The Ridgefield Train Station

The Ridgefield Train Station (HML47)

Location: Ridgefield, CT 06877 Fairfield County
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N 41° 17.026', W 73° 29.787'

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Ridgefield, Connecticut

— The Museum in the Streets —

In 1870, A Branch Line from the Branchville train station was built to offer service to the wealthy New Yorkers who began arriving to spend their summers in Ridgefield. Many of these "summer people" had their own private railroad cars. Chauffeurs would meet them, driving horse and buggies and other fancy conveyances to carry volumes of luggage to their estates located throughout the town.
Benvenuto Carboni arrived in 1901, one of the earliest Italians to come to Ridgefield. Several years later he opened a market on the corner of Prospect and Bailey, catering to the many Italian families who were settling in the area. Around 1915, he sold his store to Nazzareno Gasperini and Ernesto Brunetti. The Brunetti family continued the business on Main Street into the 1980s.
The Italian-American Mutual Aid Society was organized in 1913 by newly arrived Italians so as to become involved with town government and improve civic conditions within their community. By 1915 its objectives included "? voluntary aid to its members in case of misfortune, sickness and distress?" The club has been the scene of many events throughout the years. The Ladies Auxiliary was established in 1934 as an independent organization.
HM NumberHML47
Marker Number4
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 8:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 625908 N 4571348
Decimal Degrees41.28376667, -73.49645000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 17.026', W 73° 29.787'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 17' 1.56" N, 73° 29' 47.22" W
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Area Code(s)203
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 27-29 Prospect St, Ridgefield CT 06877, US
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