Ridgefield in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Keeler Tavern and the “Big Shop”
—The Museum in the Streets —
“Big Shop,” now located off Bailey Avenue on Big Shop Lane (see Panel #2) was originally a carriage manufactory at the corner of Main Street and West Lane. Tradesmen of the day – blacksmiths, trimmers, upholsters, harnessmakers, painters and woodworkers and the like, all built carriages and wagons that were sold throughout the country. Jones Hall took up the second floor. It was a meeting place where
Location. 41° 16.386′ N, 73° 29.83′ W. Marker is in Ridgefield, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ridgefield CT 06877, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Keeler Tavern (a few steps from this marker); Ridgefield's Colonial Plans (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ridgefield Veterans Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Town Common and Hauley House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rev. Thomas Hawley House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Benedict Arnold's Betrayal and Lieutenant Joshua King (approx. ¼ mile away); Ensign James Benedict House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ye Burying Yard (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ridgefield.
More about this marker. Two old-time photos appear on the marker. They depict the Keeler Tavern Museum and the fountain designed by Cass Gilbert.
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Also see . . . The Keeler Tavern Museum. (Submitted on October 17, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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