An aero-view print
reproduction of Norwich, CT, published by Hughes & Bailey in 1912. A
city with a rich colonial history, Norwich was originally founded in
1659 by a group of settlers from Old Saybrook, led by Major John Mason
and Reverend James Fitch. Nine years later a wharf was built at Yantic
Cove. A public landing built in 1694 at the head of the Thames River
made it possible to offload goods at the harbor. The roads that served
between the port and the town, the East and West Roads, later became
Washington Street and Broadway.
Large mills and factories sprang
up along the three rivers that flow into the city: the Yantic, the
Shetucket and the Quinebaug. The Thames River flows out from the harbor,
south to Long Island Sound. The developed factories and shipping port
enabled Norwich to be instrumental in supplying soldiers with ships and
munitions during the American Revolution. The notorious Benedict Arnold
was born in Norwich.
During the American Civil War, Norwich
served as a center of leadership for the state. William Buckingham, then
governor of Connecticut, used his home in Norwich as his office during
the Civil War.
Airplanes can be seen in the sky above Norwich in
this 1912 map. The following "booster" statement appears in the lower
a live, progressive and substantial city of about 30,000 population.
Beautifully and picturesquely situated among the hills at the head
of navigation, 15 miles from Long Island Sound and the ocean. Is
unusually healthy and attractive as a place of residence.
Educational system and facilities of the highest order and excellence.
Efficient and well equipped Fire and Police Departments assure
Municipal Light and Power, and Water Plants
supply public utilities at cost.
Fraternal, religious and
charitable organizations are fully represented.
Live and popular
newspapers, ably conducted, with wide circulation.
Has a large
number of extensive and diversified manufacturing, commercial and
mercantile industries and enterprises.
Strong financial center;
sound banks well managed with ample capital.
water routes and express companies offer minimum traffic rates. Easily
accessible by wide range of trolley connections.
To the business
man or home seeker, Norwich, "The Rose of New England", presents the
strongest and best inducements.
It's board of trade, and business
men's association of active and prominent men, alive to local interests,
invite and will encourage further industries and enterprise."
Complete reference list below.
Map includes inset photos
and illustrations of the following notable buildings:
The First National Bank
Thames Loan & Trust Co.
The Norwich Savings Society
The Chelsea Savings Bank
The Porteous & Mitchell Co.
The Plaut-Cadden Co.
Norwich Business College
John & Geo. H. Bliss Co.
Shea & Burke Co.
R. F. Smith Co.
Jas C. Macpherson Co.
J. C. Worth & Co.
U. S. Post Office
Central Fire Station
Central Baptist Church
St. Patrick's Church
St. Mary's Church
Norwich Free Academy
Norwich Town School
Mt. Pleasant School
U. S. Finishing Co.
The American Thermos Bottle Co.
The Norwich Nickel &
The Crescent Firearms Co.
The Turner-Stanton Co.
Morris Sussman Co.
Norwich Marble & Granite Works
Geo. H. Madden Co.
The Bulletin Co.
Features numbered references to
the following locations:
1. City Hall And Court
2. U. S. Post Office
3. Otis Free Public Library
The Norwich Free Academy
5. Slater Memorial Hall
7. Y. M. C. A. Building
8. Central Fire Station
9. Armor, Connecticut National Guard
10. Norwich Station, N. Y., N.
H., & H. R. R.
11. Norwich Station, Central Vermont R. R.
William W. Backus Hospital
14. U. S. Finishing Co., Norwich Branch.
15. The Brainerd &
Armstrong Co., Silk Goods Manufacturers.
16. The A. H. Hubbard Co.,
17. The J. B. Martin Co., Silk Velvet
18. Ponemah Mills Co., Cotton Goods Manufacturers,
19. The Norwich Belt Manufacturing Co., Inc., Tanners &
20. Norwich Compressed Air Power Co.
American Thermos Bottle Co.'s Manufactory
22. MacKay Copper Process
23. The Reliance Worsted Co., Woolen & Worsted Good
24. McCrum-Howell Co., Manufacturers of Furnaces and
25. The Ulmer Leather Co., Tanners & Manufacturers
Leather Belting, etc.
26. Falls Co., Cotton Goods Manufacturers
27. The Hopkins & Allen Fire Arms Co., Manufacturers of Fire Arms.
28. The Norwich Nickel & Brass Co., Manufacturers of Metal Display
29. The Turner & Stanton Co., Manufacturers of Picture and
Shade Cords and Household Hardware.
