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Lenox, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA

"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 miles S. of Pittsfield, and about 33 miles S.E. of Albany, N.Y. It has 4 churches, an academy, and a number of fine residences. The township has manufactures of glass, iron, lime, and lumber. Pop. in 1890, 2889."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • 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
  • 13. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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
    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.
    New Yorkers Take in the Homeless Ones and Start a Fund to Supply Their Wants.

    Special to The New York Times.

    LENOX, Mas...

  • 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...


    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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