- Item 79708 - Writing Room, Rumford Mechanics Institute, 1911
- Contributed by Greater Rumford Area Historical Society
- Item 79708
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The Rumford Mechanics Institute, the final creation in Rumford by Hugh J. Chisholm, owner of Oxford Paper Company, was intended to enhance the recreational and educational needs of the region's workers. The Writing Room offered desks and tables to accommodate educational pursuits.Show Details
This image is from the "Mechanics Institute, Rumford, Maine" booklet handed out at the building's ribbon cutting on November 9, 1911. It was published by University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts.