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Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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Waterbury was once the center of America's brass industry.


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  • 1674 - Settlers from Farmington purchase land at Mattatuck from the Tunxis Indians; this area later becomes Waterbury and Naugatuck.

    www.bethany-ct.com/ historicalSociety/ bhs-facts.htm

  • 1728 – Waterbury, at its own request, is transferred from Hartford County to New Haven County.

    www.bethany-ct.com/ historicalSociety/ bhs-facts.htm

  • 1802 - Brass industry begun at Waterbury by Abel Porter and associates.

    Timeline of Connecticut History

  • 1819 - Waterbury
    Waterbury is a post township, situated in the northwest part of the county, 20 miles distant from New-Haven; bounded north by Watertown and Plymouth, ...Read MORE...


  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Water Wheel to the First Brass Mill in America. Built 1845. Waterbury, Connecticut
    museumofcthistory.org
    Postcard
  • 1854 - Waterbury
    Waterbury, a beautiful and flourishing city of New Haven county, Connecticut, on the Naugatuck railroad, and on the route of the Hartford,...Read MORE...


  • News 1865 - EXTENSIVE FIRE. The Spirit of Fire After Connecticut Buttons - Heavy Loss.
    NEW-HAVEN, Friday, Aug. 18.
    The large button factory of MALTBY, MORTON & Co., in Waterbury, Conn., was totally destroyed by fire this morning at 3...Read MORE...


  • News 1889 - A BAD FREIGHT WRECK.
    WATERBURY, Ct., July 2. - In confusion, piled up end over end, nearly all of 11 loaded freight cars blocked the Naugatuck track today at the turn...Read MORE...


  • 1894 - April 10 - Waterbury, CT received 14 inches of snow

    The Weather Channel

  • 1895 - Waterbury
    Waterbury, wä'ter-ber-e, a beautiful city of New Haven co., Conn., is pleasantly situated in a valley, on the Naugatuck River, 33 miles S.W. of...Read MORE...


  • News 1896 - FLED FOR THEIR LIVES. Disastrous Fire in a Waterbury Factory To-day.
    Waterbury, Jan. 9. - There was a $20,000 to $30,000 fire to-day at the brass goods factory of Holmes, Booth & Hayden. The fiee started at 11:45 in a...Read MORE...


  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    The Clinton Safety Pin
    The Oakville Company
    Waterbury, Conn.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    May 1898
    Advertisement
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    The Chase Rolling Mill Teams, Waterbury, Conn.
    museumofcthistory.org
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Corner North and West Main Streets, Waterbury, Conn.
    Postcard
  • News 1904 - WATERBURY HOTEL AMONG BUILDINGS IN THE FIRE
    Waterbury, Conn., Jan. 18. - A row of wooden buildings on Bank Street at Exchange Palce[sic], was partly gutted by fire today. The roof of the...Read MORE...


  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    West Main Street, 1906
    Postcard
  • News 1907 - Buck Dies to Save Doe - Desperately Charges a Locomotive Threatening Mate and Fawn.
    Waterbury, Conn. - In a desperate effort to save his doe and fawn, a handsome buck deer charged full tilt the other day against an onrushing...Read MORE...


  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    The Reid & Hughes Dry Goods Co., 1907 ad
    Advertisement
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    American Pin Co., Waterbury, Conn.
    museumofcthistory.org
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    The American Pin Co., Waterville, Conn.
    museumofcthistory.org
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Birds Eye View from High Rock, 1908
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    The Green
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Second Congregational Church
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Welton Fountain
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    The Plum Atwood Co., Waterbury, Conn.
    museumofcthistory.org
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Ruins Waterbury Brass Co., 1909
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    St. Margaret's School, 1909
    Postcard
  • News 1910 - "BUGS" RAYMOND IN WRECK.
    Ball Player Bruised in Crash on the New Haven.

    WATERBURY, Conn., Sept. 1. - A passenger train running from Bridgeport to Winsted on the New Haven...Read MORE...


