The following article has been republished on Jamaica Plain News with permission from the author and the Jamaica Plain Historical Society. “I was introduced to Joyce “Joy” Fisher by a mutual friend who knew I loved Jamaica Plain history, especially the history of houses and the people that lived in them. Joy and I met for the first time in November 2021 to talk about the history of her family. From then on, I visited her every Monday at her house to kibbitz about history and our lives, and most importantly, to bake! The following article is part oral history and part research from primary sources, including publicly available records and Joy’s personal family collection.