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William H. Mortensen Riverfront Plaza

July 15, 1903 - October 6, 1990

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
1. William H. Mortensen Marker
Inscription.  This plaza is dedicated in honor of William "Bill" Mortensen – whose life is an inspiration to a new generation of Hartford residents. Born in Hartford, Bill Mortensen graduated from Hartford High School, and became one of the city's leading citizens.

He served as Managing Director of the Bushnell Memorial for 40 years. He was director of several corporations, including Heublein, Inc. and the National Fire Insurance Co. He was Hartford's mayor from 1943 to 1945 and held numerous other positions including State Senator, Chairman of the State Development Commission, a Commissioner of the Metropolitan District Commission and president of the Hartford Public Library.

We are pleased to honor his many contributions to Hartford as we welcome you to the William H. Mortensen Riverfront Plaza.
 
Location. 41° 45.907′ N, 72° 40.087′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Columbus Boulevard and State Street, on the right when traveling north. Located on the Founders Bridge Promenade.
William H. Mortensen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
2. William H. Mortensen Marker
Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hartford CT 06103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named William H. Mortensen Riverfront Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); The Founders Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Recapture of the Connecticut River (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Meets Stowe (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union (about 700 feet away); Bell of the U.S.S. Hartford (approx. 0.2 miles away); William H. Putnam (approx. mile away); Jonathan Trumbull (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 400 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 14, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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