Historic Map - South Manchester, CT - 1880

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View of South Manchester, Conn. 1880.

Reproduction bird's-eye view map of the community known as South Manchester, Connecticut, published by O. H. Bailey & Co. in 1880. South Manchester was a farming community until industry in the 1800's brought several mills and factories to the area, powered by the many fast-running rivers and brooks. In 1838 the Cheney family founded their famous silk factory there. Many paper mills emerged as well, like the Rogers Co., Case Bros. at Highland Park, Adams Paper Mill in Buckland, Lydall & Foulds at Parker Village and Oakland Paper Co. near South Windsor. New stores in town at the time included J. W. Hale Co. and C. E. House & Son, Inc, which later merged to become House and Hale. Manchester is nicknamed "Silk City".

This map has been edited to repair significant damage. The map features clearly labeled street names with lively scenes of railroad, pedestrian and carriage traffic. Included are inset illustrations of Cheney Hall and W. H. Cheney's Store. 

Complete reference list below.

Features lettered references to the following locations:

A. Cheney Bros. Silk Factories
B. Cheney Bros. Silk Factories
C. Cheney Bros. Silk Factories
D. W. H. Cheney's Stores
E. Town Hall
F. Cheney Hall
G. Public School
H. West School
 I. Methodist Church
J. Congregational Church
K. Catholic Church
L. Railroad Station
M. Residence of W. H. Cheney
N. Residence of K. D. Cheney
O. Residence of F, W. Cheney
P. Residence of Mrs. Arthur Cheney
Q. Residence of Ralph Cheney
R. Residence of R. O. Cheney
S. Residence of C. S. Cheney
T. Residence of Frank Cheney
U. Residence of Rush Cheney
V. Cheney Bros Gas Works
W. Charter Oak Mfg. Co.

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