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Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA

Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA

Pittsfield is one of a number of places in the United States named for Sir William Pitt, earl of Chatham, the celebrated English statesman.
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New London, Connecticut
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In 1902, President Roosevelt miraculously escaped death, and the first secret service agent was killed here.

Pittsfield includes: Coltsville, Eveningside, Junction Station, Lower Bakersville, Morningside, Pomeroy, Pontoosuc, Russell's, Shaker Village, Sternsville, Taconic, Tillotson's, Allendale, Arrowhead, Balance Rock, Barkerville, The Bars, Beech Grove, Bel Air, Bobtown, and Camp Merrill.


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  • Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA
    In 1738, a wealthy Bostonian, Col. Jacob Wendell, bought 24,000 acres (97 km2) of lands known originally as Pontoosuck, a Mohican Indian word meaning ...Read MORE...


  • 1752 - Pittsfield is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1761 - Pittsfield is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1814 - First Agricultural Fair in America
    Elkanah Watson exhibited his two Marino sheep on the public square in Pittsfield in 1807. The Massachusetts born Watson is without question “the fathe...Read MORE...


  • 1845 - PITTSFIELD. [Pop. 8,747. Inc. 1761.]
    Pittsfield was granted to Boston, and called Boston Plantation, No. 3.

    The Indian name of this town was Poontoosuck, and it was named Pittsfield, i...Read MORE...


  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Engstrom's Antiseptic Soothing Ointment
    Advertisement
  • 1854 - Pittsfield
    Pittsfield, a flourishing post-town of Berkshire county, Massachusetts, on the Western railroad, at the northern terminus of the Housatonic railroad, ...Read MORE...


  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    1855 view of Pittsfield from a newspaper
    Source: en.wikipedia.org - image is in the public domain
  • News 1859 - A German Religious Society
    We are informed that there is much religious interest among the German population of this vicinity. They have organized a parish under the name of "Th...Read MORE...


  • 1859 - First Intercollegiate Baseball Game
    In 1859, the first intercollegiate baseball game is played in Pittsfield. Amherst defeats Williams College 73-32.

    "And I think a lot of folks, even...Read MORE...


  • February 23, 1860 - German Lutheran Church
    The German Lutheran Society in this town, of which the Rev. Mr. Grotrian, a very excellent man, is pastor, have been engaged for some time in obtainin...Read MORE...


  • News 1865 - 19 Marriageable Ladies
    In one short street in Pittsfield, Mass., there are nineteen marriageable young ladies, and not an offer. Chicago will supply the nineteen offers on d...Read MORE...


  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Van Sicklers Mill, 1906

    The cotton factory, erected in 1832 a short distance south of the Elm Street bridge and near the site of the first mill dam built in the town, was owned in 1876 by Martin Van Sickler. He died in 1891, having long outlived... Read MORE...

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  • News 1868 - Train Derailment
    A train on the Housatonic Railway was thrown from the track, on the 18th, by a broken rail. Every passenger was injured, Miss Sarah Hayes, of Pittsfie...Read MORE...


  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Berkshire Life Insurance Building

    Berkshire Life Insurance Company Building is a historic commercial building at 5-7 North Street in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. It is located in the heart of downtown Pittsfield, facing Park Square across North... Read MORE...

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  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Date: December 03, 1868
    Location: Massachusetts
    Paper: Pittsfield Sun
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  • News 1869 - Worth the Pie?
    An apprentice boy in Pittsfield, Mass., who was exceedingly fond of mince pies, was told by a lady that she would give him one if he would sit upon th...Read MORE...


  • News 1871 - Escaped from Jail
    A burglar escaped from the jail at Pittsfield, Massachusetts, last week, in an ingenious manner. He began by digging into the wall of his cell, intend...Read MORE...


  • News 1871 - Quite a Mean Man
    The Pittsfield Mass., Eagle has unearthed the mean man of that village. He is 50 years old, worth $15,000, has driven all his four boys away from home...Read MORE...


  • News 1872 - Buried in Pittsfield
    The Pittsfield (Mass.) Eagle says that a South Berkshire father, whose child recently died of small pox, being anxious to bury it in a Pittsfield ceme...Read MORE...


  • News 1877 - Arrest and Escape from Prussia
    Jacob Straub, a naturalized citizen resident of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, just returned from a visit to his parents near Stroudsberg, Prussia, gives ...Read MORE...


  • News 1879 - Thieves in Men's Clothing
    Two women were caught in men's clothes stealing rare plants from a conservatory at Pittsfield, Mass.; and a visit by officer to their home, a few mile...Read MORE...


