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Map of Newington, Connecticut
Draftsman:Drawn by P. N. Agogliati , American, born 1921
Maker:Under the supervision of Edward C. Fresen , American, 1907 - 1970
After a work by:After a work by Arthur W. Bacon , American, 1881 - 1970
Lithography; printer's ink on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 13 1/8 x 21in. (33.3 x 53.3cm) Sheet (height x width): 15 x 22in. (38.1 x 55.9cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: Two different maps of Newington, Connecticut are printed on the two sides of this single sheet. On one side is a straightforward street map of the town, which was originally created in 1942 and subsequently updated; on the other side is a zoning map, which was originally created in 1930, and likewise updated to reflect subsequent changes. While the street map is a strictly local product, based on Metropolitan District maps and drawn by a local engineer, the zoning map was compiled by a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania engineering firm. It is interesting to speculate why a Pittsburgh firm might have been hired to create a map of Newington in 1930 instead of a more local entity.
Description: Map of Newington, Connecticut, with New Britain and Farmington to the north, West Hartford and Hartford to the east, Wethersfield and Rocky Hill to the south, and Berlin to the west. Streams, streets, schools, hospitals, parks, town property, and the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad are shown. A street index is at the right. On verso, zone map of same area shows the following Use Districts: A Residence Districts, B Residence Districts, Business Districts, Industrial Districts. Roman numerals I-IV indicate Area Districts.
Cartographic Note: One inch equals 500 feet
Inscription: On recto, lower left, printed in black ink, "MAP OF / NEWINGTON / CONNECTICUT / SCALE 1" = 500' JAN 1942 / DRAWN UNDER SUPERVISION OF / E.C. FRESEN / BY / P.M. AGOLIATI"; lower center, printed in black ink, "THIS MAP IS BASED ON TRIANGULATION AND TRAVERSE OF THE / METROPOLITAN DISTRICT SURVEY AND TRAVERSE OF FERA PROJECT / 93-F2-21. ORIGIN OF PLANE COORDINATES IS STATION 'WHITE SPIRE.' On verso, lower left, printed in black iink, "NEWINGTON, CONN. / ZONE MAP / MORRIS KNOWLES, INC. / ENGINEERS / PITTSBURGH, PA AUGUST 26, 1930"; lower right, printed in black ink, "NOTE - BASE MAP TAKEN FROM MAP PREPARED BY ARTHUR W. BACON, / CIVIL ENGINEER, NEW BRITAIN, CONN." "D-8470"; lower right, in pencil, "2007.85.0"
Object Number: 2007.85.0
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