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Blickensderfer Manufacturing

The Blickensderfer Manufacturing Company was established in 1889 and quickly became famous for the Blick Model 5 typewriter – the “Five-Pound Secretary.” Introduced at the 1893 Columbian Exhibition in Chicago, the design eliminated individual type bars attached to each key and replaced them with a type wheel. The metal wheel rotated and struck the paper to create the typed letters, similar to the IBM Selectric type ball introduced in 1961. The type wheel allowed for...

CURLEY’S DINER: A Home Away From Home

Local diners are an integral part of any community, especially when the owners know how to make people from all walks of life feel welcome. Over the past sixty-five years, Curley’s Diner has had only two owners: the original “Curley, ” Herluf Svenningsen (a curly-haired blond Swede) and Maria Aposporos and her sister, Eleni Begetis.  In 1941, Svenningsen brought a former trolley car to the present site on West Park Place, replacing it in 1949...

Donate to HNP and Win Fairfield County’s Giving Day Sweepstakes

Fairfield County Giving Day is Thursday, March 10th! This is our first year participating in Fairfield County Giving Day and we are asking you to help us in two ways: Please enter the Giving Day Sweepstakes before March 10th. Your entry allows HNP a chance to win $1,000!     Sweepstakes Link: Click to Enter Sweepstakes Make your donation of $25 or more at 12:00 a.m. on March 10th. The first 20 nonprofits to receive 25...

Hubbard Heights Walking Tour – Sunday 10/25

The Hubbard Heights Association and Historic Neighborhood Preservation Presents a Tour of The Unique and Historic Homes Of Hubbard Heights Sunday, October 25, 2015 2:00 p.m. Guide:  Tod Bryant of Heritage Resources, Norwalk, CT Convene 1:45 p.m. Beacon School (Hubbard Mansion) 111 West North Street, Stamford Refreshments will be served RSVP admin@hnppinc.org...