The Dixon property on Elm Avenue now handed into the palms of J. Arthur Baker and William Okay. George with the registration of the deed within the district workplace. Jabish Holmes and William H. Dixon, executors of the property of William P. Dixon, late New York, gave the papers. The brand new homeowners plan to instantly begin their growth undertaking which is able to make this land appropriate for residences.
The transaction marks the passage of the most important undeveloped land within the metropolis’s built-up space and contains almost 15 acres of land. It extends south from Elm Avenue nearly to Foote Avenue. Allen H. Bagg, who owned a slender strip between this property and Foote Avenue, sells this strip to Mr. Baker and Mr. George, so the property will lengthen throughout Elm Avenue to Avenue Foote. Foote.
There are two massive homes on the property and a number of other massive stables and barns. Work will start subsequent week to renovate the home Mr. Dixon occupied when he was right here right into a four-apartment constructing. The barns will probably be demolished and highway development will start as quickly because the plans are accredited.
This property has at all times been a landmark for the older residents of Pittsfield, particularly the horse-loving public. Together with Allen Farm, it’s recognized throughout the nation as the house and breeding floor for a few of the greatest horses bred on this nation. Whereas the Allen Farm restricted its curiosity to trotting and pacing horses, the Dixon property was used within the breeding of saddle horses. Mr. Dixon, who was a rich New York lawyer, was an enormous fan of the Arabian breed and bought this property for the aim of utilizing it in breeding this pressure. George F. Dickinson raised horses on the farm and saved many stunning animals there.
One of the crucial well-known horses ever seen there was “Aladdin”, an Arabian stallion who was despatched from Arabia to Basic Grant, from whom Mr. Dixon obtained it. This horse was dropped at Pittsfield, the place it was used for breeding functions. Many well-known present horses have been put in there, together with “Chocolate Boy,” winner of the Kentucky Saddle Horse Present in Lexington, and plenty of different prizes; additionally “Beekboolat”, an Arab stallion who received a gold medal within the Chicago competitors; “The Corporal,” a five-gaited horse bred by “Astral King,” who has been a sensational winner all through the Kentucky horse present circuit.
This story inside historical past is chosen from the archives of Jeannie Maschino, The Berkshire Eagle.