Gordon Library Summer Cultural Series Tour: Industry and Culture: The Legacies of the Salisbury Family and Ichabod Washburn


Tue, Jul 16, 2013

In and Around the Library

Walking Tour: Industry and Culture: The Legacies of the Salisbury Family and Ichabod Washburn

Wednesday, July 31st

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.

Meet at the electric generating station at Faraday and Lancaster streets for a walking tour led by Preservation Worcester docent Don Chamberlayne.


Take a noontime look at the architecture and landscape of the Gateway Park area, which was a cradle for Worcester’s 19th-century industrial success. Learn about Stephen Salisbury II and Ichabod Washburn, who played important roles in jump-starting the city’s career as an industrial powerhouse and were influential in the establishment of technical education through the founding of the Mechanics Association and the creation of WPI.  Find out also how Salisbury’s son, Stephen Salisbury III, encouraged city cultural institutions and made important development decisions that softened the negative aesthetic effects that industry and overwhelming population growth had on late 19th century Worcester.

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Lynne Riley coordinates research consultation services, ILL extensive research, and general research workshops. In addition, Lynne serves as primary library contact for questions, instruction, and information on copyright issues. She is the Research & Instruction department liaison with Access Services and assists with student reference training. She also serves as Library Liaison to the Humanities & Arts, and Social Sciences and Policy Studies Departments

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