Down Town Wakefield, Ma
As Wakefield approached the twentieth century, it continued to grow and flourish. Two major boosts were given to the town’s economy with the coming of the Miller Piano Factory and the Winship Boit Company (Harvard Knitting Mills) in 1889. Gas for lighting streets and houses was introduced by the Citizen’s Gas Light Company in 1860; telephone service was achieved in 1894; water service in 1883. During the twentieth century, the suburban character of the town became firmly established. The town’s location on route 128 attracted a proliferation of high tech industries. In 1994, the town celebrated its 350th anniversary celebration in a big way. Two of the events of the celebration, Midsummer Night and the Homecoming, have become established as annual Town Day celebrations.
Artichokes Rest. Wakefield