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Kellogg Hall High School Postcard

Who was Chester Kellogg?

 Chester Kellogg offered $3000 toward the project of a new school house and town offices for the Town of Granby MA, if they would raise the balance of the estimated  $7000 cost.  When a wrangle came over the building site, Mr. Kellogg bought the Fay lot in the center of town,  and conditioned his $3000 gift on the acceptance of that location. When the building plans proved too costly for the appropriation, Mr. Kellogg again came to the rescue, adding $1000 to his gift.   


Four thousand dollars was a size-able donation for 1889,  which equates to  $109,440 in today's dollar value (using a CPI inflation calculator; at an average inflation rate of 2.59 % per year, $100 in 1889 is equivalent in purchasing power to $2,736 in 2019, a difference of $2,636 over 130 years) .   We don't know how much he paid for the 1.78 acre lot he donated. 

So why would Chester Kellogg give  this large donation?  


Chester Kellogg the donator of the land  and school building for the children of Granby

 Chester Kellogg

One of the two school rooms in Kellogg Hall
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