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Antique Post Cards of Braintree

The pictures below are from early Braintree Post Cards. My family has been in Braintree for more than 100 years, and as such, these are some of the things that the family saw.


This is actually a tin-type of an early Braintree Fireman, not a post card, however it's interesting enought to add to this collection.
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The South Congregational Church in South Braintree, circa 1909


The Sylvanus Thayer Birthplace at its original location, in 1917,


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A 1908 photo of the Jonas Perkins School in East Braintree.


The The Noah Torrey School in South Braintree, now an office building. This photo, circa 1908.


The All Souls Unitarian Church, just out of Braintree Square, designed by Edwin J. Lewis in the 1880's.


A 1913 photo of the Hollis School Baseball team.


The First Congregational Church in Braintree Square in the 1960's or 70's. The official name of the square is Storrs Square, named after an early minister at the church, whose home was located on the corner of the square.


The South Braintree Rail Road Station, once located off Pearl Stree, the site of the Sacco-Vanzetti incident, is no longer there. This photo, circa 1908.


Another view of Sunset Lake, circa 1927.


The Jonas Perkins School in East Braintree, circa 1908. The school which was on the corner of Liberty and Union Streets has since been demolished.


The Cochato Club on Elm Street, Braintree, now the home of the Braintree Elks Club.


The Falls in South Braintree, at the site of the old Armstrong Cork plant.


Stevens Park. Not familiar with this one, however it had to be on Sunset Lake.


This is the area of Braintree in which I grew up. The Congregational Church is still there, but burned after this photo was taken. They Lyceum building also burned and is now a number of shops.


The Noah Torrey School, South Braintree, circa 1908, across from Sunset Lake. This school was bought by John Hancock Insurance and converted to office buildings, but has been vacant for several years to 2002.


The world famous South Shore plaza, 1961, shortly after it was built.


The Braintree Rail Road Station, off Elm Street, as I remember it when I was a kid


Saint Francis of Assisi Church, South Braintree, probably circa 1960.


Archbishop Williams High School, North Braintree, where my wife and children attended high school.


The Noah Torrey School, South Braintree, circa 1908, across from Sunset Lake. This school was bought by John Hancock Insurance and converted to office buildings, but has been vacant for several years to 2002.


Blue Hill Cemetery circa 1930. One of the older cemeteries in Braintree that is still actively being used.

The world famous South Shore plaza, 1961, shortly after it was built.


The Hollis School on Washington Street. Both my father and his siblings and some of my siblings and I attended this school.


South Braintree Square, circa 1920.


An early colored post card of the Town Hall.


Braintree Town Hall, 1912.


Braintree Town Hall circa 1940


Braintree Town Hall pretty much as it looks today


Mill Pond, South Braintree, 1910.


Sunset Lake, South Braintree, where some of my sisters and I spent many a day and learned to swim (but later than this post card).


The Post Office in South Braintree Square, circa 1910.


This was the Baptist Church in South Braintree Square. It is now the Kinghts of Columbus building.


This picture includes the Slater and Morrill Company on Pearl Street, South Braintree, now the site of the Pearl Street Plaza. It was at this factory that the "Sacco-Vanzetti murder" took place.


Thayer Academy was established under a bequest of Sylvanus Thayer. It is considered one of the finest private schools. This photo dates to circa 1905.


The Braintree Auto Exchange. This is located on French Ave, South Braintree, where Braintree Auto Body is today.


This is identified as Washington Street, South Braintree looking North.


The Canoe Club on Sunset Lake, circa 1910. A year ago I bought a different post card of the Canoe Club. (But I think I recognize the tree.) Prior to that I didn't know it had existed.

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