Derby History Quiz

An Early Hotel

quiz4.jpg (20840 bytes)The Bassett House was located on Elizabeth St. where the SNET Telephone building is today. The Bassett House was once the home of Shelton Bassett. Later it became a hotel where the actors and actresses stayed while they performed at the Sterling Opera House. In 1911 a terrible fire destroyed the Bassett House. The Hotel Clark which was named after Charles E. Clark, was built in its place after the fire. The hotel was managed by the late Christopher D. O'Brien. Correct answers were received from:

CF Douglas
Rick Dunne
Ellen Lenart
Mayor Marc Garofalo.

The quiz was produced by Mrs. Blackwell's fourth grade class at Irving School.

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