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Waterbury Republican-American Building

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Identification

Waterbury Republican-American Building
Union Station, New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Station
129061

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Structure in General

building with towers
existing [completed]
brick
applied masonry
brown
renaissance revival

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The building was acquired and renovated by the local newspaper, the Republican-American, following many years of declining rail service that began in the 1950's.
  • The station opened in 1905, followed by the tower in 1909.
  • Waterbury's Union Station opened at the height of the city's power as an industrial and transportation center.
  • One of the area's major industries was clockmaking, symbolized by the station's tall clock tower.
  • C.W. Mellon, president of the New Haven Railroad, demanded the clocktower be added to the design after seeing the Torre del Mangia on a trip to Siena, Italy.
  • The tower's 16-foot diameter clock is considered to the be largest in New England.

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Location

389 Meadow Street
06702
Waterbury
Connecticut
U.S.A.

Technical Data

245.00 ft
245.00 ft
1909

Involved Companies

Features & Amenities

  • Clock(s) displayed on the outside
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