From the archives: Opening day at Stamford Town Center mall

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As part of research for a story I’m working on about the city’s downtown mall, I’ve been digging into The Advocate’s rich archives, which in newspaper parlance is aptly called the “morgue.” It brought me this gem of a story written by Advocate Staff Writer Chris Janis and published on Mar. 13, 1982. Here is […] [Read More]
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How well do you know Stamford?

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How well do you know Stamford? Have you seen this brightly painted gate in your travels? [Read More]
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Stamford in 101 objects

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On my drive to work this morning, I caught the tail-end of an interesting interview on The Brian Lehrer Show with Sam Roberts, the New York Times urban affairs reporter. Roberts has recently written a book called A History of New York in 101 Objects, which tries to capture the pivotal moments in New York […] [Read More]
A postcard for Hepton's Tea and Coffee company in Stamford, undated. Public records show it was located at 530 Main St., and and that Isaac M. Scofield bought in 1910 and immediately sold it to Lela Gulick of New York.

Postcards from Stamford’s past

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Here’s another postcard we found on eBay, of an advertisement for the Hepton’s Tea and Coffee company. We hadn’t heard of Hepton’s. A 1913 edition of a trade publication titled Coffee and Tea Industries and the Flavors Field, found on Google Books, states that Isaac M. Scofield bought Hepton Tea and Coffee Company of 530 […] [Read More]
How well do you know Stamford? Our photographer took this photo of a door with a doozy of a first step somewhere in the city. What's your guess?

Where is this in Stamford?

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How well do you know Stamford? Our photographer took this photo of a door with a doozy of a first step somewhere in the city. What’s your guess? [Read More]
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How well do you know Stamford?

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How well do you know Stamford? Our photographer took this photo somewhere in the city. What’s your guess? Leave a comment below. [Read More]
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Where is this in Stamford?

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How well do you know Stamford? Our photographer took this photo of this building somewhere in the city. What’s your guess? [Read More]
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How well do you know Stamford?

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How well do you know Stamford? Our photographer took this photo somewhere in the city. What’s your guess? Update:  Advocate reader Mary Farrell wrote to us to say that this building, the bank at the corner of Broad and Atlantic streets, is her favorite building in Stamford, and explained some of the background of the grillwork around […] [Read More]
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How well do you know how Stamford

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Given our weather has at last become semi-Spring-like, we chose an obscure spot for this photo quiz, with the expectation that you’ll have been out and about and might know where this is. [Read More]
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How well do you know Stamford?

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How well do you know Stamford? Our photographer took this photo of a window-filled staircase displaying an American flag somewhere in the city. What’s your guess? [Read More]