The inscription reads
In Memory of
All Marines of Norfolk County
Who Gave Their Lives
For Our Country
Thank you for your sacrifice, Semper Fidelis.
In September of 1958, contractor John Cieri ran this ad in the Boston Globe for “Deerfield Park”, a newly constucted neighborhood of ranch style, split level and tri-level homes on the West of Neponset Street between US Route 1 and the newly constructed I-95.
This 2018 Google street view of a home on Deerfield Rd shows one of the homes today, looking almost identical to the home in the ad 60 years earlier.
The view of Norwood Airport from 1953 shows how relatively undeveloped the area still was. Center right of the photo shows that the airport itself was much smaller, with most of the airport buildings close to the bend of access road.
The wooded area in the center of the photo houses many of the planes and helicopters in hangers today.
Toward the bottom of the photo in the center is the intersection of Neponset Street and Route 1. Today you have to use the Pendergast circle rotary (right side of the 2018 photo) to access the other side of Neponset street one section of Neponset is a dead end street.
The First Baptist Church originally stood at the foot of Vernon st, near 686 Washington St, current site of Byblos restaurant and Burn Boot Camp (home of New England Taekwondo and Ice Jack for many years).
In September of 1938, Norwood was struck hard with the Hurricane of ’38. Many houses and buildings throughout Massachusetts were damaged or destroyed, and Norwood was no exception.
Trees were knocked down all over town and several buildings and houses were struck, but the most dramatic loss in Norwood was the spire at the First Baptist Church.
The fall of the church spire was captured in a several photos.
The replacement spire was a different, smaller style and changed the look of the Church completely.
In 1951, a new church was built near the corner of Bond and Walpole streets and the old church was torn down.