Work on the park and furnishing the library continued until both were opened on Friday, July 9, 1920.
Coming Monday: Many an area building project got a green light or ground was broken in November 1977.
City Historian Mark Simonson’s column appears twice weekly. On Saturdays, his column focuses on the area during the Depression and before. His Monday columns address local history after the Depression. If you have feedback or ideas about the column, write to him at The Daily Star, or email him at simmark @stny.rr.com. His website is www.oneontahistorian.com. His columns can be found at www.thedailystar.com/marksimonson.