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  • "About 1661, Jonathan Gilbert, pioneer, came down from northward and acquired, by virtue of purchase from the Indians, a large tract - practically the whole of the upper part of Meriden - which he called Meriden Farm."

    A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill

  • 1806 - (Meriden, CT) - Formerly known as North Farms, the area was incorporated as a town from parts of Wallingford in 1806.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ meriden/

  • 1819 - Meriden
    Meriden is a small post town, situated in the northern section of the county, 17 miles from Hartford, and about the same from New-Haven; bounded on...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Meriden
    Meriden, a beautifully situated post-village of New Haven co., Conn., on the New Haven Hartford and Springfield railroad, 18 miles N. by E. from New...Read MORE...


  • 1867 - Meriden, CT became a city

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ meriden/

  • News 1870 - Fire
    In Meriden, Ct., on the 15th, at a fire in Wilcox & Co.'s mill, EDGAR C. FENEYAK was killed and two other firemen injured.
    The New Hampshire Patriot
    Concord, New Hampshire
    April 20, 1870

  • News 1888 - Fire
    The barns of the horse railroad company at Meriden, Conn., were burned Tuesday night. Fourteen cars were consumed and eighty horses perished in the...Read MORE...


  • News 1889 - Breaking of a Dam
    Seventy-Five Acres of Water, Ten Feet Deep, Above Meriden, Conn., Released.
    MERIDEN, Conn., Aug. 6. - Garlick's dam, holding back seventy-five acres ...Read MORE...


  • News 1890 - A Train Goes Over a High Bank
    MERIDEN, Conn., Nov. 21. - Train No. 2 on the Meriden, Waterbury and Connecticut railroad met with a serious accident at the Southington road...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Meriden
    Meriden, mér’i-den, a city of New Haven co., Conn., 18 miles by rail S.W. of Hartford, and 18 miles by rail N.E. of New Haven, and connected by rail...Read MORE...


  • News 1897 - Thrown From His Wagon and Killed
    Meriden, Conn., June 3. - Laughlin Stretch, employed by W. C. Twiss, lumber dealer, was killed in a runaway accident. Stretch was driving down a hill ...Read MORE...


  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    "1847 Rogers Bros."
    The Meriden Britannia Co., Meriden, Conn.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    March 1898
    Advertisement
  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    Colony Street, Meriden, Conn.
    Postcard
  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    City Hospital, Meriden, Conn.
    Postcard
  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    Hanover Park, Meriden, Conn. 1901
    "The most popular resort for Sunday Schools in New England."
    Postcard
  • News 1903 - Silver Workers Make Demands
    Meriden, Conn., Sept. 30. - A demand for a nine hour day with ten hours' pay has been presented at all the factories of the International Silver...Read MORE...


  • News 1904 - BAD FIRE IN CONNECTICUT. TOWN HALL OF MERIDEN DESTROYED AND SIX FIREMEN HURT.
    Meriden, Conn., Feb. 15. - For eight hours Sunday firemen fought a fire which finally caused the complete destruction of the town hall and injuries...Read MORE...


  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    Castle Craig Tower, 1905
    Postcard
  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    City of Meriden, Conn., From Pleasant Street
    Postcard
  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    Goodwill Avenue
    Postcard
  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    View from West Main Street
    Postcard
  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    International Silver Co.
    museumofcthistory.org
    Postcard
  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    Broad St. looking North from Myrthe St., Meriden, Conn.
    museumofcthistory.org
    Postcard
  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    The J. D. Bergen Co.
    Highest Quality American Cut Glass
    Meriden, Conn.
    museumofcthistory.org
    Postcard
  • News 1906 - Train Wreck
    MERIDEN, Conn., Nov. 29.- Two light coupled engines, north-bound from New Haven on the main line of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad,...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Meriden, a city of New Haven co., Conn., in Meriden township (town), on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 18 miles S. by W. of Hartford. The...Read MORE...


