Cyrus Wakefield Estate, Wakefield, Mass.

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  • Cyrus Wakefield Estate, Wakefield, Mass.
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  • Postcard shows a view of the Cyrus Wakefield mansion once located on Main Street on the site of the present Galvin Middle School. The mansion was sited approximately opposite Richardson Street, on what is now the school parking lot. The stone house was built in the early 1860s in Second Empire style, and was complemented by a barn, gazebo, greenhouses, canals and orchards on the grounds which extended back to North Avenue.
  • Cyrus Wakefield died in 1873, and the house was then occupied by his widow, Eliza Bancroft Wakefield, who died in 1877. The estate passed into the hands of relatives, as Cyrus and Eliza had no children. The Town voted to buy the property in 1913 at a cost of $25,000. A few years later, the town voted to use the property as the site for a new school building. The mansion, which had fallen into disrepair, was torn down on October 17, 1921.
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  • [Wakefield, Mass.] : H.E. Butler

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“Cyrus Wakefield Estate, Wakefield, Mass.,” Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, Mass., accessed June 23, 2021, https://digitalheritage.noblenet.org/wakefield/items/show/2267.

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