Boit Home at 5 Bennett Street, Wakefield, Mass.

Title:

Boit Home at 5 Bennett Street, Wakefield, Mass.

Creator:

Klapes, Jeffrey M., 1964-

Publisher:

Wakefield, Mass. : The author,

Date:

2008

Description:

Photos show the Elizabeth Boit Home for Aged Women located between Bennett Street and Richardson Street near Main Street. The Italianate style home was built between 1875 and 1881, possibly for Marcus Simpson, who worked for the Wakefield Rattan Company. It was purchased in 1894 to be used as a home for elderly women. In 1921 the name was changed to honor Elizabeth Boit, who had given generously to the institution. Photos taken at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 2008.;Detailed entry in building survey, "The cultural resources of Wakefield", pB20.;The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Subject:

Nursing homes -- Massachusetts -- Wakefield; Boit Home (Wakefield, Mass.)

Wakefield (Mass.) -- Pictorial works.

Collection :

Current Images of Wakefield

Tags :

Citation :

Klapes, Jeffrey M., 1964-, "Boit Home at 5 Bennett Street, Wakefield, Mass.," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #14156, http://heritage.noblenet.org/items/show/14156 (accessed August 28, 2014).