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A reconstruction of old Windham Street, Connecticut, 1686-1916
about 1916
Draftsman:Drawn by Theodore Alfred Bingham , 1858 - 1934
Lithography; black printer's ink on paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 19 3/4 x 32in. (50.2 x 81.3cm) Sheet (height x width): 21 5/8 x 34in. (54.9 x 86.4cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: The Bingham family had deep roots in Windham, Connecticut. Benjamin, Elijah, Gideon, Jonathan, Joseph, Samuel, and Thomas Bingham all appear as property owners on this map showing early settlers of the town. Theodore A. Bingham was born in Andover, Connecticut in 1858. He attended West Point, began his military career in the army corps of engineers, and went on to become a brigadier general. After leaving the army, he served briefly as Commissioner of Police in New York City. In 1920, he gave a large collection of maps to the Connecticut State Library. He evidently drew this map about that date.
Description: Map of Old Windham Street in Windham, Connecticut, oriented east-west on the sheet with north pointing toward the left side and the Shetucket River to the west. Running parallel to the river is an unnamed railroad line. Numbered land lots are shown, with information derived from a variety of sources about the owner's name, dates (death dates, dates of purchase or occupancy, etc.), and a letter/number combination that refers to the book and page number where the information was found. The dimensions and number of acres is also provided. There is a legend in the bottom right corner.
Cartographic Note: Scale: 1 inch equals 30 rods Support Note: The support appears to be a heavy, heavily textured paper with fibers.
Inscription: Recto, bottom, printed in black ink: "A reconstruction of / OLD WINDHAM STREET, Conn. / 1686-1916 / from original sources / by / Theodore A. Bingham, M.A. (Yale) / Brig. Gen'l., U.S. Army (retired) / (Corps of Engineers)" Names of property owners along Old Windham Street include: Jonathan Huntington, John Mason, Anne Mason, John Denison, John Read, Owenaco Sacham, Richard Abbe, Hugh Calkins, Jonathan Crane, Daniel Mason, John Cates, Joshua Wollis, Robert Halard, Daniel Wetherill, Joshua Ripley, Thomas Tracy, James Fitch Jr., W. Backus, Simon Huntington, Joseph Huntington, William Hyde, John Birchard, James Birchard, Phillip Paine, Thomas Lettingwell, Samuel Mason, John Fitch, John Broughton, Rev. S. Whiting, Jonah Palmer, Robert Simonds, Amos Dodge, Israel Fullsom, Joseph Wolden, Richard Hendy, Jonathan Ginings, Richard Christopher, Thomas Adoale, Richard Bushnell, Rev. James Fitch, Jeremiah Ripley, Thomas Bingham, Johnathan Bingham, Samuel Bingham, Elijah Bingham, Edmund Badgar, Stephen Bingham, John Larrabee, Joshua Elderkin, Nathanial Hibard, Ebenezer Wales, Jedediah Elderkin, Nathanial Wales, Josiah Conant, Caleb Conant, B. Hendy, Gideon Bingham
Object Number: 2012.312.132
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