and thirty voters.
North Attleboro was made a town under that name, with a population of
seven thousand one hundred, a valuation of $ 300 000 and one
thousand six hundred and twenty three voters. The two places had very
nearly the same number of school children.
The first view of North
Attleboro makes a good impression upon the visitor. Washington Street,
the main street, is long, level and straight, being a stage route from
Boston to Providence. It has several good business blocks, a large hotel
and many handsome residences, and the whole town shows evidences of
prosperity. Its people are noted for their love of their pleasant homes
and of good horses. Among the buildings is the Odd Fellows’ block, a
noticeable structure, occupied, so far as not needed by the craft, by
business offices and stores. There is now being built the Richards
Memorial Library, a gift to the town from the children of the late E. I.
Richards, formerly one of the prominent jewelry manufacturers. It is to
be of red brick with terra cotta trimmings and a roof of red slate.
There will be stained-glass windows, and the whole building will be
finished in handsome carved wood and other ornamental work. The main
library hall is thirty feet long.