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Block Diagram, Business Diagram, City of Hartford
about 1896
Printer:Printed by Case, Lockwood and Brainard Company , American
Lithograph; black and yellow printer's inks on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 28 1/4 x 16 1/4in. (71.8 x 41.3cm) Sheet (height x width): 38 3/8 x 24in. (97.5 x 61cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: Many small shops line the streets of Hartford's business district in this 1890s map. The Bee-Hive, at the corner of Main and State Streets, is the largest department; both Fox's and Brown Thompson's, which would dominate the retail trade in the early twentieth century, are still in their infancy, occupying tiny stores farther down the block. The Hartford Cab Company on State Street advertised hacks, coupes, victorias, and light livery to let; Miss M. E. Cooley invited visitors to examine specimens of art needlework at her art embroidery parlor and store on Pratt Street. The format, with eye-catching advertisements surrounding a central map, continues to be used in the twenty-first century, primarily for tourist maps.
Description: Street map of downtown Hartford, Connecticut, from Union Depot to the north, Church and Morgan Streets to the east, the Connecticut River to the south, and the Park River to the west. The map shows lots containing street numbers and the names of businesses and/or business owners. Several advertisements appear on the map itself: Hotel Capitol, The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, and J.G. Rathbun & Company. Around the map on all sides are advertisements for the businesses, some consisting only of the name and address and a brief description, and some with a pictorial depiction of some aspect of the business.
Cartographic Note: No scale The map contains no dates, or publisher but, note that one business, 'Capitol City Carriage and Harness Repository' opened in 1985. Therefore the map was made then or soon after.
Inscription: Recto, top, printed in black ink: "BLOCK DIAGRAM, BUSINESS CENTER, CITY OF HARTFORD." Bottom right, printed in black ink: "HARRY R. WILLIAMS, DRAUGHTSMAN." Bottom right, printed in black ink: "THE CASE, LOCKWOOD & BRAINARD CO. PRINT." Note: Businesses with (*) next to them have an advertisement around the map. MAIN STREET 144 McKernan, Sperry’s, 152 Nusbaum & Co., 156 M.J. Kelly, 158 Laundry, 160 E. Lawler, 162 Jones & Co., Woolley and Son, 166 P.H. Smith, 172 H.F. Laundry, 160 E. Lawler, 162 Jones & Co., Woolley & Son, 166 P.H. Smith, 172 H.F. Laundry, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 184 Forbes, 188 H.R. Office, 196 Rich, Anteneum, 214-218Charter Oak Life Ins. Co., 222 Schuyr’s E.M. Co., Aetna Life Ins. Co., Residence, Church, Residence, 242 Henry Goodman Sporting Goods*, 254 Times Building, 256 Forbes & Buckland China, Crockery & Co., 260 Gas Light Co., 274 H.R. Williams, 274 E.G. Robertson & Co. 6-8% Kansas Farm Mortgage Bonds*, Hartford Trust Co., Stores, 336 Goodwins, 342 Gerwick, 344 Way & Co., 348 Hayden & Co., 354 Samuels & Co., 360 Ballerstein, 364 Hart M & Co., 376 Mandelbaum., Bee Hive Buckeley & Co.*, 384 Strong’s, 390 Clark’s, 400 Brown T. and Co., 408 Fox’s, New Buildings, Post & Co., Brainard’s, 438 D.S. Brooks & Son Stoves and Tin Wire, First Baptist Church, 458 Fairman H., 460 Kempner’s, 466 Judson’s, 474 N.Y.T. Co., 151 J.A. Brookman Painter & Co., 153 Krotoshiner, 157 Griswald, 159 Lyons & Co., 167 D. M. Larkin, 173 Blumenthal, 177 Burke Bros., 179 Duffy & M., 189 Bull L & Co., 195 Heublein’s, 197 LeRoy Bros., 205 Linus T. Fenn Mtr. Of and Dealer in Furniture*, 207 U.P.T Co., 209 Robbins Bros., 215 City Hotel*, 217 Wood’d & Co., 219 Douthwaite, Center Church, 235 Eckhart, 241 Berse, 243 The Hartford Coal Co.