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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


 

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

Lantern Lane aerial 1954

 


 

Town Hall: 1915 to 1969

 

 


 

Ted Thomas Martin’s report card, Union School


 

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

Route 128 Burlington 1950

 



 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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