Living at the City's Green Edge: Bancroft Heights
  • Living at the City's Green Edge: Bancroft Heights


    Taking as her canvas forty-plus acres on the west side of Worcester, Massachusetts, Susan Ceccacci has created a rich tableau that captures the city’s cultural and industrial development over the past two centuries. A small, but centrally located, agricultural village and county seat of 2,400 residents in 1800, Worcester had become by 1900 a robust manufacturing center of 110,000. This story follows the tract of farmland that became Bancroft Heights as it passes from the eighteenth century Bancroft family to the hands of Worcester benefactor Stephen Salisbury III, who originated the gracefully planned community that has thrived here from its very inception. 


    Preservation Worcester is a historic preservation
    non-profit, founded in 1969; that works towards maintaining significant sights and structures in the city of Worcester. 

    “Funding from Mass Humanities has been provided through the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.”


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