  • News 1882 - Tree of Life
    A quack physician of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, takes his medicine for all diseases from a bottle labelled: "Water from the tree of life." With this h...Read MORE...


  • News 1884 - Tried to Repel Burglars
    Francis Kernochan, a manufacturer of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, arose in the night to repel burglars, but stumbled on the stairway and shot himself fa...Read MORE...


  • News 1885 - 100th Birthday
    Mrs. Elizabeth Granger, of Pittsfield, Mass., who has been a widow seventy-five years, celebrated her one hundredth birthday anniversary recently.
    ...Read MORE...


  • Pittsfield Massachusetts, 1890
    "PITTSFIELD, the seat of justice in Berkshire County, is a large flourishing town, distinguished for the beauty of its scenery, its noble farms and el...Read MORE...


  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Berkshire Brewing Association Plant "Then and Now"
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  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    1890 Parade down North Street

    Berkshire Athenaeum
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  • 1891 - Pittsfield is incorporated as a city
    In 1891, the City of Pittsfield is incorporated, and William Stanley, Jr., who had recently relocated his Electric Manufacturing Company to Pittsfield...Read MORE...


  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Berkshire Brewing Association (352 Columbus Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 1891-1918) bottle opener. Thanks to Scott Pepoon for the photo.
  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Berkshire Brewing Association (352 Columbus Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 1891-1918) tray. Thanks to Scott Pepoon for the photo.
  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Berkshire Brewing Association (352 Columbus Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 1891-1918) tray. Thanks to Scott Pepoon for the photo.
  • 1895 - Pittsfield
    Pittsfield, a beautiful city, the capital of Berkshire co., Mass., in Pittsfield township, on the Housatonic River, and on the Boston & Albany Railroa...Read MORE...


  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Central Fire Station

    The present central fire station, of brick, facing the head of School Street, was erected in 1895, and
    after the dedication of the building, on September twenty-fourth of that year, all divisions of the Pittsfield fire... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Hurlbut's High Grade Papers
    Hurlbut Stationery Co., Pittsfield, Mass.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    February 1898

    In 1893, Arthur W. Eaton, then president of the Hurlbut Paper Manufacturing Company of South Lee, organized the Hurlbut Stationery... Read MORE...

    Advertisement
  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Hotel Wendell, 1898

    Located right in the heart of downtown Pittsfield, it opened in 1898 to much fanfare, with dignitaries including Lieutenant Governor Winthrop M. Crane, the paper magnate from nearby Dalton who later served as governor and US... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    North Street, Pittsfield, Mass.
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  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    East Street and First Congregational Church, Pittsfield, Mass.
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  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Pontoosuc Lake, Pittsfield, Mass.
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  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    First Baptist Church
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  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Maplewood Hotel. Pittsfield, Mass.

    What began as the Maplewood Institute, a school for girls, was transformed into the Maplewood Hotel in 1887, three years after the school closed. The hotel could not survive the Great Depression, and it was sold ... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • News 1902 - PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT MIRACULOUSLY ESCAPES DEATH FROM AN ELECTRIC CAR WHICH RUNS DOWN HIS CARRIAGE AND KILLS SECRET SERVICE AGENT.
    EXECUTIVE CAUGHT IN WRECK AND BRUISED.

    BRAVE GUARD AND THE DRIVER ARE MANGLED.

    SECRETARY CORTELYOU ALSO RECEIVES INJURIES.

    Pittsfield, Mass.,...Read MORE...


  • 1902 - Roosevelt
    On September 3, 1902, at 10:15 AM, during a two-week tour through New England campaigning for Republican congressmen, the barouche transporting Presid...Read MORE...


  • News 1903 - Fire In Brewery Barn
    Stubborn Blaze Keeps Firemen Busy for Hours
    Loss Will Be Fully $3000 - Great Crowd Out.

    From Tuesday's Eagle.
    By far the most serious conflagrati...Read MORE...


  • News 1905 - BERKSHIRE COUNTY. PITTSFIELD. Freight Handler Injured.
    John W. Bline, a freight handler employed by the Boston and Albany railroad company, sustained a deep scalp wound and a number of severe bruises late ...Read MORE...


