Oakdale Square Common - Dedham, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 42° 14.482 W 071° 09.284
19T E 322221 N 4678823
The triangular common at Oakdale Square is a small green [white at the time of the visit] where there is a war memorial located about in the center.
Waymark Code: WMG5VQ
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 01/16/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 2

In the Dedham village of Oakdale Square is the Oakdale Square Common.

The common is located next to the intersection of Cedar Street, River Street, Cobbler Lane, and Sanderson Avenue. The common is bounded by Cobbler Lane, River Street, and Oakdale Avenue.

The common is triangular in shape and is lined with a white rail fence. There are a couple entrances. No signs for the common were seen. There was a memorial sign for 'Daniel R. Beckford Square' on the corner closest to the five street intersection.

According to the Dedham Historical Society web site, the first major subdivision in Dedham was Whiting Farm, done in 1871, which is now known as Oakdale Square. The church next to the square was also built that year.

The park is maintained by the Dedham Park Department.

Additional Source:

Dedham Historical Society (History):
(visit link)
Name: Oakdale Square Common

Street Location: River Street, Cobbler Lane and Oakdale Avenue

Local Municipality: Dedham

State/Province, etc.: Massachusetts

Country: United States of America

Memorial/Commemoration: http://www.dedham-ma.gov/index.cfm?pid=11777

Date Established: 1/1/1871

Picnic Facilities: None.

Recreational Facilities:

Monuments/Statues: Multi-year memorial

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): None.

Fountains: None.

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: None,

Special Events: None known.

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Web Site: Not listed

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