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Newspaper Reports When Lizzie and Emma Purchased “Maplecroft”

21 Mar

Tattered Fabric: Fall River's Lizzie Borden

maplecroftpenink1“Maplecroft” as it looked when Lizzie purchased it – showing shutters

Lizzie Borden was pronounced “Not Guilty” on June 20, 1893.  In less than two weeks, she and Emma were looking for a home “on the Hill” to purchase.  Within 3 weeks they had bought one, and less than a month later, they took possession.

The French Street home was not the first they considered, and when they did purchase #7 French Street, on August 10, 1893, they became the 3rd owner of the property.

July 1st  – less than 2 weeks after her acquittal this report on the Alfred Butterworth estate – neighbors weren’t happy with the prospect.  (Click on images for larger view and use “magnifying glass” feature).

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On July 6th came this report:

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Five days later – July 11th, the first report of the sale

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The next day – this report – The property sold for close…

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