Tag Archives: Derby CT

Articles referring to the city of Derby, Connecticut, usually in an historical context.

Connecticut Open House Day

Just a reminder that this coming Saturday, June 11th, 2016, is Connecticut Open House Day, when scores of Connecticut history organizations and museums will be opening their doors to the general public. The Derby Historical Society will be celebrating Connecticut … Continue reading

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Downtown Derby Revitalization Study Update

A public information meeting on the City of Derby’s Downtown Derby Revitalization Study will be held this coming Wednesday evening, 7 January 2015, at 6:30 PM, in the Joan Williamson Aldermanic Chambers of Derby City Hall, One Elizabeth Street, Derby, … Continue reading

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Mary of the Mansfield House

In a previous article, I wrote about Mabel P. Stivers, and her success in saving the Mansfield House from imminent destruction. Now, here’s a very short account of another woman who had been connected with the Mansfield House, but who’s … Continue reading

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Mabel P. Stivers’ Resurrection of the Mansfield House

The Reverend Richard Mansfield House would not have survived to the present day, had it not been for the efforts of Mabel P. Stivers, a local historian and preservationist from Ansonia, Connecticut. When Saint Joseph Parish purchased the Mansfield property in … Continue reading

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Holbrook-Blakeslee House

The Holbrook-Blakeslee House (c. 1712), located at 54 Elm Street in Ansonia, Connecticut, is an interesting old home with a direct connection to the Mansfield House. Built in 1712, the home was acquired by Captain John Holbrook, in 1738. Holbrook … Continue reading

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