*, 249 Olds & W., 251 W.H. Kelsey & Co. Merch’T Tailors, 259 Sisson & Co., 263 New York Furniture Co.*, 269 Habenstein’s, 273 J.P. Haynes’ Grocery House, 275 Stuart Photographist*, 281 G.W. Moore & Co. Mortgage Loans, Conn. R. Bank, Connecticut Mutual Life Ins., 293 M.B’K., 295 S. B’K, 299 S. B’K, 305 P.B’K, 311 U.S.B., 313 Schall, 319 Mayer’s, 325 Rapelye, 335 C.H. Case Watches Diamonds and Jewelry*, 337 Kenyon’s, COURT, Frances’s, 347 Case * Daniels Fine Boots and Shoes*, Soby’s, Bliss, 369 Talcott & Co., 371 W. Angevine Liliputian Outfits*, 373 Schroeder’s, 379 Aishberg’s, 381 Law’s Rest’nt, 383 Russell, 389 Walker, 395 Opera House, 397 Barrows & Co., 403 Pratt and Sage Ladies Furnishings*, Christ Church, 223 Williams, 427 A. & P.T. Co., 433 Kenyan’s, 439 Case & Co., COURT, 443 Dow Bros., 447 St. John’s Hotel, 449 Weeks, 451 Willes, 461 The Graham China Hall Jr*, 471 Rodgers and Clough, 473 Schoenfield, 475 Buckley, 477 Calnen & Co. MARKET STREET Revere House, 30 Allyn & Blanchard Co. Importers and Wholesale Dealers in Teas, Coffees, Spices, Tobaccos and Cigars, 66-72 The WM. Rogers MFG. Co. Manufactures of Electro Silver Plated Ware, 76 C.F. Nicholas Paper Bow Manufacturers, 80 Andrew & Peck. TRUMBELL STREET Dwelling. 39 Campbell & Co., 40 Ashmead’s, The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co. Printers and Binders, Hartford Fire Insurance Co.* JEWELL STREET Jewell Belting Co. Manufacturers of Leather Belting, Dwellings. ASYLUM STREET 26 & 28 Conant Rubber Co.*, 30 A.F. Springer MFG Jeweler*, 34 &38 W.F. Whittelsey & Co Taylors*, 42 Wood, 50 Nicoll, 52 Z.P. King, 76 P.D. Ryan, 86 Hollander’s, 92 & 98 H. Maercklein Upholsterer*, 98 Clough & Co., 100 The Cadden Clothing Co.*, 110 Warner & Co, 124 C.O. Bank, ALLYN HOUSE, Farris, Allyn Hall, 5 Dix & Co., 15 H. Kohn, 21 Barker’s, 23 Emmons, 27 W. & Co., 61 Flint and Co., 65 S.W & Co., 69 C. Kreuzer, 71 Tracy Lovell & Co.*, 73 J. Clark, 77 B. & Gr’ss, 83 C & Co., 87 Cone, Horsfall & R., 97 Stone, H.S. & P. Co., 107 & 105 The Hartford Furniture Co.*, 109 Parker’s, Geeley, 139 K. & Co., 141 P. & Co., 149 G. & Co., 155 B & Co., 159 T. Oakes, 163 G & Co., 169 G & M., 175 Aetna R., H. & Sperry, Residence, 182-188 Fuller & Son, New Bldg., 210 J. H. Otis, 214 Teske’s, 216 Senise & Co., 220 Pomeroy, 222 Schneider, 224 McClunie, 226 Schneider, 230 H.L. & An. Ins. Co., 232 Barlow, 236 Williams, 240 Brewer & Co., 242 Spear, 250 Capitol C. Co., 254 W.E. Rogers, 256 Andrus & Naedle, Pelton & Co., 223 Dr. L G Chapman Dentist*, 227 B.B. Co., 231 Woods & Co., 237 Robinson, 247 H. W. W’ks., 253 N.A. Bosworth Steam Heating Gas Fitting ect.*, 257 Rochschilds, 259 Beemans, 261 Adams, 265 J. M. Ney, 269 F. Stokes, 287 Crawford, 291 Leitch, 272 Popular Market, 278 Fisk & Co., 280 Ahern’s, 288 Duley’s, 294 Tolles & Co., 296 Int. Ex. Co., 300 Storrs & Co., 304 B. & Sons, 310 Allen’s, 314 Lathrop, 326 C.H. Harris, J.P. Allen, 334 Smith & B Co., 338 Palmer & Co., 342 Newton & Robertson, 352 Maslen & Co., 258 Koch Bros., 366 Jacobs & Son, 368 Hills & Smith, 370 N.B. Pratt & Co. Largest Piano Dealers in the City*, Park Cong. Church, 424 Am. Pub. Co, 430 Heublein’s, 436 Kingsley & Miller, 444 