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Wentworth Home for the Aged
The Wentworth Home for the Aged was dedicated June 25, 1898 and named for Arioch Wentworth who donated $10,000 to build it. He also endowed it with another $20,000 for a permanent fund. The three story brick building with granite trimmings was built specifically to meet the needs of the elderly. Alvah T. Ramsdell, the architect, designed the building to resemble the colonial mansions of New England. It contains 30 rooms, including a matron's room, library, sitting rooms and sleeping rooms.
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