  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    East Street
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  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    High School
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  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    House of Mercy Hospital

    The history of what would become Berkshire Medical Center begins with the House of Mercy. In the 1860's, Dr. Henry H. Childs witnessed poverty and suffering in his clinics and saw the need for a hospital in Pittsfield. The ... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • 1906
    Pittsfield, a city, the capital of Berkshire co., Mass., on the Housatonic River and on the Boston and Albany and the New York, New Haven and Hartford...Read MORE...


  • News 1907 - MISS ROBINSON’S BODY FOUND. Recovered From Pontoosuc Lake Early Yesterday Afternoon — Clothing Did Not Catch Fire.
    At 2:30 yesterday afternoon the body of Miss Lucy May Robinson, who was drowned Tuesday night in Pontoosuc lake following the burning of the launch Gw...Read MORE...


  • News 1908 - BERKSHIRE COUNTY. PITTSFIELD. DAMAGE BY HIGH WIND.
    Trees Blown Over, Buildings Damaged and Wires Down as Result of Lively Storm.

    A wind and rainstorm that passed over Pittsfield Saturday morning bet...Read MORE...


  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Art Museum
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  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    The Athenaeum
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  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Entrance to Cemetery and Mortuary Chapel
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  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    City Hall & St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
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  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Dalton Ave., looking East
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  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Ladies Home
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  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Longfellow House, East Street
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  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Post Office, 1910
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  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Boston & Albany Railroad Depot, 1910
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  • News 1912 - Ty Cobb Offered Match - Wanted in Pittsfield, Mass., to Meet Billy Mantel
    Failing to induce Young Britt or George Chaney to sign agreements for a match, Ty Cobb, the Philadelphian, will likely leave the city in a few days fo...Read MORE...


  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    The New American Hotel
    Postcard
  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Stanley Electric
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  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    West Street from Park
    Postcard
  • News 1916 - Wire Netting Bathing Suit
    A Pittsfield (Mass). man says he will invent a wire netting bathing suit which will be worn in water invaded by sharks.
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    Miami Herald Record
    Miami, Florida
    August 28, 1916

  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    South St. Pittsfield, MA - 1916
  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Masonic Temple, 1917

    On South Street the Masonic Temple was built in 1912, at a construction cost of about $50,000, and devoted to the uses of the Masonic fraternity.

    The history of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, from the year 1876 to the year... Read MORE...

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  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Savings Bank
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  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Y.M.C.A.
    Postcard
  • News 1927 - Andrew de Giorgis Slips from Sewer Pipe While Trying to Cross Housatonic River on It.
    Pittsfield, May 22.— Andrew de Giorgis, 42, of 3 Naples avenue, was drowned in the east branch of the Housatonic river near the Newell-street bridge e...Read MORE...


  • News Tuesday, October 13, 1942 - Looking Backward - 50 Years Ago
    Old wooden building used as brewery for many years by Gimlich & White and located in rear of newer brick brewery, torn down.
    The Berkshire Evening Eagle
    Pittsfield, Massachusetts
    October 13, 1942

  • News Tuesday, February 5, 1946 - 25 years ago
    Berkshire Brewing Association votes to brew beer no longer, but turn to soft drinks because of prohibition. Officers President David J Gimlich, vice p...Read MORE...


  • News Thursday, January 29, 1948 - Looking Backward - 50 Years Ago
    Gimlich & White are storing immense quantities of ice from Silver Lake. Twenty teams are drawing the cakes and 40 men are cutting and stacking.
    The Berkshire Evening Eagle
    Pittsfield, Massachusetts
    January 29, 1948

  • News 1949 - Lutheran Church to Mark 90th Anniversary Sunday
    More than 900 members of Zion Lutheran Church will celebrate the church's 90th anniversary Sunday morning at 10.45 at the worship service and at a soc...Read MORE...


  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    363 Columbus Ave, Pittsfield, Massachusetts - Home of Jacob and Louisa Ellen Feige Gimlich
    Thanks to Steve Roberts
  • News Thursday, September 14, 2006 - Officials: Fire set on purpose
    Benning W. De La Mater
    Thursday, September 14 PITTSFIELD -- Fire investigators determined the fire that scorched a condemned house at 363 Columbus Av...Read MORE...


  • News Wednesday, September 13, 2006 - Condemned property burns
    Benning W. De La Mater
    Wednesday, September 13 PITTSFIELD - A blaze that drew dozens of firefighters and nearly 100 spectators to an abandoned house ...Read MORE...




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1855 view of Pittsfield from a newspaper
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Van Sicklers Mill, 1906

The cotton factory, erected in 1832 a short distance south of the Elm Street bridge and near the site of the first mill dam built in the town, was owned in 1876 by Martin Van Sickler. He died in 1891, having long outlived... Read MORE...

