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Frederick T. Stanley

 
 
Frederick T. Stanley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2011
1. Frederick T. Stanley Marker
Inscription.
Frederick T. Stanley 1802 – 1883
Frederick Trenck Stanley was an early civic leader and a successful industrialist. The development of Walnut Hill Park arose from one of Stanley's visionary projects, the development of a water works. Stanley organized the Walnut Hill Park Company and, in 1857, contacted Frederick Law Olmstead, the leading landscape architect of the day, to persuade him to design the park.
In addition to founding the Stanley Works in 1843, Stanley had been the driving force in bringing the railroad to New Britain. The first locomotive Walter named the F.T. Stanley in his honor. He also served as New Britain's first warden when the borough became independent from Berlin in 1850. Stanley was elected as New Britain's first mayor in 1871 when New Britain was incorporated as a city.
 
Location. 41° 39.978′ N, 72° 47.208′ 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" 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
Frederick T. Stanley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2011
2. Frederick T. Stanley Marker
The marker is at the right.
are within walking distance of this marker. Henry E. Russell (here, next to this marker); Frederick H. North (here, next to this marker); George M. Landers (here, next to this marker); Cornelius B. Erwin (here, next to this marker); William A. Churchill (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 . . .  Frederick Trent Stanley 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 833 times since then and 9 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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