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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 Jewel” of Lenox..." www.barryarchitects.com
    Postcard
  • Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
    Trinity School or Old Lenox Academy, Built 1803
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  • 1839 - Lenox
    Lenox, Massachusetts
    Berkshire county. Shire town. This is an excellent township of land, watered by Housatonick river, and surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. It lies 130 miles W. from Boston, 25 N.E. from Hudson, N.Y., and 55 N.W. from Hartford, Ct. Lenox is accommodated with a water...Read MORE...


  • 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.

    Lenox is the county or shire town of Berkshire county.

    The town is situated on the Housatonic: the mountain-scenery is picturesque,...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 pleasant situation on an elevation, and contains, besides the county buildings, 3 or 4 churches, an academy, founded in 1803, and from 40 to 50 dwellings. ...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 little child in a cruel manner for mispronouncing a word. The child is not quite four years old, and he was pounded on the 18th day of July, with 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 State of New York by the town of Richmond, which forms its western boundary. The Richmond Station on the Boston and Albany Railroad is the nearest to...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 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...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 estate to the Society of Jesus who operated a Jesuit seminary there until it was destroyed by fire in 1956, killing four Jesuit priests..." www.berkshirelinks.com
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  • Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
    Episcopal Church
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  • Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
    Lenox Station
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  • Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
    Curtis Hotel. Lenox, Mass.

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  • 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 select. What an astonishing change would be made in the United States, if millionaires, their wives and daughters, should copy modesty and simplicity.
    The Arizona Sentinel
    Yuma, Arizona
    June 14, 1905

  • Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
    Overlooking Laurel Lake, 1906
    Postcard
  • 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 costly stables at Tanglewood, the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Dixey, three miles west of here, and gave the society people of Lenox something...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 size and contained 70 tons of hay. It is thought that the fire started from the hay, which ignited by spontaneous combustion. George R. Bull, clerk at...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, Mass., April 11. - Six persons were killed in the fire which almost wiped out the business section of Lenox early this morning. Four business blocks and ...Read MORE...


  • Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
    Hotel Aspinwall, 1909
    Postcard
  • 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 to get word of a fresh attack on the present management by President George Westinghouse, who is now at his country place at Lenox, Massachusetts...
    The San Bernadino County Sun
    San Bernadino, California
    August 2, 1910

  • Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
    Ventfort Hall G. H. Morgan Residence
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  • Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
    Wyndhurst Residence, Mrs. J. Sloane
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  • Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
    Trinity Church & Parish (Episcopal)
    Postcard
  • 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 miles SE. of Albany, N.Y. It is picturesquely situated among the Berkshire Hills. It has the Lenox Academy and numerous fine residences. Pop. in 1900,...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 cause of death is given as bronchial pneumonia. Mr. Carnegie had been living at his summer home at Lenox ever since the wedding of his...Read MORE...


  • Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
    Entrance to Foster Estate
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  • Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
    Lenox Club
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  • Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street
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  • 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 below, without injury.
    The Van Nuys News
    Van Nuys, California
    June 11, 1926

  • Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
    The Lenox Theatre at the Rollins Theatre School
    Postcard
  • Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
    Opera-Concert Hall
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Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Lenox, Massachusetts, USA


Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

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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 Jewel” of Lenox..." www.barryarchitects.com

Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Trinity School or Old Lenox Academy, Built 1803

Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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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 estate to the Society of Jesus who operated a Jesuit seminary there until it was destroyed by fire in 1956, killing four Jesuit priests..." www.berkshirelinks.com

Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

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Curtis Hotel. Lenox, Mass.

Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

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Episcopal Church

Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

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Lenox Station

Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

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Overlooking Laurel Lake, 1906

Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

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Hotel Aspinwall, 1909

Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Ventfort Hall G. H. Morgan Residence

Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

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Wyndhurst Residence, Mrs. J. Sloane

Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Trinity Church & Parish (Episcopal)

Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Entrance to Foster Estate

Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Lenox Club

Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

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Main Street

Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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The Lenox Theatre at the Rollins Theatre School

Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Opera-Concert Hall

History, News and Stories of Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 1750 - Lenox is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1839 - Lenox
    Lenox, Massachusetts
    Berkshire county. Shire town. This is an excellent township of land, watered by Housatonick river, and surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. It lies 130 miles W. from Boston, 25 N.E. from Hudson, N.Y., and 55 N.W. from Hartford, Ct. Lenox is accommodated with a water... Read MORE...

  • 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.

    Lenox is the county or shire town of Berkshire county.

    The town is situated on the Housatonic: the mountain-scenery is picturesque,... 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 pleasant situation on an elevation, and contains, besides the county buildings, 3 or 4 churches, an academy, founded in 1803, and from 40 to 50 dwellings. ... 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 little child in a cruel manner for mispronouncing a word. The child is not quite four years old, and he was pounded on the 18th day of July, with 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 State of New York by the town of Richmond, which forms its western boundary. The Richmond Station on the Boston and Albany Railroad is the nearest to... 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 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... Read MORE...

  • Aerial views of Lenox MA and the Berkshires
  • 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 select. What an astonishing change would be made in the United States, if millionaires, their wives and daughters, should copy modesty and simplicity.
    The Arizona Sentinel
    Yuma, Arizona
    June 14, 1905
  • 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 costly stables at Tanglewood, the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Dixey, three miles west of here, and gave the society people of Lenox something... 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, Mass., April 11. - Six persons were killed in the fire which almost wiped out the business section of Lenox early this morning. Four business blocks and ... 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 size and contained 70 tons of hay. It is thought that the fire started from the hay, which ignited by spontaneous combustion. George R. Bull, clerk at... 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 surprised to get word of a fresh attack on the present management by President George Westinghouse, who is now at his country place at Lenox, Massachusetts...
    The San Bernadino County Sun
    San Bernadino, California
    August 2, 1910

    Read more about George Jr. WESTINGHOUSE photo of ancestor
  • 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 miles SE. of Albany, N.Y. It is picturesquely situated among the Berkshire Hills. It has the Lenox Academy and numerous fine residences. Pop. in 1900,... 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 cause of death is given as bronchial pneumonia. Mr. Carnegie had been living at his summer home at Lenox ever since the wedding of his... Read MORE...


    Read more about Andrew CARNEGIE photo of ancestor
  • 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 below, without injury.
    The Van Nuys News
    Van Nuys, California
    June 11, 1926

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