Residents of Melrose greeted the publication of a photographic history of their city with tremendous enthusiasm. For the first time, significant people and events in the city’s past were celebrated in a vivid record available to all. Anthony Pagano, the author of that volume, has created a marvelous sequel about the city’s history that incorporates many important images only recently discovered. Melrose Volume II covers the history of the city through images of its churches, schools, civic events, and well-known residents. From artifacts of the settlement of the community in the seventeenth century to more modern scenes from the mid-twentieth century, Mr. Pagano presents a comprehensive look at the development of Melrose.
About the Author
Many images in this volume have been drawn from the collections of the Melrose Historical Society, the Melrose Fire Department, and the Melrose Public Library, as well as the private collections of Mr. Pagano and other residents. Through his research of these vast archives, Anthony Pagano has produced two books destined to bring back memories and enliven interest in the fascinating heritage of Melrose.