Building at 7 Foster Street, Wakefield, Mass.


Building at 7 Foster Street, Wakefield, Mass.


Klapes, Jeffrey M., 1964-


Wakefield, Mass. : The author,




Photos show the building located at 7 Foster Street on the west side of the street between Albion Street and Richardson Avenue. Built in 1828-1829 on Academy Hill, on the site where the Lincoln School now stands, the structure was originally used as a church meeting house and a school for young men, the South Reading Academy. The town purchased the building in 1847 and used it as a public high school until 1871. In 1891 the building was moved to its current location on Foster Street where it was subsequently used over the years by various fraternal organizations, the Methodist church, and as a restaurant. It currently houses commercial office space. The federal style building has a clapboard and shingle exterior. Photos taken at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 25, 2008.;Detailed entry in building survey, "The cultural resources of Wakefield", pC44.;The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Schools -- Massachusetts -- Wakefield -- Pictorial works; South Reading Academy (Wakefield, Mass.)

Wakefield (Mass.) -- Pictorial works.

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Klapes, Jeffrey M., 1964-, "Building at 7 Foster Street, Wakefield, Mass.," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #14134, (accessed September 22, 2017).