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Zone Map, Darien, Connecticut
1952
Surveyor:Surveyed by Walter A. Bates , American, 1892 - 1980
Lithography; black printer's ink on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 27 x 19 1/8in. (68.6 x 48.6cm) Sheet (height x width): 38 x 25in. (96.5 x 63.5cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Arizona Historical Society
Gallery Copy: Zoning regulations developed in the twentieth century as a way of controlling land use by restricting the types of activities and the density of development that would would be permitted in particular parts of a given city of town. This 1952 zoning map suggests that Darien, a small, wealthy commuter suburb located on Connecticut's Gold Coast, was concerned about unrestricted growth in the boom years that followed World War II.
Description: Map of Darien, Connecticut, with New Canaan to the north, Norwalk to the east, the Long Island Sound to the south, and Stamford to the west. The map shows five different zones: A-A-A residence zone, A-A residence zone, A residence zone, B residence zone, and business zone. The zones are denoted with lines running in different directions. Streets are labeled. The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad runs through the town. On the back are the zoning regulations for Darien for 1952.
Cartographic Note: Scale: 1 1/8 inches equals 1/4 mile
Inscription: Recto, bottom right, printed in black ink: "ZONE MAP / DARIEN / CONNECTICUT" Bottom right, printed in black ink: "REVISED TO Jan. 3, 1952 / AND OFFICIALLY ADOPTED / [illegible signature] / CHAIRMAN TOWN PLAN & ZONING COMMISSION" Bottom right, printed in black ink: "COMPILED 1940 BY CHAS. P. RUMPF, C.E. DARIEN, CONN. / REVISED TO JUNE 2, 1950 BY WALTER A. BATES, LIS. PROF. ENGR. / REVISED TO JAN. 1952 BY HSE" Verso, top left corner, handwritten in pencil: "Frederick P. Clark / 19 Hill St. / Rye, N.Y. Rye 7-2945" Top, printed in black ink: "Zoning Regulations for the Town of Darien, Connecticut / Town Plan and Zoning Commission / 1952"
Object Number: 2003.339.0
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