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Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

Lenox, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA

The Mount in Lenox was the home of famed writer Edith Wharton.

The movie Cider House Rules was filmed at Ventfort Hall Gilded Age Mansion in Lenox.

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Lenox includes: Lenoxdale and New Lenox.



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  • 1750 - Lenox is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
    Curtis Hotel. Lenox, Mass.

    "The Curtis, located in the heart of the Lenox Historic District, has been in continuous operation since 1776. Presidents Lincoln, Grant, and both Roosevelts were among the many famous guests of the hotel, the “Crown... Read MORE...

  • Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
    Trinity School or Old Lenox Academy, Built 1803
  • 1845 - LENOX. [Pop. 1,313. Inc. 1767.]
    Lenox was the family name of the Duke of Richmond, in honor of whom, Richmond, to which Lenox once belonged, was named. The Indian name was Yokun....Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Lenox
    Lenox, a post-village and seat of justice of Berkshire county, Massachusetts, on the Housatonic railroad, 9 miles S. from Pitts- field. It has a pleas...Read MORE...


  • News 1866 - Cruel Teacher
    The citizens of Lenox, Massachusetts, are greatly incensed against a teacher in one of the primary schools there named Frances Williams, who beat a li...Read MORE...


  • News 1867 - Attempted to Untie Shoe With Fork
    A girl named Lydia Bliven put out one of her eyes at Lenox, Massachusetts, last week, while attempting to untie her shoe string with a fork.
    Weekly Progress
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    May 9, 1867

  • Lenox Massachusetts, 1890
    Lenox, noted as a select fashionable resort, is situated among the hills of Berkshire County, directly west of Boston, and separated only from the Sta...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Lenox
    Lenox, a post-village of Berkshire co., Mass., in Lenox township, near the Housatonic River, 2 miles W. of Lenox Station on the Housatonic Railroad, 8...Read MORE...


  • Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
    Shadow Brook, Lenox, Mass.

    "Shadowbrook was built in 1893 for Anson Phelps Stokes, with Frederick Law Olmsted designing the 900 acre estate. It was purchased in 1917 by Andrew Carnegie, who died there in 1919; in 1922 Carnegie’s widow sold the... Read MORE...

  • Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
    Episcopal Church
  • Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
    Lenox Station
  • Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
    Curtis Hotel. Lenox, Mass.

  • News 1905 - Modest Summer Home
    J. J. Hill has purchased a simple and inexpensive summer residence at Lenox, Massachusetts, instead of the elegant mansion which he was expected to se...Read MORE...


  • Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
    Overlooking Laurel Lake, 1906
  • News 1908 - SOCIETY PEOPLE FIGHT FIRE.
    Save Contents of R. C. Dixey's Costly Stables at Tanglewood.

    Special to The New York Times.

    LENOX, Mass., July 6. - Fire to-day destroyed the co...Read MORE...


  • News 1909 - LENOX. Big Barn Destroyed by Fire.
    Fire destroyed the large barn on the Ford farm, owned by Leonard C. Peters and Isaac J. Newton yesterday afternoon. The barn was 50 by 100 feet in siz...Read MORE...


  • News 1909 - SIX LIVES LOST IN $250,000 LENOX FIRE Dynamite and Turpentine Explode in Basement of Building, Trapping the Inmates.
    SOCIETY PEOPLE GIVE AID
    New Yorkers Take in the Homeless Ones and Start a Fund to Supply Their Wants.

    Special to The New York Times.

    LENOX, Mas...Read MORE...


  • Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
    Hotel Aspinwall, 1909
  • News 1910 - George Westinghouse
    New York, Aug. 1 - Almost on the eve of the annual election of officers of the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing company Wall street was surprised...Read MORE...


  • Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
    Ventfort Hall G. H. Morgan Residence
  • Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
    Wyndhurst Residence, Mrs. J. Sloane
  • Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
    Trinity Church & Parish (Episcopal)
  • 1916
    Lenox, a banking post-township (town) of Berkshire co., Mass., near the Housatonic River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., about 33 mile...Read MORE...


  • News 1919 - ANDREW CARNEGIE DEAD.
    GREAT STEEL MASTER'S METHODS.
    THE ROAD TO FORTUNE.

    New York, Aug. 11
    Mr. Andrew Carnegie died at 7.30 this morning at Lenox, Massachusetts. The c...Read MORE...


  • Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
    Entrance to Foster Estate
  • Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
    Lenox Club
  • Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street
  • News 1926 - Deer Jumps Through Window
    A deer from nearby mountains stalked through a paper mill at Lenox, Massachusetts, and jumped through a window into the Housatonic River, forty feet b...Read MORE...


  • Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
    The Lenox Theatre at the Rollins Theatre School
  • Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
    Opera-Concert Hall


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Curtis Hotel. Lenox, Mass.

"The Curtis, located in the heart of the Lenox Historic District, has been in continuous operation since 1776. Presidents Lincoln, Grant, and both Roosevelts were among the many famous guests of the hotel, the “Crown... Read MORE...

Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
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Trinity School or Old Lenox Academy, Built 1803

Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
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Shadow Brook, Lenox, Mass.

"Shadowbrook was built in 1893 for Anson Phelps Stokes, with Frederick Law Olmsted designing the 900 acre estate. It was purchased in 1917 by Andrew Carnegie, who died there in 1919; in 1922 Carnegie’s widow sold the... Read MORE...

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Curtis Hotel. Lenox, Mass.

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Episcopal Church

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Lenox Station

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Overlooking Laurel Lake, 1906

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Hotel Aspinwall, 1909


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Ventfort Hall G. H. Morgan Residence

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Wyndhurst Residence, Mrs. J. Sloane

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Trinity Church & Parish (Episcopal)

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Entrance to Foster Estate

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Lenox Club

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Main Street

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The Lenox Theatre at the Rollins Theatre School

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Opera-Concert Hall

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  • 1750 - Lenox is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - LENOX. [Pop. 1,313. Inc. 1767.]
    Lenox was the family name of the Duke of Richmond, in honor of whom, Richmond, to which Lenox once belonged, was named. The Indian name was... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Lenox
    Lenox, a post-village and seat of justice of Berkshire county, Massachusetts, on the Housatonic railroad, 9 miles S. from Pitts- field. It has a... Read MORE...

  • News  1866 - Cruel Teacher
    The citizens of Lenox, Massachusetts, are greatly incensed against a teacher in one of the primary schools there named Frances Williams, who beat a... Read MORE...

  • News  1867 - Attempted to Untie Shoe With Fork
    A girl named Lydia Bliven put out one of her eyes at Lenox, Massachusetts, last week, while attempting to untie her shoe string with a fork. Weekly Progress
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    May 9, 1867
  • Lenox Massachusetts, 1890
    Lenox, noted as a select fashionable resort, is situated among the hills of Berkshire County, directly west of Boston, and separated only from the... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Lenox
    Lenox, a post-village of Berkshire co., Mass., in Lenox township, near the Housatonic River, 2 miles W. of Lenox Station on the Housatonic Railroad,... Read MORE...

  • Aerial views of Lenox MA and the Berkshires


    Aerial views of Lenox MA and the Berkshires (www.youtube.com)
  • News  1905 - Modest Summer Home
    J. J. Hill has purchased a simple and inexpensive summer residence at Lenox, Massachusetts, instead of the elegant mansion which he was expected to... Read MORE...

  • News  1908 - SOCIETY PEOPLE FIGHT FIRE.
    Save Contents of R. C. Dixey's Costly Stables at Tanglewood.

    Special to The New York Times.

    LENOX, Mass., July 6. - Fire to-day destroyed the... Read MORE...

  • News  1909 - SIX LIVES LOST IN $250,000 LENOX FIRE Dynamite and Turpentine Explode in Basement of Building, Trapping the Inmates.
    SOCIETY PEOPLE GIVE AID
    New Yorkers Take in the Homeless Ones and Start a Fund to Supply Their Wants.

    Special to The New York Times.

    LENOX,... Read MORE...

  • News  1909 - LENOX. Big Barn Destroyed by Fire.
    Fire destroyed the large barn on the Ford farm, owned by Leonard C. Peters and Isaac J. Newton yesterday afternoon. The barn was 50 by 100 feet in... Read MORE...

  • News  1910 - George Westinghouse
    New York, Aug. 1 - Almost on the eve of the annual election of officers of the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing company Wall street was... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Lenox, a banking post-township (town) of Berkshire co., Mass., near the Housatonic River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., about 33... Read MORE...

  • News  1919 - ANDREW CARNEGIE DEAD.
    GREAT STEEL MASTER'S METHODS.
    THE ROAD TO FORTUNE.

    New York, Aug. 11
    Mr. Andrew Carnegie died at 7.30 this morning at Lenox, Massachusetts. The... Read MORE...

  • News  1926 - Deer Jumps Through Window
    A deer from nearby mountains stalked through a paper mill at Lenox, Massachusetts, and jumped through a window into the Housatonic River, forty feet... Read MORE...

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