The north country's first skyscraper


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In the 19th century, most north country residents had never seen a tall “skyscraper” building. The few that had were likely to have seen it in New York City, where the first skyscraper reached seven stories in 1870 with the Equitable Life Building, considered by many to be the first skyscraper.

For residents in Watertown, plans would soon be in place for a building of their own to brag about.

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