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Date: December 03, 1868
Location: Massachusetts
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Berkshire Life Insurance Building

Berkshire Life Insurance Company Building is a historic commercial building at 5-7 North Street in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. It is located in the heart of downtown Pittsfield, facing Park Square across North... Read MORE...

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Berkshire Brewing Association Plant "Then and Now"
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1890 Parade down North Street

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Berkshire Brewing Association (352 Columbus Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 1891-1918) bottle opener. Thanks to Scott Pepoon for the photo.

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Berkshire Brewing Association (352 Columbus Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 1891-1918) tray. Thanks to Scott Pepoon for the photo.

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Central Fire Station

The present central fire station, of brick, facing the head of School Street, was erected in 1895, and
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Hurlbut's High Grade Papers
Hurlbut Stationery Co., Pittsfield, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898

In 1893, Arthur W. Eaton, then president of the Hurlbut Paper Manufacturing Company of South Lee, organized the Hurlbut Stationery... Read MORE...

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Hotel Wendell, 1898

Located right in the heart of downtown Pittsfield, it opened in 1898 to much fanfare, with dignitaries including Lieutenant Governor Winthrop M. Crane, the paper magnate from nearby Dalton who later served as governor and US... Read MORE...

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North Street, Pittsfield, Mass.

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East Street and First Congregational Church, Pittsfield, Mass.

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Pontoosuc Lake, Pittsfield, Mass.

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Maplewood Hotel. Pittsfield, Mass.

What began as the Maplewood Institute, a school for girls, was transformed into the Maplewood Hotel in 1887, three years after the school closed. The hotel could not survive the Great Depression, and it was sold ... Read MORE...

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First Baptist Church

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East Street

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High School

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House of Mercy Hospital

The history of what would become Berkshire Medical Center begins with the House of Mercy. In the 1860's, Dr. Henry H. Childs witnessed poverty and suffering in his clinics and saw the need for a hospital in Pittsfield. The ... Read MORE...

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Art Museum

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The Athenaeum

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Entrance to Cemetery and Mortuary Chapel

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City Hall & St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

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Dalton Ave., looking East

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Old Ladies Home

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Longfellow House, East Street

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Post Office, 1910

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Boston & Albany Railroad Depot, 1910

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The New American Hotel

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Stanley Electric

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South St. Pittsfield, MA - 1916
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Masonic Temple, 1917

On South Street the Masonic Temple was built in 1912, at a construction cost of about $50,000, and devoted to the uses of the Masonic fraternity.

The history of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, from the year 1876 to the year... Read MORE...

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Savings Bank

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363 Columbus Ave, Pittsfield, Massachusetts - Home of Jacob and Louisa Ellen Feige Gimlich
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  • Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA
    In 1738, a wealthy Bostonian, Col. Jacob Wendell, bought 24,000 acres (97 km2) of lands known originally as Pontoosuck, a Mohican Indian word meaning ... Read MORE...

  • 1752 - Pittsfield is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1761 - Pittsfield is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1814 - First Agricultural Fair in America
    Elkanah Watson exhibited his two Marino sheep on the public square in Pittsfield in 1807. The Massachusetts born Watson is without question “the... Read MORE...

  • 1845 - PITTSFIELD. [Pop. 8,747. Inc. 1761.]
    Pittsfield was granted to Boston, and called Boston Plantation, No. 3.

    The Indian name of this town was Poontoosuck, and it was named Pittsfield,... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Pittsfield
    Pittsfield, a flourishing post-town of Berkshire county, Massachusetts, on the Western railroad, at the northern terminus of the Housatonic railroad, ... Read MORE...

  • 1859 - First Intercollegiate Baseball Game
    In 1859, the first intercollegiate baseball game is played in Pittsfield. Amherst defeats Williams College 73-32.

    "And I think a lot of folks,... Read MORE...

  • News  1859 - A German Religious Society
    We are informed that there is much religious interest among the German population of this vicinity. They have organized a parish under the name of... Read MORE...

  • February 23, 1860 - German Lutheran Church
    The German Lutheran Society in this town, of which the Rev. Mr. Grotrian, a very excellent man, is pastor, have been engaged for some time in... Read MORE...

  • News  1865 - 19 Marriageable Ladies
    In one short street in Pittsfield, Mass., there are nineteen marriageable young ladies, and not an offer. Chicago will supply the nineteen offers on... Read MORE...

