Bissell's - Destroyed by Two Conflagrations

Bissell's - Destroyed by Two Conflagrations (HML43)

Location: Ridgefield, CT 06877 Fairfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 16.825', W 73° 29.895'

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Ridgefield, Connecticut

— The Museum in the Streets —

Hiram K. Scott set up the town's first variety and drug store in 1853. Scott was an influential businessman, serving as postmaster, town clerk, probate judge and a druggist for 50 years. He sold his store to Harvey Bissell in the summer of 1895, just six months before the Great Fire destroyed the building. Bissell rebuilt the following year and the drugstore continued in business until, in 2005 it once again burned to the ground. Bissell's lives on although it has moved a half block to the east.
The Ridgefield Savings Bank and First National Bank have had several homes and names. For many years each had their offices in the first floor of the Town Hall. In 1911 the First National Bank, which was formed in 1900, moved to the corner of Main and Governor Streets. The Ridgefield Savings Bank was organized in 1871 by a group of local merchants and businessmen. Its first office was in the building known as "Old Hundred" (see plaque #22). In 1930 its new art deco building was erected at its present site at 374 Main Street, replacing the tenement house seen in the photo.
HM NumberHML43
Marker Number18
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 5:44am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 625764 N 4570974
Decimal Degrees41.28041667, -73.49825000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 16.825', W 73° 29.895'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 16' 49.50" N, 73° 29' 53.70" W
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Area Code(s)203
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 362-368 Main St, Ridgefield CT 06877, US
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