The town’s Historical Commission recently published “A Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Wakefield,” a brochure that provides information on 29 notable sites and buildings. The free brochure, funded through a grant from the town’s Cultural Council, will be available starting Monday at Beebe Memorial Library, Town Hall, the Wakefield History Museum, and other locations. The commission developed the brochure as part of an effort to encourage residents to rediscover the downtown area, according to its chairwoman, Nancy Bertrand. She noted that the downtown features red-brick Italianate buildings that date to Wakefield’s days as a thriving industrial center in the mid through late 1800s, as well as wood-frame buildings from early in the 19th century, when the community was still known as South Reading. The downtown also features four historic churches clustered around the common. For more information, contact the commission at 781-246-3070 or email@example.com.