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John E. Bassett & Company, 754 Chapel Street, New Haven, New Haven County, CT

John E. Bassett & Company, 754 Chapel Street, New Haven, New Haven County, CT

 
 
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Summary

Significance: The John E. Bassett & Co. store is reputed to be the oldest existing hardware store in the United States and is the oldest business in New Haven, having been continuously operated by a surviving partner. It possesses a remarkably early cast-iron store-front frame and one of the earliest remaining hoists (manually operated) in the state.
Survey number: HABS CT-283
Building/structure dates: 1828 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 18h2 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1889 Subsequent Work

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Date

1933 - 1970
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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
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Location

West Haven41.30476, -72.92335
Google Map of 41.3047637, -72.92335299999999
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Source

Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html