LAW OFFICES OF
HILL BURGWIN. GEORGE C. BURGWIN. A. P. BURGWIN.
June 20th, 1895,
S. Frew, Ssq.,
Chairman Library Board,
170 Fourth Avenue, City.
Carrying out the suggestion which you made this morning, I reduce to writing the proposition substantially as made to you, in reference to a city park at Hazelwood in connection with the site of the Branch Library.
It nas suggested to me a few days ago, that my property at Hasell Hill, containing between eight and nine acres, should be a very admirable site for a small park, should it be deemed expedient by the city to acquire such sites in differ* ant localities, so as to accomodate those who cannot reach the larger parks conveniently.
Undoubtedly,' this property is admirably adapted to such a purpose, and I think the terms upon which I would be willing to convey it to the city are very reasonable.
Its connection with the Branch Library is this: that if the city is willing to take the property, I would take the lot which you have bought on Chatsworth Avenue off your hands; and inasmuch as my residence is a large brick mansion,' containing fourteen rooms, it would be entirely practicable to use that for the library for the oresent, and until the 3oard should think it desirable to erect a larger and handsomer building.
The property was assessed to me at the recent triennial assessment at, I think,' $126,000.00 for the land, and $6,000.00 for the house. This valuation was sub* sequently,upon application, reduced, but I think it may be taken as the judgment of the 80ard in the first place when they came to view it.