Ivoryton in Middlesex County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
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By the late 1800's, Ivoryton evolved into a classic company town. Immigrants were brought into the village to work in the factory. Many lived in the company owned boarding house (Ivoryton Inn), and shopped at the company store (Ivoryton Store). Later, company houses were built and rented to the employees. In 1908, Comstock-Cheney built a recreation hall where employees put on shows, enjoyed travelling vaudeville troupes and silent movies. In 1930 it became the Ivoryton Playhouse. Today it is one of the oldest self-supporting summer theaters in the Country. Although plastic keys replaced ivory in 1954 piano production continues in Ivoryton. a village whose history, prosperity, and name are a legacy of the ivory industry.
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
Erected 1989 by the Town of Essex and the Connecticut Historical Commission.
Location. 41° 20.911′ N, 72° 26.501′ W. Marker is in Ivoryton, Connecticut, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and North Main Street (Connecticut Route 602), on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Located in front of the Ivoryton Playhouse. Marker is in this post office area: Ivoryton CT 06442, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Essex Veterans Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away); Essex Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Deep River Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Columbia (approx. 2.4 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 2½ miles away); Deep River Roll Of Honor - World War I (approx. 2½ miles away); Early Essex Village (approx. 2½ miles away); Veterans Memorial Lane (approx. 2½ miles away).
Regarding Ivoryton. The village of Ivoryton, Essex Village and Centerbrook make up the Town of Essex.
Also see . . . Ivoryton, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 6, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
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