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Darius Miller

 
 
Darius Miller Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2011
1. Darius Miller Marker
Inscription.
Darius Miller
A frugal dry goods merchant who died in 1919 as a multi-millionaire, Miller bequeathed funds to local institutions, including a seventy-five thousand dollar trust to the City of New Britain. He asked that "the income be used and applied under the direction of the Park Committee to best promote the interest, prosperity and objects of Walnut Hill Park." The Park Board decided to allow the interest in the Miller Fund to accumulate to an amount from which permanent improvements could be built. The Hart Street entrance, improvements around the WWI Monument, and the music shell were all built from this fund.
 
Location. 41° 39.979′ N, 72° 47.218′ 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. Touch for map. Located in Walnut Hill Park, on the wall of the rotunda with the "Original Design of Walnut Hill Park" marker at its center. Marker is in this post office area: New Britain CT 06052, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elise Traut (here, next to this marker); William B. Stanley (here, next to this marker); Original Design of Walnut Hill Park
Darius Miller Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2011
2. Darius Miller Marker
The marker is right of center, to the left of a missing plaque.
(here, next to this marker); William A. Churchill (a few steps from this marker); Frederick Law Olmstead (a few steps from this marker); Frederick T. Stanley (a few steps from this marker); George M. Landers (a few steps from this marker); Cornelius B. Erwin (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Britain.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 528 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 17, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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