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Town of East Hartford, Connecticut
Lithography; black, green and blue printer's inks on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 15 1/4 x 17in. (38.7 x 43.2cm) Sheet (height x width): 15 3/4 x 17 1/2in. (40 x 44.5cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: In this 1977 map, East Hartford appears dominated by a massive highway interchange, a tangle of exit and entrance ramps connecting Connecticut Route 2, Interstate 84, and the Founders and Bulkeley Bridges. Urban renewal in the early 1970s had led to the creation of Founders Plaza, a three-building business office complex overlooking the Connecticut River, creating over ten thousand new jobs, but adding significantly to the traffic problems. During the 1980s and 1990s these problems would be addressed in construction projects that led to improvements to the bridges and the overall traffic flow and increased public access to the river. The Metropolitan District produced its maps in different sizes. This is an example of one of the MDC's smaller maps.
Description: Map of East Hartford, Connecticut, from the town line of South Windsor to the north, Manchester to the east, Glastonbury to the south, and the Connecticut River to the west. The local roads are depicted and labeled, and schools, parks, cemeteries, golf courses, and "open spaces" are colored green, with water depicted in blue, including the Hockanum River, Keeney Cove, Porter Brook and several small unnamed bodies of water. To the left of the map are a street index; a list of schools, libraries and other educational facilities; a list of government office; a list of recreational, cultural and historical places; and a miscellaneous list containing the locations of cemeteries, bridges and other open spaces.
Cartographic Note: Scale: 1:24,000
Inscription: Recto, top left, printed in black ink: "TOWN OF / EAST HARTFORD / CONNECTICUT / 1977" Top left, printed in blue ink: the seal of East Hartford Bottom right, printed in black ink: "PREPARED BY / THE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT / P.O. BOX 800 / HARTFORD CONNECTICUT 06101" Verso, bottom right corner, handwritten in pencil: "# 088229"
Object Number: 1988.210.0
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