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Five manufacturing picks for ‘Stamford in 101 objects’

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Most people who have contributed to this series have often gravitated to the city’s iconic buildings and places, but the city’s rich manufacturing history makes it possible to easily fill out a list with actual objects. So this week, I decided to take a stab by looking at products chronicled on the Stamford Historical Society’s […] [Read More]
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Photo quiz: 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 your answer in a comment below, or email us at localnews@scni.com. [Read More]
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Stamford photo quiz: Do you recognize this snow scene?

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How well do you know Stamford? Our photographer took this photo of a wintry scene somewhere in the city (not that there’s any shortage of wintry scenes). What’s your guess? Leave a comment below, or email us at localnews@scni.com. [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? And why you’re at it, tell us what it is – a former doorway to a root cellar? Leave a comment below, or email us at localnews@scni.com.                 [Read More]

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]