/12189 (accessed April 20, 2014).