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

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    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.