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0–1955

Nielsen's Bicycle Shop
Neilsen’s Bike Shop, 24 Cambridge St., grand opening day. Story here.

 

Here’s a good Winnmere aerial. It’s the Given farm property in the late 1940s, with annotations. Photo sent by Ron Given and marked up with his help.

This is the corner of Cambridge St. (Route 3A) and Wilmington Road (Route 62), currently the home of a bustling Mobil station and Carli Convenience. The building in the background is the North School, which still stands today at the corner of Chestnut Ave. and Wilmington Road, painted red and purple at the moment. The first two pics are 1930. Second pair is late 1950s.

 

The Turkey Whist poster refers to St. Mary’s Mission on the corner of Winn and Center Streets. It later became St. Margaret Parish and moved to its current location.

 

That’s Kay Motors on the left, run by “Old Honest Dennis,” also known as Dennis Wager. It’s long gone. But that white house lives on!

 

Millie’s Variety was on the corner of Cambridge St. and Four Acre Drive, before the latter existed. Photo credit: Stan Anderson Jr., whose parents owned the place.

Millie's Variety store Burlington MA

They also owned the gas station across the street, where Sister Thrift is now:

Stan's Friendly Service Burlington MA


 

Late 1940s: Gulf station near current location of Burlington House of Pizza, Cambridge St Burlington MA
Gulf station near current location of Burlington House of Pizza, Cambridge St Burlington MA, late 1940s. This was operated by Elmer “Hal” Gourney. He lived at 14 Lexington St., now part of the Temple Shalom property. Photo credit: Eugene Knowles

Car wreck, Burlington MA, undetermined location. From the Herald Traveler via Boston Pubic Library:


 

Frothingham mansion, now 3 Theresa Ave., built in 1853. Photo credit: Dayle Caterino
Frothingham mansion, now 3 Theresa Ave., built in 1853. Photo credit: Dayle Caterino
3 Theresa Ave today, Burlington MA
3 Theresa Ave today, Burlington MA. High school on the right.

 

Lantern Lane, 1954. Photo credit: Dianne Ballon. Story here.

Lantern Lane aerial 1954

Town Hall: 1915 to 1969

 

Route 128 construction. This was shot looking north, just after the Middlesex Turnpike exit. Full story here.

Route 128 Burlington 1950

 

1950s International Pickup in Chandler Road woods:

 

This is Olson Farm, which became Veterans Playground at the corner of Wilmington Road and Westwood Street. Photos sent by Carl Olson. Full story here.


 

Mack’s Place, Cambridge St. at Bedford Street, 1930s. Run by Mack MacInnes, who lived in the store with his wife.

Mack's Place, Cambridge St. at Bedford Street, 1930s


 

The Grange was an American agricultural advocacy and lobbying organization founded after the Civil War.

1927 Grange Burlington MA, left side. Photo credit: Dorothy Bennett
1927 Grange Burlington MA left. Photo credit: Dorothy Bennett
1927 Grange Burlington MA right side. 1927 Grange Burlington MA, left side. Photo credit: Dorothy Bennett
1927 Grange Burlington MA right. Photo credit: Dorothy Bennett
1954 Brownies Burlington MA. Photo credit: Dayle Caterino
Front row: Eileen Quinlan, Elsie Lovejoy, Dorothy MacKay, Dayle Rupprecht, Charlotte Wright, Marion Knight. Middle row: Mary Stewart, Dorothy Queen, Nancy Sherwood, Arlene Johnson, Avrille Nielson, Eleanor Sloan. Back row: Pamela Hines, Nancy Murphy, Barbara Jean Hogan, Jean McIntire, Susan Scanlon, Mary Rock, Claudia Turnquist, Patricia Hines. Leaders: Mrs. Rupprecht and Mrs. Hogan

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