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Pewter Pot Burlington MA
Pewter Pot, followed by Lemon Grass, and now White Coconut, 211 Middlesex Turnpike.


Camel on the common c. 1960, Burlington MA
Camel on the common c. 1960


Sarah Street Boy Scouts c. 1962, Burlington MA
Andy Strazdins, his mother, Steve Swanson, Ricky Simeone (maybe), Normal Einarson, Mary Hatfield, Governor Endicott Peabody, Elle Hunter, Howie Hunter, Bob Hatfield, Edgar Strazdins, George DeMattia. Photo credit: Chris Harris



Stoneybrook Road, top end and bottom end.


Sun Luck was Burlington’s first big restaurant.


Winn Street at Cambridge St.


Burlington’s high-tech lineup, early 1960s:


Pine Glen Elementary School students, grades four and five, 1963


West School restoration and dedication, 1964. This was one of four neighborhood schools later consolidated into one, the Union School (now the police station) in 1897. The other three schools are the North School (still standing at the corner of Chestnut Ave. and Wilmington Road, currently painted purple and red), the South School (Lexington Street near the Mall Road, now long gone), the East School (on Mountain Road, long gone).

Photos courtesy of Michelle Locke.


Burlington Lumber, on Chestnut Ave. behind La Cascia’s.


Bob Murray, Burlington developer


Memorial Day parade 1963
Memorial Day parade 1963. Far left is the sign for Hub Carriage, a stroller and toy store. Next door is IGA Foodliner, the town’s first grocery store. The mini-plaza nearest the fire truck was just demolished for the Shoppes at Simonds Park. Besides the businesses pictured, it also held Captain Pizza, Pizzeria Villafranca, Gigi’s Pizzeria, and Orange Leaf. Photo credit: David Chisholm


First Federal Savings, 13 Center Street, next to the fire station

1963 Chevy Bel Air in woods near Fox Hill Elementary School. Note the Fisher body emblem. Those were billed as “time-proof.” Well, the body hasn’t lived up to that billing, but the emblem has!


JFK full-page tribute Burlington Times-Union

Open house at Burlington Youth Center, 1964

Lido Construction little league team c. 1960 Burlington MA

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