  • News  1868 - Train Derailment
    A train on the Housatonic Railway was thrown from the track, on the 18th, by a broken rail. Every passenger was injured, Miss Sarah Hayes, of... Read MORE...

  • News  1869 - Worth the Pie?
    An apprentice boy in Pittsfield, Mass., who was exceedingly fond of mince pies, was told by a lady that she would give him one if he would sit upon... Read MORE...

  • News  1871 - Escaped from Jail
    A burglar escaped from the jail at Pittsfield, Massachusetts, last week, in an ingenious manner. He began by digging into the wall of his cell,... Read MORE...

  • News  1871 - Quite a Mean Man
    The Pittsfield Mass., Eagle has unearthed the mean man of that village. He is 50 years old, worth $15,000, has driven all his four boys away from... Read MORE...

  • News  1872 - Buried in Pittsfield
    The Pittsfield (Mass.) Eagle says that a South Berkshire father, whose child recently died of small pox, being anxious to bury it in a Pittsfield... Read MORE...

  • News  1877 - Arrest and Escape from Prussia
    Jacob Straub, a naturalized citizen resident of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, just returned from a visit to his parents near Stroudsberg, Prussia, gives ... Read MORE...

  • News  1879 - Thieves in Men's Clothing
    Two women were caught in men's clothes stealing rare plants from a conservatory at Pittsfield, Mass.; and a visit by officer to their home, a few... Read MORE...

  • News  1882 - Tree of Life
    A quack physician of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, takes his medicine for all diseases from a bottle labelled: "Water from the tree of life." With this... Read MORE...

  • News  1884 - Tried to Repel Burglars
    Francis Kernochan, a manufacturer of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, arose in the night to repel burglars, but stumbled on the stairway and shot himself... Read MORE...

  • News  1885 - 100th Birthday
    Mrs. Elizabeth Granger, of Pittsfield, Mass., who has been a widow seventy-five years, celebrated her one hundredth birthday anniversary... Read MORE...

  • Pittsfield Massachusetts, 1890
    "PITTSFIELD, the seat of justice in Berkshire County, is a large flourishing town, distinguished for the beauty of its scenery, its noble farms and... Read MORE...

  • 1891 - Pittsfield is incorporated as a city
    In 1891, the City of Pittsfield is incorporated, and William Stanley, Jr., who had recently relocated his Electric Manufacturing Company to... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Pittsfield
    Pittsfield, a beautiful city, the capital of Berkshire co., Mass., in Pittsfield township, on the Housatonic River, and on the Boston & Albany... Read MORE...

  • 1902 - Roosevelt
    On September 3, 1902, at 10:15 AM, during a two-week tour through New England campaigning for Republican congressmen, the barouche transporting... Read MORE...

  • News  1902 - PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT MIRACULOUSLY ESCAPES DEATH FROM AN ELECTRIC CAR WHICH RUNS DOWN HIS CARRIAGE AND KILLS SECRET SERVICE AGENT.
    EXECUTIVE CAUGHT IN WRECK AND BRUISED.

    BRAVE GUARD AND THE DRIVER ARE MANGLED.

    SECRETARY CORTELYOU ALSO RECEIVES INJURIES.

    Pittsfield,... Read MORE...

  • News  1903 - Fire In Brewery Barn
    Stubborn Blaze Keeps Firemen Busy for Hours
    Loss Will Be Fully $3000 - Great Crowd Out.

    From Tuesday's Eagle.
    By far the most serious... Read MORE...


    Read more about Carl Wilhelm Heinrich "Henry" FEIGE
  • News  1905 - BERKSHIRE COUNTY. PITTSFIELD. Freight Handler Injured.
    John W. Bline, a freight handler employed by the Boston and Albany railroad company, sustained a deep scalp wound and a number of severe bruises late ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Pittsfield, a city, the capital of Berkshire co., Mass., on the Housatonic River and on the Boston and Albany and the New York, New Haven and... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - MISS ROBINSON’S BODY FOUND. Recovered From Pontoosuc Lake Early Yesterday Afternoon — Clothing Did Not Catch Fire.
    At 2:30 yesterday afternoon the body of Miss Lucy May Robinson, who was drowned Tuesday night in Pontoosuc lake following the burning of the launch... Read MORE...

  • News  1908 - BERKSHIRE COUNTY. PITTSFIELD. DAMAGE BY HIGH WIND.
    Trees Blown Over, Buildings Damaged and Wires Down as Result of Lively Storm.

