Pittsfield

by sam on 09/23/2012

I took a boatload of pictures when I was up in the Berkshires for the last week of August, and I am slowly (very slowly) working my way through the various subjects.

Unlike Great Barrington, which seems to have been designed to maximize useful quaintness, Pittsfield was a true company town. There was a massive GE plant here for years, and it employed pretty much everyone. Pittsfield was the city that developed to accommodate it. And then it slid into despair, living up to its unfortunate name.

In the past few years though, it’s seen a bit of revitalization – a real push to make it a place people will want to visit. I’m not sure it’s there yet, but it’s certainly in a better place than it was ten to fifteen years ago.

as always, click through for the full image.

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