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

Henry E. Russell

 
 
Henry E. Russell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2011
1. Henry E. Russell Marker
Inscription.  
Henry E. Russell 1816 – 1893
A member of the Walnut Hill Park Company, Henry Russell was one of New Britain's leading industrialists of the nineteenth century. He is primarily remembered for his partnership in the Russell and Erwin Manufacturing Company, which produced builders' hardware. The original company was established in 1839 when Russell and Erwin became the sole partners, they established consistent procedures and policies, which enabled the company to become a giant of the industrial revolution. The company contributed to the World War I effort by producing military supplies. During World War II the company produced torpedoes, depth-charge equipment and mines.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1816.
 
Location. 41° 39.978′ 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. Located in Walnut Hill Park, on the wall
Henry E. Russell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2011
2. Henry E. Russell Marker
The marker is second from the right.
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of the rotunda with the "Original Design of Walnut Hill Park" marker at its center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Britain CT 06052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frederick T. Stanley (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Britain.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 792 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 17, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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