Purchased from the Harris Institute in 1902, Woonsocket’s acquisition of a central administration building ended a decade long search for such a structure. The Harris Institute, which had donated the state’s first free public library in 1868, sold the building to the city for $68,000, the exact amount the company needed to escape from debt. The sale price was much lower than the value of the building, estimated at $175,000. This photograph was taken from the Court Street Bridge.
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Public buildings -- Municipal buildings -- Rhode Island -- Woonsocket; Cities and towns -- Rhode Island -- Woonsocket;
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Smolski, Chet, "Woonsocket: City Hall" (2013). Smolski Images. 951.