This old map of Danbury, Connecticut was published by Beck & Pauli lithographers in 1884. The map was drawn by Lucien R. Burleigh, an artist and cartographer who spent much of his life traveling across America creating detailed bird’s eye view maps of small towns and their landmarks.
The map highlights prominent residences and buildings in Danbury at the time including Danbury National Bank, Soldiers Monument, New England Hotel, Savings Bank of Danbury, Housatonic Railroad Depot, and a variety of hat manufacturing companies.
One of the hat factories highlighted on the map is the E.A. Mallery & Sons Hat Manufactory. In our series of historical pictures of Connecticut we highlighted a baseball team composed of employees from Mallery & Sons factory who called themselves “The Middle River Cowboys”. You can see a picture of the 1888 squad here.
This vintage map of Danbury has been restored by the team at KNOWOL. Reproductions are available here.
This old map of Danbury will make an attractive addition to your office, library, or den, and can even be used to teach children the geography and history of the area. When you’re done exploring, click here to get your copy.