The original land encompassing present-day Corliss Park comprised more than 195 acres on the north side of the city. Described as a beautiful tract of rolling hills, a winding stream, woodland and two ponds, it served as a respite from the ever expanding city and its nearby industrial developments. George H. Corliss purchased the land about 1875 and he appointed a caretaker to protect the trees and shrubs “from mischief makers.” A small group of workmen also worked to maintain the parklands. In 1898 Edward M. Harris acquired the land from the Corliss estate.
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