  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Bridge at Hamilton Park
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Waterbury Manufacturing Co.
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Music Hall Bank
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Naugatuck River
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    The Railroad Station
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    West Main Street, looking East
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Willow St. looking North
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    The Benedict & Burnham Mfg. Co., Waterbury, Conn.
    museumofcthistory.org
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    On the Rare Road to Meriden, Waterbury, Conn.
    museumofcthistory.org
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Scoville Mfg. Co., Waterbury, Conn.
    museumofcthistory.org
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    New England Watch Co., Waterbury, Conn.
    museumofcthistory.org
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Birdseye View of Waterville, Conn.
    museumofcthistory.org
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Old Mill, Waterville, Conn.
    museumofcthistory.org
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Welch Hosiery and Cutlery Co. Factories, Waterville, Conn.
    museumofcthistory.org
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Willow Street, Waterbury, Conn.
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Poli's Theatre, 1911
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    The Elton
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Notre Dame Convent, 1912
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Waterbury, Conn.
    The Factory District, view from Brooklyn Bridge
    museumofcthistory.org
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Crosby High School, 1913
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Post Office
    Postcard
  • News 1916 - ONE KILLED, 5 HURT IN WATERBURY FIRE
    The Connecticut Hotel Destroyed by Blaze - Sixty Guests In Peril

    WATERBURY, Conn Jan. 4.- One man was killed, five others were injured and the...Read MORE...


  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Waterbury Clock Co., 1916
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Exchange Place, 1918
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Waterbury Hospital
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    The American Metal Hose Company, Waterbury, Conn., 1921
    museumofcthistory.org
    Advertisement
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Round Avenue, Overlooking Wigwam Reservoir
    Postcard
  • 1926 - July 22 - 105°F (41°C), Waterbury, Connecticut (state record)

    historyorb.com

  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Connecticut's Finest Bakery
    Home of Reymond's Butter Krust Twist Bread
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    City Hall
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Berbecker & Rowland Manufacturing Co., Waterville, Conn.
    museumofcthistory.org
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Chase Metal Work, Waterville, Conn.
    museumofcthistory.org
    Postcard
  • 1953 - September 4 - WATR TV channel 20 in Waterbury, CT (NBC) begins

    historyorb.com

  • News 1955 - Hurricane Diane
    ...Flood waters apparently hit hardest at Stroudsburg, Pa., with at least 20 counted dead, and Waterbury, Conn., where at least 15 persons were...Read MORE...


  • 1955 - Construction of Holy Land began in Waterbury.
    Holy Land was a theme park based on passages from the Bible.



Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Waterbury, Connecticut, USA


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Water Wheel to the First Brass Mill in America. Built 1845. Waterbury, Connecticut
museumofcthistory.org

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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The Clinton Safety Pin
The Oakville Company
Waterbury, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
May 1898

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Corner North and West Main Streets, Waterbury, Conn.

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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The Chase Rolling Mill Teams, Waterbury, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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West Main Street, 1906

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

Advertisement
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The Reid & Hughes Dry Goods Co., 1907 ad

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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American Pin Co., Waterbury, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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The American Pin Co., Waterville, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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Birds Eye View from High Rock, 1908

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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The Green

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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Second Congregational Church

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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Welton Fountain

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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The Plum Atwood Co., Waterbury, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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Ruins Waterbury Brass Co., 1909

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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St. Margaret's School, 1909

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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Willow Street, Waterbury, Conn.

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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Bridge at Hamilton Park

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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Waterbury Manufacturing Co.

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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Music Hall Bank

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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Naugatuck River

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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The Railroad Station

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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West Main Street, looking East

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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Willow St. looking North

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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The Benedict & Burnham Mfg. Co., Waterbury, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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On the Rare Road to Meriden, Waterbury, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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Scoville Mfg. Co., Waterbury, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
New England Watch Co., Waterbury, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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Birdseye View of Waterville, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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Old Mill, Waterville, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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Welch Hosiery and Cutlery Co. Factories, Waterville, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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Poli's Theatre, 1911

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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The Elton

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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Notre Dame Convent, 1912

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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Waterbury, Conn.
The Factory District, view from Brooklyn Bridge
museumofcthistory.org

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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Crosby High School, 1913

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Post Office

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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Waterbury Clock Co., 1916

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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Exchange Place, 1918

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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Waterbury Hospital