30. The Sterling Machine Co.,
Manufacturers, Lubricators, Engines, etc.
31. Industrial Building
Co., Crescent Arms Co.
32. Chelsea File Works, File Cutters.
John T. Young Boiler Co, Manufacturers of Steam and Hot Water Heaters.
35. American Straw Board Co.
36. Norwich Cutlery Co., Branch of
International Silver Co.
37. Thamesville Power Station.
39. Shetucket Co., Cotton Goods Manufacturers.
40. City of Norwich Gas and Electrical Dept.
41. Norwich Marble and
Granite Works, J. C. Quinlan.
42. Morris Sussman, Manufacturer of
Mattresses and Iron Springs.
43. Troy Steam Laundry, A. A. Fournier.
44. Norwich & New York Propeller Co., Chelsea Line.
45. Geo. P.
Madden, Cigar Manufactory.
Allen, Frank H., Patent Attorney &
Solicitor, 321 Main St.
American House, Farrell & Sanderson,
Proprietors, 79 Shetucket St.
Areanum Club, 150 Main Street.
Auditorium Hotel, Corner, Market & Water Streets.
Bailey, Wm. F.,
Hack & livery Stable, 12 Bath Street.
Beckley, Thomas H., Real
Estate, Loans & Insurance, 278 Main Street.
Beebe, E. S., D. S. S. N.
E. Telephone Co., 23 Union Street.
Bishop, Bidwell & Co., Wholesale
Grocers, 45 Water Street.
Blackledge, H. & Co., Contractors, Builders
and Lumber Dealers, 7th Street.
Bliss, John & George H., Jewelers,
126 Main Street.
Breed's Theatre, 16 Main Street, Charles McNulty,
Briggs, Lucius, Insurance, Real Estate, Investments,
Bromley, C. B. & Son, Light and Heavy Teaming,
Shetucket St. & Steam Boat Docks.
Brown & Perkins, Attorneys-at-Law,
22 Shetucket Street.
Bulletin Co., The, Publishers & Printers, 66-74
Burns, Thos. F., Plumbing and Heating, 92 Franklin
Carroll, Geo. W., Stocks, Bonds, Investment Securities & Real
Estate, 40 Shetucket Street.
Carroll, L. W. & Son, Wool, Cotton, Dye
Stuffs, Paints & Oils, Manufacturers' Supplies, 17-21 Water Street.
Caruthers, Wm., Post Master.
Case, James L., Real Estate,
Investments, Insurance, 40 Shetucket Street.
Central House, The,
Joseph Bedard, 61-65 West Main Street.
Chapman, L. L. Co., The,
Harness & Carriage Repository, 14-29 Bath Street.
Co., The, Lumber & Coal, 44-76 West Main Street.
Chelsea Savings Bank
of Norwich, The, Franklin Square, Main, corner, Cliff Streets.
Combies Sign Works, J. P. Combies, Proprietor, 13 Bath Street.
Comeau, George A., Dentist, 321 Main Street.
Crowell, Fred C., Doors,
Sash & Blinds, Paints & Painters' Supplies, 87 Water Street.
& Woodsworth, Architects, 148 Main Street.
Dime Savings Bank of
Norwich, The, 40 Main Street.
Donohue, Francis D., Real Estate &
Insurance, 43 Broadway.
Eaton Chase Co, The, Hardware, Iron, Steel
and Electrical Supplies, 129 Main Street and 146-8 Water Street.
Eldredge, T. H., Hardware, Blacksmiths', Carpenters' and Machinists'
Supplies, Garden Seeds, 85 Water Street.
Fairclough, Chas. S.,
Grocer, 235-237 West Thames Street.
Fenton Building Co., The, 287
Main Street, McGrory Building.
First National Bank, The, 24 Shetucket
Gager, Chas. A., Jr., Funeral Director & Embalmer, 70
Gallup, L. A. Co., The, Wholesale Grocers, 31 Water
George, J. A., Cigar Manufacturer, Wholesale & Retail, 72
Grand View Sanitarium, John J. Donohue, Jr., M. D.,
Resident Physician, 138 Washington Street.
Hall Bros., Manufacturers
Woolen Goods, 29 & 31 Commerce Street.
