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Meriden in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Hubbard Park

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, July 21, 2010
1. Hubbard Park Marker
Inscription.  Hubbard Park was a gift to the City of Meriden from industrialist and philanthropist Walter Hubbard in 1901. Consulting with landscape architect John Olmstead, son of Frederick law Olmstead, designer of New York's Central Park, Mr. Hubbard relied heavily on Olmstead's penchant for the rustic style which is the hallmark design of this premier open space. Mr. Hubbard's vision created a legacy still enjoyed today with Hubbard Park being a preferred location for social, recreational and cultural events throughout the year. Covering an area more than 1800 acres, Hubbard Park is on the National Register of Historic Places.

This park is given upon condition that the said described land shall be used in perpetuity by the people as a public park for their pleasure and recreation. - Walter Hubbard, 1901
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 41° 32.925′ N, 72° 50.031′ W. Marker is in Meriden, Connecticut, in New Haven County
Hubbard Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 21, 2010
2. Hubbard Park Marker
. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Main Street and Notch Road, on the right when traveling west. Located in Hubbard Park, next to the lake, about 100 yards from West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Meriden CT 06451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Castle Craig (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ancient Burial Ground (approx. 1.7 miles away); Meriden’s Traffic Tower (approx. 1.8 miles away); Red Bridge (approx. 1.8 miles away); Meriden Soldiers Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 2.1 miles away); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Cristoforo Colombo (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meriden.
 
Also see . . .  Hubbard Park on Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 793 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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