Unfortunately, it never got beyond Volume I in 1954, with a brief revival in 1957.
We are please to present here the first article, Volume I, No. 1, about Schuyler Merritt, “congressman, lawyer, industrialist, banker, an outstanding Christian, civic leader and enthusiastic chairman of the commission of the Merritt Parkway,” published shortly after his death a age 99.
The article includes a facsimile of Mr. Schuyler’s Introduction to the first issue of The Stamford Historian.
The Stamford Historian issues may be viewed at our Research Library.
The Merritt Parkway
by Bruce Radde
Book Description: This book traces the history of Connecticut’s Merritt Parkway from the proposals for its construction and design in the early 1920s to its triumphant completion in 1940. Filled with vintage and recent photographs, it is not only a picturesque tour of a renowned landmark (the largest Art Deco design in the world), but is also an appraisal of a major contribution to the built environment-one recently placed on the National Register of Historic Places.