Birds Eye View of Cheshire Connecticut 1882 original hand colored lithograph pub. by O. H. Bailey & Co.

Actual Size: 20 x 23.25
Medium: Hand Colored Lithograph


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View of Cheshire, Connecticut, 1882. Original lithograph was drawn and published by O. H. Bailey & Co. , a prominent 19th century map maker. The map shows a bird’s eye view of the town as it used to be, including street names and old landmarks.  Beautifully colored historic map of Cheshire, CT in 1882. In 1840, a local woman known as “Jinny” discovered unusual stones in her yard. The stones turned out to be deposits of barium sulphate, or barytes, a mineral used in the manufacturing of paint, glass and rubber products. Barium sulphate was mined in Cheshire for the next 40 years, bringing a wave of immigration to the town from miners of the Cornwall, England mining district. Oakley Hoopes Baily ( 1843 – 1947 ) was a prominent map artist and publisher who drew 374 maps in his life time. This historic print has some damage on mid and lower right side as can be seen in the photos otherwise in good condition with fine hand coloring.
       Six inset images  below the town include: Residence of Rev. Sanford J. Horton D. D.,Episcopal Academy of Connecticut, Horton Hall, Episcopal Academy of Connecticut, Bowden Hall, Episcopal Academy of Connecticut,  Bronson Hall, Wallace House, Cheshire Manufacturing Co., Cheshire Brass Company.
Features references to the following locations:
  1. Cheshire Post Office, E. R. Brown, Post Master
  2. West Cheshire Post Office
  3. N. H. & N. R. R. Station
  4. Town Hall
    Episcopal Academy of Connecticut, founded 1794,
    Rev. Sanford J. Horton D. D. Principal
  5. Horton Hall
  6. Bowden Hall
  7. Bronson Hall
  8. Principal’s Residence
  9. Gymnasium
  10. Parade and Play Grounds
  11. Public Schools
  12. Episcopal Church
  13. Congregational Church
  14. Methodist Church
  15. Catholic Church
  16. Wallace House
  17. Paynes Hotel
  18. Cheshire Manufacturing Co.
  19. Peck, Stowe & Wilcox Co.
  20. Button Manufactory
  21. The Academy Store, G. A. Steele, Proprietor
  22. M. N. Chamberlin, M. D.
  23. M. C. Doolittle, Merchant Tailor
  24. E. R. Brown, General Merchandise
  25. General Store