Friday, October 24, 2008

1907 Public Library NORTH ADAMS MA

The Honorable Albert C. Houghton, 1st Mayor of North Adams, purchased the former Sanford Blackinton residence and gave it to the city for a public library as a memorial to his brother Andrew Jackson Houghton. Mr. Houghton also donated $10,000 to make the building suitable for use as a library. This sum did not prove adequate for the necessary alterations and repairs, so the City Council appropriated an additional $9,000. [SOURCE]

IN LOVING MEMORY OF HIS BROTHER; Mayor Houghton's Gift to the City of North Adams, Mass. An article from The New York Times, May 3, 1896, Wednesday [ARTICLE]


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