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Paradise - or Upper Green, as it was initially called - was officially set aside as a common pasture in 1745. It was used as a pasture for many years. A 19th century photograph of the greens shows cows grazing in a heavily wooded pasture. It became known as "Paradise Green" in the 1850s when a guest at the Levi Curtis home west of the green is said to have exclaimed, "This must be paradise!" as he looked out over the neighborhood and saw the green and surrounding homes of the old families. In the 19th century, the New North School District school was located on the green.

Paradise Green was officially set aside in 1745 as common pasture and a training ground. It was later used as the site for a school house. The green has remained a wooded lot as it was during the 19th century, while it became the focal point of a small residential community that grew up around it in the early 20th century when a trolley line was extended to the area.



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