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

Advertisement
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The American Metal Hose Company, Waterbury, Conn., 1921
museumofcthistory.org

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Round Avenue, Overlooking Wigwam Reservoir

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Connecticut's Finest Bakery
Home of Reymond's Butter Krust Twist Bread

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
City Hall

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Berbecker & Rowland Manufacturing Co., Waterville, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Chase Metal Work, Waterville, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

History, News and Stories of Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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  • 1674 - Settlers from Farmington purchase land at Mattatuck from the Tunxis Indians; this area later becomes Waterbury and Naugatuck.

    www.bethany-ct.com/ historicalSociety/ bhs-facts.htm
  • History of Waterbury, Connecticut


    History of Waterbury, Connecticut (www.youtube.com)
  • 1728 – Waterbury, at its own request, is transferred from Hartford County to New Haven County.

    www.bethany-ct.com/ historicalSociety/ bhs-facts.htm
  • 1802 - Brass industry begun at Waterbury by Abel Porter and associates.

    Timeline of Connecticut History
  • 1819 - Waterbury
    Waterbury is a post township, situated in the northwest part of the county, 20 miles distant from New-Haven; bounded north by Watertown and Plymouth, ... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Waterbury
    Waterbury, a beautiful and flourishing city of New Haven county, Connecticut, on the Naugatuck railroad, and on the route of the Hartford,... Read MORE...

  • News  1865 - EXTENSIVE FIRE. The Spirit of Fire After Connecticut Buttons - Heavy Loss.
    NEW-HAVEN, Friday, Aug. 18.
    The large button factory of MALTBY, MORTON & Co., in Waterbury, Conn., was totally destroyed by fire this morning at 3... Read MORE...

  • News  1889 - A BAD FREIGHT WRECK.
    WATERBURY, Ct., July 2. - In confusion, piled up end over end, nearly all of 11 loaded freight cars blocked the Naugatuck track today at the turn... Read MORE...

  • 1894 - April 10 - Waterbury, CT received 14 inches of snow

    The Weather Channel
  • 1895 - Waterbury
    Waterbury, wä'ter-ber-e, a beautiful city of New Haven co., Conn., is pleasantly situated in a valley, on the Naugatuck River, 33 miles S.W. of... Read MORE...

  • News  1896 - FLED FOR THEIR LIVES. Disastrous Fire in a Waterbury Factory To-day.
    Waterbury, Jan. 9. - There was a $20,000 to $30,000 fire to-day at the brass goods factory of Holmes, Booth & Hayden. The fiee started at 11:45 in a... Read MORE...

  • News  1904 - WATERBURY HOTEL AMONG BUILDINGS IN THE FIRE
    Waterbury, Conn., Jan. 18. - A row of wooden buildings on Bank Street at Exchange Palce[sic], was partly gutted by fire today. The roof of the... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - Buck Dies to Save Doe - Desperately Charges a Locomotive Threatening Mate and Fawn.
    Waterbury, Conn. - In a desperate effort to save his doe and fawn, a handsome buck deer charged full tilt the other day against an onrushing... Read MORE...

  • News  1910 - "BUGS" RAYMOND IN WRECK.
    Ball Player Bruised in Crash on the New Haven.

    WATERBURY, Conn., Sept. 1. - A passenger train running from Bridgeport to Winsted on the New Haven... Read MORE...

  • News  1916 - ONE KILLED, 5 HURT IN WATERBURY FIRE
    The Connecticut Hotel Destroyed by Blaze - Sixty Guests In Peril

    WATERBURY, Conn Jan. 4.- One man was killed, five others were injured and the... Read MORE...

  • 1926 - July 22 - 105°F (41°C), Waterbury, Connecticut (state record)

    historyorb.com
  • 1953 - September 4 - WATR TV channel 20 in Waterbury, CT (NBC) begins

    historyorb.com
  • 1955 - Construction of Holy Land began in Waterbury.
    Holy Land was a theme park based on passages from the Bible.
  • News  1955 - Hurricane Diane
    ...Flood waters apparently hit hardest at Stroudsburg, Pa., with at least 20 counted dead, and Waterbury, Conn., where at least 15 persons were... Read MORE...

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