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Bridgeport citizens riding a trolley in the summer of 1895.

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Frederick Marquand House

720 Pequot Road

The Marquand house was built in 1832 by Frederick Marquand. A founder of the Southport Savings Bank in 1854, Marquand gave generously to various philanthropic endeavors, including the Theological…

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On May 30th, 1890 the fifth church building that stood on the Fairfield Congregational Church grounds burned to the ground. The fire was presumed to be started by an arsonist in a small chapel inside of the church.

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Osborne House

670 Kings Highway West

The Osborne house was built by Howes Osborn in 1775. In 1890 the home was remodeled. The home was the site of the founding of the Sasquanaug Association in March of 1887 or 1888. The association was aimed at…

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Benjamin Betts sold dry goods, groceries, and general merchandise from this store at the corner of the Post Road and Unquowa Place, seen here in 1894. The business was founded around 1844 by his father, Moses Betts.

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Eva Follett became the second wife of Ira DeVer Warner, co-founder of Warner Brothers Corset Company in Bridgeport, when she was in her twenties and he was in his fifties.
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