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 Rs., 151 miles W. of Boston. It is situated in the Berkshire Valley, at an elevation of 1010 feet above sea-level, and is surrounded by mountains. It contains many elegant residences. In the centre is the public green, known as the Heart of Berkshire, on which stands the white marble courthouse and the Berkshire Athenaeum (with the Berkshire Historical Society). Pittsfield contains the Crane Art Museum, Bishop Training School for Nurses, a House of Mercy, Old Ladies' Home, several female seminaries, a Roman Catholic cathedral, and the central home of the Agassiz Association. Near the western border is the Pittsfield Pleasure Park, on Lake ONota. The city has extensive manufactures of cotton and woollen goods, paper, machinery, electrical appliances, boots and shoes, silk, flour, ale, beer, etc. Pop. in 1900, 21,766.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
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