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Oliver Warila Photographs

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Oliver Warila Photographs

Description

Oliver "Swat" Warila was a commercial photographer based in Maynard from about 1960 through 1980. Most of the photographs in this collection are from negatives taken by Swat, the majority are from the 1960s.

Swat was born in Maynard and lived there all his life. He was a Selectman, School Committee member and an officer in the Maynard Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Maynard Lodge of Elks and the Waverly Post VFW Band.

Approximately 7000 4x5 negatives were donated. The majority of them are either family / business portraits or scenes we have determined were not in Maynard. This collection are from the negatives most representative of life in Maynard.

Creator

Olivar Warila

Date

1950-1980

Contributor

The Warila Family

Coverage

1950-1980

Some Items in the Oliver Warila Photographs Collection

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Group portrait at Digital entrance
A group portrait taken in front of Digital Equipment Corporation. The gentleman in the center appears to be Massachusetts Governor Endicott Peabody.

Hanging holiday decorations on Main Street
The town prepares for the Christmas holiday season with street decorations.

Hanging holiday decorations on Main Street
The town prepares for the Christmas holiday season with street decorations.

Methodist Church
Exterior of the Methodist Church (Main & Summer Street)

Russo's Restaurant
Russo's was a restaurant and lounge located on 51 Waltham Street.

Middlesex Bank
Formerly named Middlesex County National Bank, located at 25 Nason Street. (Middlesex Bank would later move to 17 Nason Street)

Fashion Shop
The Fashion Shop, a women and children's apparel store, occupied the building which housed the People's Theater (14 Nason Street)

Fashion Shop
The Fashion Shop, a women and children's apparel store, occupied the building which housed the People's Theater (14 Nason Street)

The Avalon - Boston Garden Annex
The Avalon, a bar located at 163 Main Street, proclaims itself the Boston Garden Annex and "Goooo Bruins!".

F. W. Woolworth Company
Woolworth's, a national five and dime store, was located at 65 Main Street. A sale for 10% off is in the windows (Wed, April 30th)

Centennial-related Display outside of Town Hall
A centennial-related display set up outside of Maynard Town Hall. The sign reads "Ye Old Nut House" (or Hot House?), RESERVED, Maynard 1871. The 3 name plates are for (l-r): Chief George Whalen, Chairman Howard Boeske, Chief (illegible)

Allendale Bus Stop
This was a school bus stop located at Parker Street and Old Marlborough Road. The sign reads "Allendale Bus Stop", with the names Maureen, Kelli, and Leslie underneath.

Joe Nastasha
Joe Nastasha in front of Parker Hardware

Palm Sunday at St. George's Episcopal Church
Parishioners leaving St. George's Episcopal Church as part of a Palm Sunday service. The church was located on 63 Summer Street and was open from 1895-2006.

Carnival at Crowe Park
Carnivals, possibly sponsored by the Knights of Columbus or the American Legion, were often held at Crowe Park (Great Road)