PHOTOS: Downtown New Canaan in the 1950s

Downtown New Canaan—1950s
Downtown New Canaan—1950s
Walter Stewart's Market was located on Main Street until it moved up to its present-day Elm Street location in 1957. Photo courtesy of the Stewart family
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Though scores of businesses have opened and closed in New Canaan storefronts through the decades, the buildings that have housed them in many cases have been preserved through the years. The photo gallery above, depicting the downtown from several different angles in the 1950s, was compiled with help from the New Canaan Historical Society.

3 thoughts on “PHOTOS: Downtown New Canaan in the 1950s

    • Thanks Jim—we saw that, too, so let’s call it ’60s for that photo. Syd was a great photographer and he wasn’t particularly inclined to label his photos straightaway or accurately later on, which I’m sure is why the Historical Society has it marked as it does.

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