— President George Washington
“AGRICULTURE IS THE MOST HEALTHFUL, MOST USEFUL AND
MOST NOBLE EMPLOYMENT OF MAN.”
We are humbled that Marylands Farm Park is part of the first farm in New Haven, on the eastern portion of land granted to Jesse Adams by President John Quincy Adams in 1825. After Jesse’s property was divided, the new owner erected the stately 1870s brick farmhouse. It is a remarkably elegant example of Italianate architecture to have been the home of a small-town farmer of that era, signaling a pride of ownership and sense of standing in the community. Over time, the barn and the other structures were added, and from this homestead the land has been farmed for the last 150 years.