Hartford in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
They brought with them a wide range of religious and ethnic backgrounds, and they added their trades and crafts to the city's commerce. They labored within Hartford's shipping port, offloading boats from distant cities and foreign lands. Working the freight yards, railroads and warehouses, these immigrants played an integral role in making Hartford a shining example among America's thriving metropolises. Their contribution exemplified this nation's melting pot reputation. From tenement buildings that served as dwellings and ethnic shops, the people of Front Street proudly bore their new status as Americans, while still holding dear their cultures and customs.
Also known as Hartford's lower east side, Front Street and its side streets served as an introduction to a city that was proclaimed a jewel in this nation's crown of outstanding cities. Possibly more than any other street, Front Street has undergone numerous changes in appearance and function since the late 1800s when it served as a shipping port
As with the original Front Street Bridge, which stood on this spot in 1941, two ornamental medallions depicting the Charter Oak and the Old State House hang from this new bridge. Today, this bridge serves as an entrance to Hartford's newest crown jewel: Adriaen's Landing.
To those who lived and worked here, this avenue once marked the start of new dreams, hope for a better life, and gratitude for a free land.
To that end, it is widely apparent that their efforts were not in vain.
Location. 41° 45.686′ N, 72° 40.23′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Columbus Boulevard and Arch Street, on the right when traveling south on Columbus Boulevard. Click for map. Located on the Maj. Thomas Y. Seymour Memorial Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Hartford CT 06103, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maj. Thomas Y. Seymour (here, next to this marker); Hartford Municipal Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Adventurers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mark Twain (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Casimir Pulaski (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charter Oak Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Homesite of Col. Jeremiah Wadsworth (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Safe Arrival (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Hartford.
More about this marker. The Maj. Thomas Y. Seymour Memorial Bridge carries Columbus Boulevard (formerly called Front Street) over the Conlin-Whitehead Highway
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