This old map of New Canaan, Connecticut was published in 1878 by Oakley Hoops Bailey, one of the most prolific map publishers of the 19th century. O.H. Bailey spent a majority of his life traveling the country creating beautiful hand drawn maps of American towns.

The map shows a bird’s eye view of New Canaan, CT as it looked toward the end of the 19th century. Landmarks on the map include┬áNew Canaan Institute, Benedict Shoe Manufacturers, Johnson & Brother Blacksmiths, Birdsall House, Crissey & Ritch Meat Market and more.

Click here to see New Canaan, Connecticut in 1878.

Reproductions of the restored map are available here.

This old map of New Canaan has been lovingly restored by the team at KNOWOL. Reproductions of the restored map are available on museum quality, archival paper to ensure that this piece of Connecticut history can be passed on to the next generation. Click here to get a copy of the map.