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From the Collection
View of 'Fairlawn Villa' which once stood on the site of 639 Tottenham High Road, where it meets the corner of Lordship Lane. A note on the reverse of the watercolour (written in 1928) says that Mr and Mrs Higdon were the last owners of the property before it was sold and replaced by the Tottenham Gas Company buildings. A horse and phaeton were kept in the stables at the side of the house by the Higdon family. The picture was painted in 1898 by Miss Edith Hibbert (later Mrs Rowe), who was one of the seven sisters who had planted the seven trees at Seven Sisters in 1886. The Hibbert family lived opposite the property and the artist had sketched this view from her home.