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Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville) - 1854 - Pittsfield


Pittsfield, a flourishing post-town of Berkshire county, Massachusetts, on the Western railroad, at the northern terminus of the Housatonic railroad, and southern terminus of the Pittsfield and North Adams railroad, 151 miles W. from Boston, and 49 miles E. S. E. from Albany. Lat. 42° 26' 55" N., Ion. 78° 151 86" W. It is delightfully situated at an elevation of upwards of a thousand feet above the level of the sea, and is handsomely laid out with streets intersecting each other at right angles. In the centre is a fine public square, on which front the principal hotels, the Berkshire Medical School, a flourishing institution founded in 1823, and the First Congregational church, completed in 1853. The latter is an elegant stone edifice, in the Gothic style. The South street Congregational church is also a fine building. Pittsfield contains 8 churches, viz. 3 Congregational, 2 Methodist, 1 Baptist. 1 Episcopal, and 1 Roman Catholic ; a bank, 3 newspaper offices, 3 railroad depots, and about 60 stores. The Young Ladies' Institute, a very flourishing institution, occupies 3 handsome edifices, situate in the midst of spacious and beautifully ornamented grounds. The manufactures of Pittsfield are extensive, employing a large amount of oapital. The leading articles are cotton and woollen goods, machinery, railroad cars, fire arms, &c. Incorporated in 1761, and named in honor of William Pitt, Earl of Chatham. Population of the township in 1840, 3747; in 1850, 6872; and in 1853, about 6500.

A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

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