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November 3, 2012

Gift of land, home created Huntington Park, Library

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“All I expect from the city of Oneonta,” Huntington said, “is that it will supply the lighting and furnish the water after I have had the necessary grading done.” He then took out a sheet of paper and drew his idea for a road through the park, the walkway we know today. He drew one opening on Dietz Street, near Wall Street, and another on Chestnut Street. “Of course this driveway through the park ought to be closed to business traffic,” he said.

Huntington also said he had planned to put some books into an auction, but on second thought decided to give them to the Huntington Library at Oneonta.

With the apple orchards removed, Arthur Coy had more work lined up for the new park in the upcoming spring months. It was reported on Thursday, Nov. 29 that through E.R. Ford, real estate agent for Henry Huntington, the house and property of Mrs. William H. Mosher, 8 Church St., had purchased. This is today’s upper section of Huntington Park. It was on this part of the park that a large rotunda was built in 1918, and razed in 1965. The price paid for the property was $7,500.

It was then reported on Thursday, Dec. 27, that several buildings on Huntington’s property on the west side of Dietz Street would also be removed for the lower grounds of the new park. This included a couple of houses and a big barn used as a veterinary and hitching stable. The materials were reused in constructing other new buildings at other sites around Oneonta. One small business, a shoe repair shop, was moved to another unspecified location, as it had been moved to Dietz Street once before, but it had never been taken off the runner upon which it had been moved to that site.

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