B.P.M., 448 Howard & Co., 452 & 454 E.J. Hoadley Wholesale Confectioner*, 295 Caswell, M.E. Church, Market Stores, 351 Bates Laundry, 357 Reich, 371 Stalker, 375 Hicks Bros. CORNER OF ASYLUM and FORD STREET J.G. Rathbun & Co. Apothecaries Choice Cigars & Specialty nearest Drug Store to the Capitol* PEARL STREET 25 The Fidelity Co., 27 D.S.M. Co., 37 R. Weller, 39 S.Sav. Bank, 49 Ripley Bros. Carpets Curtains Wallpaper*, Conover, 65 Loan Guar’ntee, 69 McLagan, 77 Simmons, Cong’l Church, 64 Phoenix Ins. Co. of Hartford agent Jos. C. Hart, Gridley House, Hall of Record, Deming House, 93 Clark & Son, 111 Brewster, 119 Smith, 125 Preston & Kenyon Signists*, 162 H. Cowlishaw Razor Mfr and Cutler*, 174 W.L. & H.E Pitkin Mfrs of Silverware*, 175 The Kellogg & Bulkeley Co., 185 Darrow, Colored M.E. Church, Engine House, Plimpton Mfg. Co., H.L.P. Co., Dwellings, 306-314 Seidler & May Wholesale and Retail Dealers in the Mf’rs of Fine Furniture*, 316 Knox, Dwellings PRATT STREET 7 Pratt Street Hair Store*, COURT, 11 S. Bank, DeLamater, 17 & 19 Embroidery, 21 Northrop, 23Stillman, Residences, Williams, 12 Cooke & W., 14 Hodge’s, 16 Charter Oak Steam Laundry*, 18 Miss N. L. Homan Designing and Stamping*, 22 K.A. Cornish Millinery*, Unity Church, Residences, Seminary WELLES LEWIS STREET 40 Heublein Bro. Importers Wine Liquor CHURCH STREET Residences, Pepion & Co., Residences ALLYN STREET 291-303 Capitol City Carriage And Harness Repository proprietor G.W. Pomroy., Judd & Root, Dwight Skinner and Co., Country Court House UNION PLACE Donahue Bros., Hunt and Holbrook HIGH STREET H.S. Plate Co., Residence, Park Centr’l Hotel* ANN STREET Small Stores, 42 Slate & Roberts, Root and Childs, 30 Fowler & K., Goldschmidt & Co., C.W. Hills, Engine House CENTRAL ROW 5 Hub’d & F., 9 Merrill’s, 15 S.C. & Co., 17 Fox & Co., 20 Hussey, 22 Burnham, 23 Brower Ho., 6 Frazier, 8 Davenport, 11 Carney, CITY HALL, POST OFFICE STATE STREET 107 Born, 110 Mannz, 112 Fischer, 119 Goodsell & Co., 127 & 129 Smith N. & Co., 133 Donahue’s, 137 Kibbe & Co., 149 Haskell, 155 Peck and Co., 159 Arnold, 161 John Sloane Wholesale Dealer in Butter Cheese and Eggs*, 167 Breton, 179 Chamberlin, 189 Fishel & Levy, 199 Meloney, 203 Winslow & Co., Farmers’ BK., Burt and Co., 120 Sween’s., 122 Getz, 128 Lyons, 134 W.&B., 140 W. & Co., 142 B.& F., 146 W. & Co., 152 P. Bros., 168 O.& W., 174 L. & Co., 184 O’Cal’n, 194 Knock, 202 H. & Sons, Stoughton & Co., 205 & 207 P.Garvan Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Paper & Paper Stock*, 206 & 208 Williams & Carleton, 209 Beach & Co., 217 Zweygartt, 225 Vacant, 227 E.S. Clark, 212 Dix & Co., 229 Westphal, 231 Cohn & Co., 235 S.F. Mfg Co., 239 Redfield & Co., Wallace & Sons, 245 Hubbard, 251 Hatch & North, 214 Hay & Co., 216 Betts, 224 J.G. Lane, 228 C.B.Butler, 230 H.A. Stillman & Co. Lime Cement Fertilizers ect., The V. Mower, 238 Fuller’s, 242 The Mapes Co., Creeden’s, Palmers & Co., Hebard & Co., Washburn, 263 Rochschild’s, C.V.R.R., H & N.Y. Transportation Co. and Steamboat Landing. COMMERCE STREET Hartford Cement Tile Co., Schuyler Electric Mfg. Co., Hartford E. Co., 108 The Hartford Coal Company COMMERCE STREET and FERRY STREET 75 – 79 Manufactory Lovell, Tracy & Co. Oils, 104 Ensworth MECHANIC STREET Fred C. Rockwell Manufacturing of Packing Boxes, Beach and Son. PROSPECT STREET and GROVE STREET The Travelers Insurance Company of Hartford
Object Number: 2012.312.165
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