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Welcome to the online archives of the Maynard Historical Society in Maynard, Massachusetts. Our online archive represents a fraction of the documents, photographs, artifacts and memorabilia that the Society has in storage and we are continuously working to catalog and make our collection available here for all to enjoy. Please read the "About" page for additional information on this project or the "Tips" page for ways to find and discover historical information.

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J. L. Comeau Truck - ca.1915


Standing in doorway, l to r
William H. Holly, Sr; Herbie Comeau, Eddie Lemoine, Joe Lemoine
Sitting on beams on truck, l to r
Leo Comeau, unknown…

J. L. Comeau Ice - 1965


In 1849 when the Marlboro Branch of the railroad was completed, a large ice house was erected by N.J. Wyeth where the Front Street houses now stand.…

Corner of Summer and Nason Streets Tear Down


This building was demolished to make way for the apartment building now at the location.

J. R. Bent Ice House on the Assabet River - 1903


The ice house was built by Bent then later run by C. C. Murray and John Zaniewski.
The first photo was taken in 1903, the second is the remains…

Comeau's Ice House - 1905


The ice house was built by John Comeau, later owned by Fred Taylor. It was located on the Stow side of the Assabet River by Russel Bridge, seen in…

Mason Membership Cards & Brochure


Documents relating to Albert E. Batley's membership in the Walden Royal Arch Chapter and the Charles A. Welch Lodge of the area Masons organization. …

Alfred T. Haynes Department Store Receipt - 1905


A receipt from the Arthur T. Haynes, Department Store to Bert Batley. The purchase of rugs, shades, and rollers totaled $161.11 on November 1, 1905.

George A. Whitney, Stonemason


A bill receipt from George A. Whitney, stonemason, to Mr. Albert Batley, Jr. for stone work done in July, August, September, and December 1906. A…

Selective Service Card - 1942


This Selective Service card belongs to Albert E. Batley of 68 Acton Street, Maynard, MA. Mr. Batley was duly registered April 27, 1942, during WWII.…

O. S. Fowler Receipt


A receipt written for $72.00 made out to Mr. A. Batley from O. S. Fowler, Undertaker. The document accounts for the removal of the body of Catherine…

Elizabeth Batley


A black and white photo of Elizabeth Batley holding her pet cat inside the Batley greenhouse.

Albert Batley


A black and white photo of Albert E. Batley holding his pet cat outside his greenhouse.

Boston University School of Medicine Admissions Ticket - 1897


This document is a Boston University School of Medicine Admissions Ticket awarded to Elfrida Collins on October 12, 1897.

W. A. Haynes Co. Lumber Sign


On a building at the corner of Nason and Acton Street.
The sign is now in the Historical Societies archive. See newspaper article published in April…

Fine Arts Theater - ca. 1950's Leo Comeau


Leo Comeau is in the straw hat, the keystone cop is unknown. No information available about the nature of the event.

Junior High Baseball at Crowe Park - 1975


Caption reads: Bus & Bicycles were the main means of transportation to Maynard Jr. High B.B. game @ Crowe Park.

Football Tri-Captains ca. 1971 Maynard High School


l to r
Steve Ojalehto, Robert Wuorio, Robert Dagerstrom