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100 Years of History in Photos :: Redding, Connecticut  

Redding, Connecticut 1920-1930

Population 1920: 1,315
Population 1930: 1,599
Increase: +284
School Budget: $9,500
First Selectman: James Driscoll

In The News 1920-1930:

  • August 8, 1922- Mrs. Ruth Dadourian, Exec. Secretary of State League of Women’s Voters comes to Redding to address Redding League of Women Voters.

  • June 22, 1923- Redding votes to allow baseball games on Sunday.

  • Stormfield burns to the ground July 25, 1923.

  • 1926- Sugar Hollow/State Highway improved & paved becomes known as Route 7.

  • March 10, 1929- Max Eiser, Jr. of the Metropolitan News Syndicate bought the 215 acre home of Leon Andrus on Redding Ridge.

  • Highways are improving; Automobile ownership is increasing; Large estates continue to be purchased by outsiders.

Improvements made to Mark Twain Library

Gilbert & Bennett is profiting on porch screens

How they delivered milk in the 20's. (this isn't Redding or Gtown)

His Aspetuck Valley business & property condemned by BHC in 1914, Emory P. Sanford comes to West Redding...E.P. Sanford General Store.

Redding Lime Company- 1920. The earliest recorded Connecticut lime operation dates to about 1707 in New Milford, where local farmers constructed kilns for their own use. The oldest commercial manufactory of lime was started by John Read in Redding around 1722. Read came to Redding from New Milford.

Old Put Club and Pond Purchased and Transferred to the State in 1923.

1920's History Spotlight- The Spinning Wheel Inn

On May 5th, 1925, a Saturday, Elaine Tottle of Baltimore, MD opened her doors for Business. 24 customers walked in, looked around and sat down to be served...this was a great many more than she had anticipated and they cleaned out the larder; so much so that Tottle had to scour the country-side to feed the Sunday guests. The diners must have been pleased, for more than 5,000 meals were served that first year and the Spinning Wheel was in business.

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