A Map of Hartford, Before the Interstate Highways

It was probably sometime in the 1940s or early-to-mid-1950s that the Tidewater Associated Oil Co. offered this map of the city. For my rationale on the dating, along with a full-size version of the map, go here.

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History getting unstuck on Pearl Street

It’s nice to see progress in the plans to rehabilitate the long-vacant office buildings at the corner of Pearl and Trumbull streets. The Hartford Business Journal reports that a New York-based partnership has secured $12.6 million in financing to convert the 12-story building at 101 Pearl Street in 157 market-rate apartments. The partnership also intends […]

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