Then And Now: The Construction Of Route 128
Each week, Lynnfield Patch runs a photo from the town's past and talks about what's there today.
Here's an image dating back to the construction of Route 128 in the early 1950s. This was a major project for both the North Shore and South Shore at the time and Wikipedia has a very informative page with more about that time.
For those who enjoy those "Images of America" books filled with vintage local photos, there's also an entire edition devoted to the construction of 128, with photos from Lynnfield and many of the other nearby towns the highway connects with.
This photo also sort of symbolizes the changes that came to Lynnfield after World War II as it began to transform from a rural/farm community to more of a suburban/bedroom community.
Each week, these photos are provided by the Lynnfield Historical Society. Are you interested in joining them? Just send a $15 check to Bob Gillon, Lynnfield Historical Society Treasurer, 300 Main Street, Lynnfield, MA 01940. Include your mailing address, email address and phone number.