Historic Map - Branford, CT - 1905

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Bird's eye view of Branford, Connecticut.

Busy maritime activity is depicted along the Branford River in this reproduction of Hughes & Bailey's "Bird's-Eye View" of Branford, CT, originally published in 1905. Included among the several buildings illustrated in the margins is the James Blackstone Memorial Library, built in 1896 and designed by S. S. Beman of Chicago, who used this model to build Chicago's first branch library, The Blackstone Branch Library of Chicago in 1905. Both libraries were built with the bequest of the Blackstone family of Chicago. Charming illustrations of the following buildings are included around the margins of the map:

  • Residence of A. E. Hammer
  • Residence and office of Dr. C. W. Gaylord
  • Trinity Episcopal Church
  • Branford High School
  • Blackstone Memorial Library
  • First Congregational Church
  • St. Mary's Catholic Church
  • Residence and Office of Dr. A. J. Tenney
  • Residence of F. Jourdan
  • Hoadley & Hutchinson's Block
  • Prann & Stannard's Stores, Hosley Block
  • F. Jourdan & Son Lumber and Coal Wharf and Yards
  • Malleable Iron Fittings Company's Manufactories
  • S. V. Osborn, Coal and Lumber, Grain Elevator, etc.
  • Chas. H. Wilford's Building
  • Gustave A. R. Hamre's Store
  • M. P. Rice's Stables
  • Braun's Bakery, C. F. Mory
  • F. S. Prann, Residence and Bakery
  • T. J. McCarthy's Hillside Ave. Cafe

Complete reference list below.

Features numbered references to the following locations:

  • 1. Blackstone Memorial Library
  • 2. Town Hall
  • 3. Post Office
  • 4. Branford Station, N. Y., N. H. & H. R. R.
  • 5. Public Schools
  • 6. First Congregational Church
  • 7. Trinity Episcopal Church
  • 8. Baptist Church
  • 9. Catholic Church
  • 10. Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • 11. Fire Department Buildings
  • 12. Bradley, Richard. Contractor and Builder, Montowese St.
  • 13. Bohn, Mrs. H. Oak Hall Bottling Works, Main and Chestnut Sts.
  • 15. Braun's Bakery. C. F. Mory, Proprietor
  • 16. Clancy, S. S. Stationer and Newsdealer
  • 17. Clancy, W. S. Undertaker, Main, near Monroe St.
  • 18. Doolittle, Edwin. Contractor
  • 18A. Enquist, A. R. Steam and Hot Water Plumbing, Roofing and Jobbing. Rogers Ave.
  • 19. Gaylord, C. W., M. D. 16 S. Main St.
  • 20. Hamre, Gustave A. R. Painter and Decorator, Painters' and Artists' Supplies
  • 21. Higley, W. C. Mason Builder, Jobbing a Specialty. Main St.
  • 22. Hoadley & Hutchinson. Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes, Crockery, Hardware, Painters' Supplies, Drugs and Medicines
  • 23. Hosley, B. F. Contractor and Builder; Sea-shore Work a Specialty. 65 Montowese St.
  • 24. Jourdan, F. & Son. Coal, Wood and Lumber
  • 25. Kane, Jas. T. Groceries, Provisions, Flour, etc.
  • 26. Lindsley, H. Guy, Post Master
  • 27. Maddern, R. H. Manufacturer and Dealer in Granite and Marble Monuments, Montowese St.
  • 28. Malleable Iron Fittings Co. Mfrs. Air-Furnace Refined Malleable Iron, Steel Castings, Galvanizing, Tinning, Japanning
  • 29. McCarthy, T. J. Hillside Cafe; Wines, Liquors and Cigars
  • 30. Osborn, S. V. Coal, Wood and Domestic Lumber, Grain, Hay Fertilizers, etc.
  • 31. Prann, F. S. Baker, Rogers Ave.
  • 32. Prann & Stannard. Groceries, Crockery, Hardware, Paints, Fruits, Confectionery, etc.
  • 33. Porter, Dr. C. H. Dentist, Main St.
  • 34. Rice, M. P. Contractor; Livery and Feed Stables. Grading, Excavating, etc.
  • 35. Rowland, L. Real Estate and Building
  • 36. Sliney, J. T. Building Stone, Sand, Etc. Hack and Livery Stables; Excavating and Carting
  • 37. Tenney, A. J., M. D. Corner Main and Laurel Streets
  • 38. Toole, T. J. Cafe; Pool and Billiard Rooms; Bottling Works
  • 39. Totoket Hotel. Jas. O''Connor, Proprietor
  • 40. Wilford, Chas. H. General Market; Meats and Provisions.
  • 41. Williams, T. D. Real Estate Agency

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