    A wind and rainstorm that passed over Pittsfield Saturday morning... Read MORE...

  • News  1912 - Ty Cobb Offered Match - Wanted in Pittsfield, Mass., to Meet Billy Mantel
    Failing to induce Young Britt or George Chaney to sign agreements for a match, Ty Cobb, the Philadelphian, will likely leave the city in a few days... Read MORE...

  • News  1916 - Wire Netting Bathing Suit
    A Pittsfield (Mass). man says he will invent a wire netting bathing suit which will be worn in water invaded by sharks.
    genealogybank.com
    Miami Herald Record
    Miami, Florida
    August 28, 1916
  • News  1927 - Andrew de Giorgis Slips from Sewer Pipe While Trying to Cross Housatonic River on It.
    Pittsfield, May 22.— Andrew de Giorgis, 42, of 3 Naples avenue, was drowned in the east branch of the Housatonic river near the Newell-street bridge... Read MORE...

  • News  Tuesday, October 13, 1942 - Looking Backward - 50 Years Ago
    Old wooden building used as brewery for many years by Gimlich & White and located in rear of newer brick brewery, torn down. The Berkshire Evening Eagle
    Pittsfield, Massachusetts
    October 13, 1942

    Read more about Jacob C GIMLICH photo of ancestor
  • News  Tuesday, February 5, 1946 - 25 years ago
    Berkshire Brewing Association votes to brew beer no longer, but turn to soft drinks because of prohibition. Officers President David J Gimlich, vice... Read MORE...


    Read more about Louisa Ellen FEIGE photo of ancestor
  • News  Thursday, January 29, 1948 - Looking Backward - 50 Years Ago
    Gimlich & White are storing immense quantities of ice from Silver Lake. Twenty teams are drawing the cakes and 40 men are cutting and stacking. The Berkshire Evening Eagle
    Pittsfield, Massachusetts
    January 29, 1948

    Read more about Jacob C GIMLICH photo of ancestor
  • News  1949 - Lutheran Church to Mark 90th Anniversary Sunday
    More than 900 members of Zion Lutheran Church will celebrate the church's 90th anniversary Sunday morning at 10.45 at the worship service and at a... Read MORE...

  • News  Wednesday, September 13, 2006 - Condemned property burns
    Benning W. De La Mater
    Wednesday, September 13 PITTSFIELD - A blaze that drew dozens of firefighters and nearly 100 spectators to an abandoned house ... Read MORE...


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  • News  Thursday, September 14, 2006 - Officials: Fire set on purpose
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Genealogy Resources for Pittsfield

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1889 Pittsfield City Directory

The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts

Pittsfield, Massachusetts Directories, 1873

Pittsfield, Massachusetts Directories, 1885

Pittsfield, Massachusetts Directories, 1889-93

1896 Pittsfield Directory (MA)

1902 Pittsfield Directory

1903 Pittsfield Directory

1905 Pittsfield Directory

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ZION'S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF PITTSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS - BIRTHS AND BAPTISMS, 1860-1923

ZION'S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF PITTSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS - MARRIAGES, 1860-1924

ZION'S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF PITTSFIELD, MASS. DEATHS, 1860-1923

REGISTER OF VOTERS OF PITTSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS - 1890 WARD 6 REGISTER - Berkshire Genealogist, Volume 10, Number 1 - Winter 1989

PITTSFIELD SCHOOL DEPARTMENT - DECEMBER, 1892 - Berkshire Genealogist, Volume 24, Number 1 - Winter 2003

PITTSFIELD'S WELL-TO-DO CITIZENS OF 1897 - Berkshire Genealogist, Volume 14, Number 3 - Summer 1993

Pittsfield Directory, 1925-26. Pittsfield, Mass.: Eagle Printing and Binding Co., 1925.

Pittsfield Directory 1926-27 Eagle Publishing Co., comp. Pittsfield Directory 1926-27. Pittsfield MA: Eagle Publishing Co.

Pittsfield Directory, 1928-29. Pittsfield, Mass.: Eagle Printing and Binding Co., 1928.

Pittsfield Massachusetts City Directory 1933

Pittsfield Directory, 1936. Pittsfield, Mass.: Eagle Printing and Binding Co., 1936.

Pittsfield Massachusetts City Directory 1939

Pittsfield Directory, 1922. Pittsfield, Mass.: Eagle Printing and Binding Co., 1922.

ZION'S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF PITTSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS - Parish Registers

The Pittsfield Sun, Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts

Berkshire County Whig, Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts

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