View of Fitchburg, Worcester County, M.A., 1882 / drawn & published by L. R. Burleigh.
This bird’s-eye view print of Fitchburg, Massachusetts was drawn by Lucien R. Burleigh and published by C. H. Vogt, Lith. in 1882. Fitchburg was settled in 1730 along the Nashua River. The soil in this hilly location was found to be quite fertile, once broken up. Conditions afforded abundant crops of potatoes and various grains as well as the growing of ornamental fruit trees.
Most hills surrounding Fitchburg were of a mica slate substance, but the Rollstone hill was found to contain granite. The granite quarried here was used in the making of doorsteps and bridge supports, and could be purchased directly at the quarry.
Fitchburg prospered greatly in the 1800's with the building of the Hoosac Tunnel and a direct railway line through the Hoosac Mountain range tunnel to Boston.
The map shows labeled streets, waterways, bridges, buildings and railroad routes.
Features references to the following locations:
Rollstone Church (Congregational).
Christ’s Church (Episcopal).
Calvinistic Church (Congregational).
Methodist Episcopal Church.
First Congregation’s Church (Unitarian).
St. Bernard’s (Roman Catholic).
Opera House and Music Hall.
Wachusett National Bank.
Rollstone National Bank.
Worcester North Savings Institution.
Safety Fund National Bank.
Fitchburg National Bank.
Fitchburg Savings Bank.
E. M. Dickinson & Co. Shoe Manufactory.
Sole Leather Tip Co.
Putnam Machine Co.
Putnam Tool Co.
Simonds Mfg. Co.
Machine Jobbing, F. S. Lovell.
C. H. Brown & Co.
Fitchburg Machine Works.
Fitchburg Steam Engine Co.
Union Machine Co.
Rollstone Machine Co.
Rollstone Foundry, L. H. Goodnow.
D. M. Dillon’s Boiler Works.
Steam Engines, Boilers, Mining Machinery, etc., W. E. Johnson.
Wheelright’s Paper Co.
Parker & Co. Mfrs. Black Walnut Furniture.
Fitchburg Woolen Mill.
Parkhill Mfg. Co.
Fitchburg Cotton Mill, B. M. Pitts.
Walter Haywood’s Chair Co.
Hawley & Beckwith, Lumber, Doors, Sash, Blinds.
C. A. Priest, Dealer in Michigan & Northern Lumber.
M. Davis, Steam Planing Mill & Lumber Yard.
George Williams, Paper Stock & Woolen Rags.
J. Cushing & Co., Stone Mill Elevator.
C. M. Flint & Co. Mfrs. Saw and Grist Mills.
L. Brown & Co. Wood Turners.
Chas. W. Wilder, Wood Turner.
S. G. Cushing, Wood Turner.
Tuttle & Adams, Wood Turners.
Reed Mfy., Eli Cully.
Geo. Hamilton & Son, Granite Dealers.
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