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New Britain in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

George M. Landers

 
 
George M. Landers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2011
1. George M. Landers Marker
Inscription.
George M. Landers 1813 – 1895
George Landers, another member of the Walnut Hill Park Company, was a giant among nineteenth century industrialists. Born in Lenox, Massachusetts, he came to New Britain at the age of sixteen and learned the carpentry trade. In 1842 he built a shop on East Main Street and started to manufacture hardware. The company was later renamed Landers, Frary and Clark.
Landers served the city in many ways. He was a director of the New Britain Gas Company and New Britain National Bank. An original member of the sewer commission, he also served on the school board and was instrumental in the construction of the Civil War Soldiers Monument. Also active in politics, Landers served three terms each in the State House of Representatives and State Senate. He was twice appointed State Bank Commissioner and was elected to the forty-fourth and forty-fifth Congress in 1874 and 1876.
 
Location. 41° 39.979′ N, 72° 47.207′ W. Marker is in New Britain, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Main Street and Cedar Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Located in Walnut Hill Park, on the wall of the rotunda with the "Original Design of Walnut Hill Park"
George M. Landers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2011
2. George M. Landers Marker
The marker is fourth from the right.
marker at its center. Marker is in this post office area: New Britain CT 06052, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frederick H. North (here, next to this marker); Cornelius B. Erwin (here, next to this marker); Henry E. Russell (here, next to this marker); William A. Churchill (here, next to this marker); Frederick T. Stanley (here, next to this marker); Seth E. Case (here, next to this marker); Frederick Law Olmstead (here, next to this marker); Original Design of Walnut Hill Park (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in New Britain.
 
Also see . . .  George M. Landers on Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 17, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 466 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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