Beautifully colored historic map of Thomaston, CT, published by O. H. Bailey in 1879. The area along the Naugatuck River was referred to as "Plymouth Hollow" when Seth Thomas ventured there, moving his clock-making enterprise from nearby Wolcott, to manufacture metal-movement clocks. Seth Thomas manufactured long-case, table-top and mantle clocks, as well as large projects like the terminal clock at Grand Central Station in New York City. Thomas was an early pioneer of mass production and his products were shipped worldwide. He helped route the Naugatuck railroad through "Plymouth Hollow" linking it with nearby Waterbury. When the town was incorporated in 1875, it was named Thomaston, in Seth Thomas' honor.
The map features clearly labeled street names with lively scenes of railroad, carriage and pedestrian traffic. Complete reference list below.
Features numbered references to the following locations:
1. Depot, Express & Telegraph Offices
2. Thomaston Hotel, J. Mullin, Owner & Prop'r
3. Methodist Episcopal Church
4. Congregational Church
5. Episcopal Church
6. St. Thomas R. C. Church
7. Public School Buildings
8. Bradstreet's Block
9. Morse's Block
10. Foster's Block
11. Wood's Block, Thomaston Savings Bank, Wood's Block, Miles Morse, Pres., G. A. Stoughton, Treas.
12. Shops of the Seth Thomas Clock Co. Established in 1813, Aaron Thomas, Pres., Seth Thomas, Sec'y
13. Office of the Seth Thomas Clock Co.
14. Office & Works of the Plume & Atwood Manufacturing Co. Sheet Brass
15. F. A. Canfield, Manufacturer of Paper Boxes
16. C. Tracy, Carpenter & Builder
17. Wm. Beckley, Carpenter & Builder
18. G. C. Hosford, Carriage Maker & Blacksmith
19. Burr & Stoughton, General Stock, Dry Goods,
Webster & Baker, Dry Goods, Oil Cloths, etc., Morse's Block,
Potter & Welton, Groceries, Provisions, etc., Foster's Block
20. H. H. Hotchkiss, Groceries, Flour, Feed, etc.
21. Hugh Lawton, Groceries, Flour, Feed, etc.
22. Chas. H. Bacon, Oysters, Fruit, etc.
23. Horton Pease, Drugs, School Books, Notions, etc., Geo. L.
24. Tucker, Drugs, etc., Morse's Block,
C. W. Scudder, Watches & Jewelry, Morse's Block,
Platt & Spaulding, Hardware, Stoves, Lamps, etc., Bradstreet's Block,
Mrs. M. E. Allen, Fancy Goods, Notions, etc., Bradstreet's B.,
S. W. Chipman, Dentist, Bradstreet's B.,
J. C. Barthe, Cigars & Tobacco, Bradstreet's B.,
Henry F. Burns, Barber & Hair Dresser, Bradstreet's B.
24. Geo. W. Beach, Boots & Shoes, J. G. Jackle, Boots & Shoes, Wood's Block
25. C. E. Foster, Restaurant
26. J. B. Beakeslee, Livery & Feed Stable
27. T. E. Sanford, Livery & Feed Stable
28. T. E. Sanford, Millinery, etc.
29. G. B. Reed, Meat Market
30. G. F. Farnham, Meat Market
31. A. A. Bradley, Stoves, etc., Chas. W. Laubin, Merchant Tailor, in No. 19
32. J. A. McDonald, Photographer
33. Edson Thomas, Coal, Mason's Supplies, Insurance, etc., A. P. Bradstreet, Attorney at Law, Bradstreet's Block
34. Residence & Office of W. Woodruff, M. D.
35. Residence & Office of B. W. Pease, M. D.
36. Residence & Office of R. S. Goodwin, M. D.
37. Residence & Office of A. G. Heaney, M. D.