Picturesque Worcester; Complete in Three Parts, with 2500 Illustrations Volume 2

Picturesque Worcester; Complete in Three Parts, with 2500 Illustrations Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... word for their organization and their meeting house, while near the rock is the quarry, which also bears the name of "Rollstone." This is a hill of granite, and from it have been dug pavings for many streets and walks, blocks for many wharf walls, and chiseled pieces for many elegant and substantial buildings. To the left are the factories and mills in the southeastern part of Fitchburg, and beyond are the hills, farms and homes of Leominster. Still sweeping round the horizon to the left the eye catches glimpses of the Middlesex region, whose printing rooms of the Sentinel. On this side of the street is the City Hall and the large and impressive-looking church edifice of the Baptists. Not far from it is the Wallace Library and Art building, which, for elegance and solidity, as well as adaptiveness of structure, to the uses for which it was designed, has, among buildings for like purposes in New England, few to equal it and none to exceed it. This structure, of which the people of Fitchburg are, and may well be proud, was, with the site and not a little of the contents, the gift of ex-Congressman Rodney Wallace. On the other side of Main street and a little distance down town, is the fine church of the Episcopalians, and near it is the elegant temple of justice, where the courts for Northern Worcester are held. Still further down is the recently-completed beautiful building of the Fitchburg Young Men's Christian Association. From the summit of this a fine view of the city is obtained. To the northwesterly, on commanding sites, are the homes of the Crockers, who have done much for the Fitchburg of to-day, while to the northwest of the town nUiLDiNG proper is the great mansion of the Alvah Crocker of to-day, a home out of the dust of more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236609689
  • 9781236609687