Tours of historic Jervis home offered Saturday

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Jervis Public Library will offer tours of its namesake’s historic 1858 home on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. Tours meet at the library’s information desk, and no registration is necessary.

John Bloomfield Jervis (1795-1885) was a prominent 19th century civil engineer, famous for his work on the Erie Canal, New York City’s Croton Aqueduct, and the city of Boston’s water system.

Jervis spent the bulk of his life in Rome, and bequeathed his home to the city for use as a library upon his death.

The Jervis home contains many unique and noteworthy features and provides an excellent glimpse into the lives of the mid 19th century, according to historians.

Jervis Public Library is located at 613 N. Washington Street. For more information, call 315-336-4570, contact lchien@midyork.org, or visit jervislibrary.org.

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