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West Haven City

West Haven City Hall is located at 355 Main Street, West Haven, CT 06516; phone: 203-937-3535.

Thomas Painter House, 255 Main Street, ca. 1695.
Photo: Thomas Painter House (ca. 1695), 255 Main Street, Historic American Buildings Survey [HABS CONN,5-HAVW,2-1]. Everett H. Keeler, photographer, 1938., accessed December, 2010.

Beginnings [1]

West Haven, originally a part of New Haven and later of Orange, was incorporated as a town in 1921. A parish had been organized in 1715, and the first settlement goes back to 1648. The town is a suburb of New Haven with summer colonies and resorts along the shore.

  1. Edgar L. Heermance, compiler, The Connecticut Guide: What to See and Where to Find It, Connecticut Emergency Relief Commission, Hartford, 1935.
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