East Norwalk Cemetery

East Norwalk Cemetery

The first burial of colonial settlers was in 1655 making this cemetery the oldest in Norwalk. The triangle shape echos that of the Norwalk green at the top of East Ave., and like the green, this land is owned by a taxing district, this time the third taxing district based in East Norwalk. (For the […]

Why Is This Named That?

Stroffolino Bridge

The bridge that spans the Norwalk River and connects East Norwalk to South Norwalk is named after Stanley H. Stroffolino. A former state senator and state representative from Norwalk, this Republican politician began his career behind the counter of the Stanley Drugstore on Ely Avenue, a store that he owned and operated for over 40 […]

Norwalk Historical Society Museum

Mill Hill Norwalk, CT

Most museums tend to stay put, but in Norwalk, history has been on the move. Once housed in the former South Norwalk City Hall, the museum was part of the historic district that denied SoNo. Today the museum has returned to one of its original locations, in the former Lockwood house on East Ave. But […]

Whistleville, Norwalk’s Immigrant Village

industrial center of South Norwalk

By the middle of the 1800s Norwalk became a stop on the New York and New Haven Railroad line. The spur up to Danbury was quickly added, and the South Norwalk train station quickly became a bustling center of commercial activity. The area around the station became known as Whistleville, due to the frequency of trains chugging through the […]

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