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Lenox Library

  • Also Known As: Second Berkshire County Court House

  • Address: 18 Main St
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1815/00/00 Isaac Damon Architect Designed by Isaac Damon of Northampton, the main block of the Lenox Library is built 1815 to 1816 as the Berkshire County Courthouse.
1869/00/00 The Berkshire County Court is moved to Pittsfield.
1905/00/00 Kate Spencer Work Volunteer Associate Manager, Edith Wharton, and Assistant Librarian, Kate Spencer, become friends while working at the Lenox Library.
1905/00/00 Edith Wharton Work Volunteer Associate Manager, Edith Wharton, and Assistant Librarian, Kate Spencer, become friends while working at the Lenox Library.

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Particulars for Lenox Library:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Business
Historic Use Courthouse
Historic Use Financial Institution
Historic Use Library
Historic Use Meeting hall
Owner Private
Level of Significance State



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 73000291
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Damon,Capt. Isaac et al.
Architectural Style: No style listed
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1800-1824
Significant Year: 1815, 1816, 1869
Historic Function: Education, Social, Commerce, Trade, Government
Historic Sub-Function: Courthouse, Meeting hall, Library, Business, Financial institution
Current Function: Education
Current Sub-Function: Library

Creative Works »

WorkTypeAsNotedInCreatorNote
Summer Book Edith Wharton In "Summer", Charity Royall works as a librarian in the fictional New England town of North Dormer.

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