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Historic Aerial Photos of Redding and Georgetown, Connecticut- 1934  

Jim's photos raised the question: what other aerial images of Redding might be out there to discover? I was able to find images of 1934 Redding/Georgetown and 2004 Redding/Georgetown. I'm sure there are more out there but for starters this is great stuff!

Sponsor Link: Map and Geographic Image Collection @ UCONN
They call it MAGIC and it is quite amazing: aerials, old maps, etc.

1934 Aerials of Redding & Georgetown

New Pond Farm

Putnam Park

Georgetown from Portland Ave. on down

Meadow Ridge and Farview Farm (a.k.a Gilbert's Farm)

Georgetown and Boston District. Bottom Left is Portland Ave. Pond. Top middle is where Peaceable St., Umpawaug Rd. and Goodsell meet...X marks the spot.

Peaceable Street, over where my parents now live. Their house was built in this same timeframe. The pond shown is at #33 Peaceable and appears to be much larger than it is today. A 1856 map indicates Iron Ore Mining in this area and after seeing this aerial there is a stronger case for a mining pit here...keep in mind more research is required to confirm.

Ever wonder what the Reservoir looked like without water? Here it is the Saugatuck Reservoir or as it was known back then the Hull District

Redding Ridge

Where Sunset Hill meets Hopewell Woods and Newtown Turnpike


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