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Waterbury, popularly referred to as the Brass City, is the fifth largest city in Connecticut, situated in New Haven County, on the northeast of NYC. Through most of the early twentieth century the city served enormous industrial purposes and was considered to be the main center of brassware throughout the United States, which not only explains the city's nickname but also its motto of "what is more lasting than brass?." Today the city is famous for its advanced technology, its communities, neighborhoods, museums, statues, theatres and especially it's many historic architectural gems, landmarks, monuments, several of which have been listed among historic places in the national register. Getting hold of Waterbury tickets is the best way to explore the many sites and events of the city.
Waterbury has two main museums namely the Timexpo and Mattatuck Museum, of which the former is an educational landmark that was once the factory building for Scovill Manufacturing Company. It holds exhibits of the renowned Timex Group such that visitors can examine its birth and development as well as enjoy a clock's inner workings. The Mattatuck Museum is the only place that collects and exhibits works by the sculptors and artists of Connecticut in a building that was formerly the Masonic Temple till 1986. Recent additions among history exhibits include a display on the area's slavery history.
There are many historic places in Waterbury that have been listed in the National register including the Hamilton Park, George Grannis House and Enoch Hibbard House, Lewis Fulton Memorial Park, Elton Hotel, Downtown Waterbury Historic District, Bishop School, Beth El Synagogue, Benedict-Miller House, Bank Street Historic District and George S. Abbott Building. The city has impressive shopping center including the Naughtuck Valley Shopping Center, Brass Mill Center and Minicucci's Men's Clothing Store. The latter was the oldest store located in the city's downtown, which was shut down in 2009 after being run for years since the early twentieth century. The Brass Mill Center holds many restaurants and stores such as Old Navy, Burlington Coat Factory, Sears, JCPenney, Macy's, Bertucci's, IHOP, Chili's, Barnes & Noble, Hollister Co., and American Eagle.
Two fascinating statues of Waterbury include the Christopher Columbus and Ben Franklin statues, of which the former was completed by Frank C. Gaylord, standing twelve feet tall, weighing twelve thousand pounds and made from granite. The statue's base reads Cristoforo Columbus 1451- 1506, and has a Time Capsule behind it which is to be opened in 2092. The Ben Franklin statue stands on Grand Street in front of Silas Bronson Library and was sculpted by Paul Wayland Barlett. Upon its completion the state was given a tour of twenty-two cities at the end of which it was placed in Waterbury in 1921.
The many landmarks of Waterbury include the Union Station Clocktower, Municipal Stadium, Apothecary Building, Carrie Welton Fountain, Soldiers' Monument, Veterans' Monument, Cass Gilbert Historic District and Waterbury Courthouse and Waterbury Clock Company among many others. Make sure you book Waterbury tickets so you can be enriched by the city's historic treasures and events.