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The Resource Pemberton Park Extension Workers' Park collection

Pemberton Park Extension Workers' Park collection

Label
Pemberton Park Extension Workers' Park collection, 2001-2004
Title
Pemberton Park Extension Workers' Park collection
Inclusive dates
2001-2004
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The material in this collection document the second phase of the creation of Pemberton Park. It was called Pemberton Park Extension Workers' Park. It appears the owner of this material was Santo Nicolosi, the City Engineer at the time. He was involved with the project. Folder 1: The material in this folder was in the pocket of the binder. It includes a letter from the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management, Peter C. Webber approving eminent domain for the project. The letter was sent to the President of the City Council, Francis Kivell. The date was May 1, 2001. A note at the bottom says "approval 6/5/01". There is also a hand written note mentioning possible purchases for the park and a business card for Maggie Super Church, executive director of Groundwork Lawrence. Folder 2: This includes a non-acid free folder that reads "Pemberton Park Extension Workers' Park". Includes a Family Service announcement and an announcement from Mass Highways dated 12/11/04. Folder 3: This folder includes a newspaper clipping from Rumbo, Eagle Tribune; notice of meeting to introduce the plans for the park Feb. 26, 2002 at Lawrence Heritage State Park; image of park; Mass. Highway Assoc. transportation bill; minutes, announcements of meetings, agendas, press releases, and notes of the Mass. Dept. of Environmental Management, Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council, Family Services, and Pemberton Park Committee (various dates); maps of the area; copy of a Mass. Environmental Board Bill (2002); printout of newspaper articles; and copies of emails received by Santo Nicolosi. Folder 4: Slides: Workers' Place Passport pavilion (drawing); Workers' Place Memory wall and cross section (drawing); Plan of park; existing site: looking toward the falls
Biographical or historical data
The Lawrence Heritage State Park opened to the public in 1986. Pemberton Park was a reality shortly after LHSP was opened. There had always been plan for a Pemberton Park phase II. The Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental management was in charge. The President of the LHSP, Dave Burke, and State Senator Sue Tucker found enough money to proceed with the plan. The Lawrence Redevelopment Authority was also involved. Via eminent domain land was bought from Family Services, Canal Street Realy Trust, and M. Vaccari. The Essex Company, a subsidiary of CHI Energy, donated property at no cost. Some elements of design were not built/installed due to cost overruns. Much of the soil in the area was contaminated. Part of the project was a path along the river that connects both parts of the park. The official opening was June 11, 2005 with a Family Fiesta and Kite Festival.
Cataloging source
MLaw
Language note
Materials in English
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nicolosi, Santo P.
  • Kivell, Francis
  • Parks
  • Eminent domain
  • Lawrence Heritage State Park (Lawrence, Mass.)
  • Pemberton Park Extension Workers' Park (Lawrence, Mass.)
  • Eminent domain
  • Parks
  • Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts
Label
Pemberton Park Extension Workers' Park collection
Instantiates
Note
The material described in this catalog record is located in the collections of the Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence, Mass
Control code
on1037021375
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid in the repository.
Extent
0.25 linear ft. (2 boxes; ms. and four slides)
Governing access note
Collection is open for research
Lccn
2018555496
System control number
(OCoLC)1037021375
Label
Pemberton Park Extension Workers' Park collection
Note
The material described in this catalog record is located in the collections of the Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence, Mass
Control code
on1037021375
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid in the repository.
Extent
0.25 linear ft. (2 boxes; ms. and four slides)
Governing access note
Collection is open for research
Lccn
2018555496
System control number
(OCoLC)1037021375

Library Locations

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