Great Stories from Stoneham's Franklin Street
Recently, a website mentioned that Franklin Street was famous as the most direct route between Stoneham and Melrose. Granted that it also served as an important component of a stage line connecting Reading and Boston in 1833, thus allowing residents a reliable way to travel to the city. But Franklin Street is much more. It is now home to an 1842 residence dramatically rescued from demolition. Its roll call of “who was who” included business leaders, workers in a shoe factory and a clairvoyant physician. Professor Queen, a necromancer (magician), owned a lovely estate there. Join us for a lively exploration of the legacy passed on by this constantly-changing part of Stoneham.
Date: May 24, 2018, Thursday
Stoneham Public Library
431 Main Street
Dee Morris, historian