  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    Curtis Homes, 1906
    Postcard
  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    Industrial School for Boys
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  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    The International Silver Company's Shops, Meriden, Conn.
    museumofcthistory.org
    Postcard
  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    Colony Street (1907)
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  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    Meriden Fire Arms Co. N. Coloney Str., Meriden, Conn.
    museumofcthistory.org
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  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    Library Square
    Postcard
  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    Baptist Church, 1910
    Postcard
  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    Falls, Hanover Park
    Postcard
  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    Home Club, Colony St.
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  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    St. Stanislaus R. C. Polish Church
    Postcard
  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    View of Town Hall on Liberty St.
    Postcard
  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    Elm St. from Silver St., Meriden, Conn. (1910)
    Postcard
  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    First Congregational Church
    Postcard
  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    Veteran Volunteer Hose Co., 1911
    Postcard
  • News 1912 - Acid in Holy Water Fatal
    Woman Found in Confessional Box at Meriden (Conn.) With Fatal Draught Near.

    Meriden, Conn., July 22. - The body of Miss Cora Dessureau, 30 years...Read MORE...


  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    Curtis Memorial Library
    Postcard
  • News 1913 - SCARE ON NEW HAVEN ENGINE JUMPS TRACK - Cars Enveloped in Steam, but Passengers Escape Injury - Driving Rods Broke.
    Special to The New York Times.

    MERIDEN, Conn., July 18. - The eastbound express train on the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, which left...Read MORE...


  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    New High School, 1914
    Postcard
  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    C. F. Monroe Co. Factory and Waterbury Depot, Meriden, Conn.
    museumofcthistory.org
    Postcard
  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    The International Silver Co., Factory E, and General Office, Meriden, Conn.
    museumofcthistory.org
    Postcard
  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    State Armory
    Postcard
  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    Bird's Eye View of Meriden, Conn.
    Postcard
  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    Derecktor's Block No. 2., Formerly Meriden House
    Postcard
  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    West Main St. looking East, National Gas & Electric Light Co.
    Postcard
  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    Hall and Lewis Block, Cor. Coloney and Main St.
    Postcard
  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    Ev. Lutheran Immanuel Church Parish House
    Postcard
  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    N.Y. N.H. & H. Station
    Postcard
  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    South Avenue from Winthrop Terrace, Christian Science Church
    Postcard
  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    Bird's Eye View of Meriden, Conn.
    museumofcthistory.org
    Postcard
  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    City Hall
    Postcard
  • Meriden, Connecticut, USA
    Works of the Meriden Britannia Co.
    museumofcthistory.org
    Postcard


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Meriden, Connecticut, USA

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"1847 Rogers Bros."
The Meriden Britannia Co., Meriden, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
March 1898

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Colony Street, Meriden, Conn.

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City Hospital, Meriden, Conn.

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Hanover Park, Meriden, Conn. 1901
"The most popular resort for Sunday Schools in New England."

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Castle Craig Tower, 1905

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City of Meriden, Conn., From Pleasant Street

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Goodwill Avenue

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View from West Main Street

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International Silver Co.
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Meriden, Connecticut, USA

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Broad St. looking North from Myrthe St., Meriden, Conn.
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Meriden, Connecticut, USA

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The J. D. Bergen Co.
Highest Quality American Cut Glass
Meriden, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

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Curtis Homes, 1906

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

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Industrial School for Boys

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

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Colony Street (1907)

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

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The International Silver Company's Shops, Meriden, Conn.
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Meriden, Connecticut, USA

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Meriden Fire Arms Co. N. Coloney Str., Meriden, Conn.
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Meriden, Connecticut, USA

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Elm St. from Silver St., Meriden, Conn. (1910)

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

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First Congregational Church

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Library Square

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Baptist Church, 1910

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

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Falls, Hanover Park

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

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Home Club, Colony St.

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

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St. Stanislaus R. C. Polish Church

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

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View of Town Hall on Liberty St.

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

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Veteran Volunteer Hose Co., 1911

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Curtis Memorial Library

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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New High School, 1914

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

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C. F. Monroe Co. Factory and Waterbury Depot, Meriden, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

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The International Silver Co., Factory E, and General Office, Meriden, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

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State Armory

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

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Bird's Eye View of Meriden, Conn.

