Lewis Wyckoff house

Lewis Wyckoff house

The Wyckoff house is at 1040 Northampton Street. The Olmsted plan is HERE. Lewis Wyckoff owned the greeting card firm of White and Wyckoff that was on the Third Level Canal of Holyoke (MILL). He loved golf very much and was the president of the country club for decades.

Wyckoff Park was the creation of J Lewis Wyckoff and some associates. The golf course area would completely reworked. The street layout of the Wyckoff Park neighborhood is an Olmsted design. This neighborhood was designed from 1921 to 1925 by the Olmsted Brothers. The deed to the land changed hands in 1922 from the Judd family of South Hadley to the Mount Tom Realty Trust. The 44 acres went over to Alderman, Wyckoff, Raynolds, Patridge, Coburn. The development in the residential district started in 1923.

Thanks to Tom Kass for the image and story.

The Mount Tom golf course is from the 1898. The course was redesigned in the early 1920s and its eastern edge turned into a neighborhood.

One of the designs for the house was to have another road wrap around back and to build homes there. Only two homes were built. You can see one of them as the house that is directly to the south of the Wyckoff home. Its stone wall was formerly on Wyckoff’s land lot.

13 Feb 1924 HTT

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