Agawam Heights

The Lafayette Road neighborhood, including Farragut Rd, Prescott Rd, Putnam Rd. and Lafayette Rd. was built in the first decade of the 20th Century on farm land previously belonging to J. C. Underhill and other families along Topsfield Rd.

The Lafayette Street neighborhood did not exist in this 1884 map of Ipswich.

The Lafayette Street neighborhood did not exist in this 1884 map of Ipswich.

Agawam Heights sales brochure

Agawam Heights sales brochure

1910 Ipswich Ma map showing Lafayette, Farragut Streets and Wayne Avenue

1910 Ipswich Ma map showing Lafayette, Farragut Streets and Wayne Avenue

Agawam Heights

Plan of Agawam Heights, 1896

lafayette_st_birdseye_1894

The hillside between Mount Pleasant Street and Topsfield Road was still farmland and orchard in the 1893 Ipswich Birdseye map.

The photos of  the earlier Underhill house and new houses under construction are from glass plate negatives in the collection of William J. Barton, taken by Edward L. Darling circa 1910.

 

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