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Then & Now - Derby and Ansonia - Book

Then & Now - Derby and Ansonia - Book

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The cities of Derby and Ansonia, in the heart of Connecticut's Lower Naugatuck Valley, share history, geography, heritage, and borders. With European settlement dating to 1642, the cities witnessed the nation's birth, the rise and decline of the maritime trades and heavy industry, devastating floods, and subsequent redevelopment. Photographs have captured much of this history. The images on these pages will allow the reader to wander the streets, neighborhoods, and downtowns of bygone Derby and Ansonia and to see how they have changed today. Many of the modern photographs were taken at or near the same spot where the historic photographs were taken.
  • Page Count: 96

About The Author

Formed in 1946 to serve the Lower Naugatuck Valley, the Derby Historical Society has been collecting historic photographs for nearly six decades. Some of its best historic photographs, many of which have never been published before, have been combined with photographs from other sources in Derby and Ansonia to produce a unique visual record.