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.