Jervis Library

Jervis Library (HM1Z7D)

Location: Rome, NY 13440 Oneida County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 13.121', W 75° 27.244'

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Founded by John Bloomfield Jervis

—Born Huntington, N.Y. 1795 — Died Rome, N.Y. 1885 —

An eminent canal, railway and waterworks engineer, he began his career in connection with the Erie Canal construction at Rome in 1817. He was chief engineer for the completion of the Delaware and Hudson Canal, and for the original Croton Aqueduct system for New York, including the famous High Bridge over the Harlem River. His invention of the "bogie truck" made possible the great speed subsequently attained by railway locomotives.

He erected the original section of the present library as his residence in his latter years and it came into possession of the Jervis Library Association in 1895 as a part of his bequest for the founding of a library for the city of Rome. The income from the remainder of his gift was used for operating purposes until 1925 when the principal was applied toward enlargement and improvement.
HM NumberHM1Z7D
Placed ByJervis Library Association
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Date Added Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 12:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 463121 N 4785199
Decimal Degrees43.21868333, -75.45406667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 13.121', W 75° 27.244'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 13' 7.26" N, 75° 27' 14.64" W
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Area Code(s)315
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 613 N Washington St, Rome NY 13440, US
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