Ridgefield in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Keeler Tavern and the “Big Shop”
—The Museum in the Streets —
“Big Shop,” now located off Bailey Avenue on Big Shop Lane (see Panel #2) was originally a carriage manufactory at the corner of Main Street and West Lane. Tradesmen of the day – blacksmiths, trimmers, upholsters, harnessmakers, painters and woodworkers and the like, all built carriages and wagons that were sold throughout the country. Jones Hall took up the second floor. It was a meeting place where
Location. 41° 16.386′ N, 73° 29.83′ W. Marker is in Ridgefield, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ridgefield CT 06877, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Keeler Tavern (a few steps from this marker); Ridgefield's Colonial Plans (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ridgefield Veterans Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Town Common and Hauley House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rev. Thomas Hawley House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Benedict Arnold's Betrayal and Lieutenant Joshua King (approx. ¼ mile away); Ensign James Benedict House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ye Burying Yard (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ridgefield.
More about this marker. Two old-time photos appear on the marker. They depict the Keeler Tavern Museum and the fountain designed by Cass Gilbert.
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Also see . . . The Keeler Tavern Museum. (Submitted on October 17, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,063 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 17, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.