Harris, Joseph D., Commercial
Printing, 321 Main Street
Hill, Wm. F., Real Estate & Insurance, 218
Holbrook, Chas. S., Town Clerk.
Holloway, J. P.,
Groceries, Flour, Hay, Grain, etc., 315-319 Main Street.
The, Albert Boardman, Proprietor, Hardware & House Furnishing Goods, 74
Houghton, Don A., Photographer, Shannon Building.
Hourigan, M., House Furnisher, Funeral Director, 62-66 Main Street.
Lathrop, A. D., Dealer in Coal, Light & Heavy Teaming, Corner, Market &
Lathrop, J. L. & Sons, Insurance & Real Estate, 28
Learned, B. P. & Co., General Insurance Agency, 28
Lee & Osgood Co., The, Wholesale & Retail
Druggists, 129-133 Main Street, 150 - 154 Water Street.
Albert W., First selectman.
Macpherson, James C., Hatter, Furrier &
Haberdasher, 291 Main Street.
Main, Oscar H., Deputy Jailor, New
McGrory Building, Jas. McGrory, owner, 287-91 Main
Merchants' National Bank, The, 71 Main Street.
Joseph P., Plumber, Steam & Gas Fitter, 185 Franklin Street.
John A. & Son, Lumber & Coal, 5 Central Wharf.
Murphy Hardware Co.,
Plumbing & Gas Fitting, Hardware, Stoves, Etc., 16 Thames Street.
Murphy, John, Residence, 87 Thames Street.
Murphy, M. V., Funeral
Director & Embalmer, 353 Main Street.
New London County Mutual Fire
Insurance Co., 59-61 Broadway.
Norwich Business College, W. E.
Canfield, Principal, 99-105 Main Street.
Norwich Commercial School,
L. M. Crandall, Proprietor, Franklin Square, over Morley's Hat Store.
Norwich Electric Co., The. General Electrical Contractors, 100 Franklin
Norwich Evening Record, 101 Broadway.
Society, The, Main Street, corner of Broadway.
Norwich Water Power
Co., The, 40 Shetucket Street.
Norwich Weekly Courier, The, 66-74
O'Connell, James & Co., Imported & Domestic Wines
and Liquors, 20 Bath Street.
Otis and Son, A. T., High Grade
Groceries, 72 Franklin Street.
Palmer and Rogers, Real Estate & Fire
Insurance, 161 Main Street.
Pitcher, George E., Civil Engineer &
Surveyor, 63 Broadway.
Plaut-Cadden Co., The, Piano Dealers, Musical
Merchandise, Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry, etc., 144-146 Main Street.
Porteous & Mitchell Co, The, Dry Goods, 75-95 Main Street and 98-116
Pratt, George H., Importer & Dealer, Foreign & Domestic
Liquors, 71-75 Water Street.
Rallion, The, Grocer, 45 Broadway,
Royce, Frank J., Fire Insurance, 35 Shetucket
Shannon, J. B., Corner, Market & Commerce Streets.
Burke, House Furnishings, Undertaking & Embalming, 37-41 Main Street.
Smith, R. F., Grocer, 276 Main Street.
Stanton, Howard L., Chief,
Stetson & Young, Builders, 53 W. Main Street.
Stevens, W. R., Photographer, 197 Main Street.
St. Mary's Roman
Catholic Church, Rev. H. J. Fitzmaurice, 192 N. Main Street.
Patrick's Church, Corporation, Rev. Hugh Treanor, 213 Broadway.
Storms, C. S., Residence, 575 Main Street.
Sullivan, W. A.,
Superintendent, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Shannon Building.
Swan, A. C. Co., The, Cadillac Agency, Garage, Tires, Supplies, Livery,
Tarrant, N. & Co., Real Estate & Insurance Agency,
117 Main Street.
Thames Loan & Trust Co., 34 Shetucket Street.
Torrance, Archibald, Contractor & Builder, Prospect & 9th Streets.
Troland, John, Plumber, 23 West Main Street.
Uncas National Bank, 42
Waters, Milo R., Printer, 103 Broadway.
House, The, Parker-Davenport Co., Proprietors, Main, corner of Broadway.
Williams, C. M., General Contractor & Builder, 218 Main Street.
Worth, J. C. & Co., Wholesale Commission Merchants, 50-56 Market Street.
Young, Wm. B., Jr., Insurance & Real Estate, Shannon Building.
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