At the Beginning


The Green across the street from the Ansonia Police Station marks the northern boundary of the district. In colonial times, the stocks for punishing wrongdoers and the posting board were located on this green, and it was the place where soldiers drilled and prepared for their service in the Revolutionary War. There is now a monument on the green in memory of the men who served in the First World War and an historic marker which was obtained by the Ansonia Historic District Commission from the Historical Commission of Connecticut in 1975 and erected on the site by the Ansonia Public Works Department. The plantings were donated and maintained by the Ansonia Garden Club.