Lynn, Massachusetts, USA - 1895 - Lynn
Lynn, a city and seaport of Essex co., Mass, is pleasantly situated on Massachusetts Bay, 10 miles N.N.E. of Boston, and 5 miles S.W. of Salem. Lat. 42° 27' 51" N.; lon. 70°57'27' W. It is about 2 miles from the peninsula of Nahant, a place of summer resort, and is connected with Boston and Salem by both steam and electric rail ways. It contains a handsome city hall, 36 churches, a free public library of 44,000 volumes, a very fine new high school building, 6 national banks, 2 savings-banks, and 2 safe deposit and trust companies. The combined capital of these is over $1,600,000, with deposits of about $6,000,000. Two daily and 3 weekly newspapers are published here. Lynn has long been celebrated for the manufacture of ladies' boots and shoes, large quantities of which are sold in the Western and Southern States, as well as sup plying a large export trade. The daily output averages more than 100,000 pairs, or over 30,000,000 pairs annually. The capital employed in this industry alone is shown to be nearly $11,000,000, and the value of the annual product is over $25,000,000. The manufacture of leather (morocco) is another large industry, employing a capital of $1,300,000. The new electric manufacturing industry, established here in 1883, has been the means of increasing the wealth and prosperity of Lynn to a wonderful extent. This business represents an actual invested capital of something more than $3,000,000 in buildings, plant, &c., and employs about 4000 hands, with an average weekly pay-roll of over $44,000. The value of product in dynamos, lamps, motors, car-equipments, &c., is more than $12,000,000 per year. There are many handsome houses occupied by citizens, especially on the east, or shore, side of the city, and some that are used only in summer by non-residents. Statistics show that a larger number of families own their homes in Lynn than in any other city of its size in the United States. The scenery in the vicinity of Lynn is varied and picturesque. It has one of the largest natural pleasure-grounds (more than 2000 acres), known as "Lynn Woods," on this continent. Pop. in 1870, 28,233; in 1880, 38,274; in 1890, 55,727.
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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