Then and Now Photo Challenge: Mystery Scene

Once a month, Wakefield Patch will run a contest on the site to see if you can guess where a historical building existed. So what's your best guess?

Where in Wakefield was this building? The first reader who can a) correctly identify the building or b) give the address of where it is now will win an awesome Patch water bottle or tote bag! (Your choice).

Leave your guess in the comments section! First correct answer wins the Patch prize..

David Lipps May 01, 2012 at 02:17 PM
1950 at the lake..... oh I know im right. Am I ? Am I ? Ha
Nancy Bertrand May 01, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Thanks for your guess, David, but that's not it!
John Devlin May 01, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Here's my completely uninformed guess ... the conservatory at the corner of North Avenue and Yale Street.
Nancy Bertrand May 01, 2012 at 05:03 PM
John, you are correct! The image is from an old postcard that was advertising "Cut flowers, floral designs and decorations for all occasions at the Old Stand under New Management. Charles C. Ball." Good job!
Sara Jacobi May 01, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Congrats! John, have you already won, or is this your first time winning the contest?
John Devlin May 01, 2012 at 09:37 PM
Sara, this is my first time winning. For most of Nancy's photo challenges I do not have a clue, and when I do it seems that my good neighbor Andrew McRae beats me to the finish line.
Sara Jacobi May 01, 2012 at 09:40 PM
Haha, great! I'll follow up with you about your prize via email. (Only first-time winners get prizes, or Andy would have quite a collection of Patch water bottles by now)
Andrew McRae May 29, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Hey! I resemble that remark! Actually, I never got my prize for the first time, but consider it a "donation," lol!


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