• 1908 BM Flagman Shanty location in Wakefiled MA

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  by mokanpy
 
Hello all
I have a photo of my Great Grandfather, a flagman for BM in Wakefield MA c1908.
I am trying to get the actual location.
Some think it is on the Newburyport branch, approximately where the Middle School is now.
There is a building in the background for reference.
However, I do not think this is the same building as the Kytron building still there today:


Anybody have a guess?
TIA
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  by MRY
 
In the shanty picture, the slope of the roof on what I assume is the elevator shaft is inwards (water runs off onto the building roof. In the other pictures, the slope is outwards (water runs off onto the ground). So probably not the same building unless the roof was rebuilt. Also the window placements are different, with no evidence of anything being "bricked-up" in the newest picture.
  by Cowford
 
Mokanpy, in the original pic, can you read the company name on the building in the background? IRON something or other.
  by mokanpy
 
MRY wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:37 am In the shanty picture, the slope of the roof on what I assume is the elevator shaft is inwards (water runs off onto the building roof. In the other pictures, the slope is outwards (water runs off onto the ground). So probably not the same building unless the roof was rebuilt. Also the window placements are different, with no evidence of anything being "bricked-up" in the newest picture.
I agree, not the building we're looking for....
Cowford wrote: Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:05 am Mokanpy, in the original pic, can you read the company name on the building in the background? IRON something or other.
All I can see is IRON and WAT.....
If I can find the original photo I'll put a see what I can read
  by jbvb
 
I'll guess the large lettering on the 1-story part will be "Iron Water Pipe", but I can't get any of the smaller words on the tall part of the building.