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

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Derecktor's Block No. 2., Formerly Meriden House

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

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West Main St. looking East, National Gas & Electric Light Co.

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

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Hall and Lewis Block, Cor. Coloney and Main St.

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Ev. Lutheran Immanuel Church Parish House

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

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N.Y. N.H. & H. Station

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

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South Avenue from Winthrop Terrace, Christian Science Church

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Bird's Eye View of Meriden, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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City Hall

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Works of the Meriden Britannia Co.
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History, News and Stories of Meriden, Connecticut, USA

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  • "About 1661, Jonathan Gilbert, pioneer, came down from northward and acquired, by virtue of purchase from the Indians, a large tract - practically the whole of the upper part of Meriden - which he called Meriden Farm."

    A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill
  • 1806 - (Meriden, CT) - Formerly known as North Farms, the area was incorporated as a town from parts of Wallingford in 1806.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ meriden/
  • 1819 - Meriden
    Meriden is a small post town, situated in the northern section of the county, 17 miles from Hartford, and about the same from New-Haven; bounded on... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Meriden
    Meriden, a beautifully situated post-village of New Haven co., Conn., on the New Haven Hartford and Springfield railroad, 18 miles N. by E. from New... Read MORE...

  • 1867 - Meriden, CT became a city

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ meriden/
  • News  1870 - Fire
    In Meriden, Ct., on the 15th, at a fire in Wilcox & Co.'s mill, EDGAR C. FENEYAK was killed and two other firemen injured. The New Hampshire Patriot
    Concord, New Hampshire
    April 20, 1870
  • News  1888 - Fire
    The barns of the horse railroad company at Meriden, Conn., were burned Tuesday night. Fourteen cars were consumed and eighty horses perished in the... Read MORE...

  • News  1889 - Breaking of a Dam
    Seventy-Five Acres of Water, Ten Feet Deep, Above Meriden, Conn., Released.
    MERIDEN, Conn., Aug. 6. - Garlick's dam, holding back seventy-five acres ... Read MORE...

  • News  1890 - A Train Goes Over a High Bank
    MERIDEN, Conn., Nov. 21. - Train No. 2 on the Meriden, Waterbury and Connecticut railroad met with a serious accident at the Southington road... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Meriden
    Meriden, mér’i-den, a city of New Haven co., Conn., 18 miles by rail S.W. of Hartford, and 18 miles by rail N.E. of New Haven, and connected by rail... Read MORE...

  • News  1897 - Thrown From His Wagon and Killed
    Meriden, Conn., June 3. - Laughlin Stretch, employed by W. C. Twiss, lumber dealer, was killed in a runaway accident. Stretch was driving down a hill ... Read MORE...

  • News  1903 - Silver Workers Make Demands
    Meriden, Conn., Sept. 30. - A demand for a nine hour day with ten hours' pay has been presented at all the factories of the International Silver... Read MORE...

  • News  1904 - BAD FIRE IN CONNECTICUT. TOWN HALL OF MERIDEN DESTROYED AND SIX FIREMEN HURT.
    Meriden, Conn., Feb. 15. - For eight hours Sunday firemen fought a fire which finally caused the complete destruction of the town hall and injuries... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Meriden, a city of New Haven co., Conn., in Meriden township (town), on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 18 miles S. by W. of Hartford. The... Read MORE...

  • News  1906 - Train Wreck
    MERIDEN, Conn., Nov. 29.- Two light coupled engines, north-bound from New Haven on the main line of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad,... Read MORE...

  • News  1912 - Acid in Holy Water Fatal
    Woman Found in Confessional Box at Meriden (Conn.) With Fatal Draught Near.

    Meriden, Conn., July 22. - The body of Miss Cora Dessureau, 30 years... Read MORE...

  • News  1913 - SCARE ON NEW HAVEN ENGINE JUMPS TRACK - Cars Enveloped in Steam, but Passengers Escape Injury - Driving Rods Broke.
    Special to The New York Times.

    MERIDEN, Conn., July 18. - The eastbound express train on the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, which left... Read MORE...

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