"Hat City and Home of Charles Ives" Danbury by atufft
Danbury Travel Guide: 19 reviews and 50 photos
This town of 80,000 is now mostly an immigrant suburb north of New York, with some warehousing industries, which was why I visited there--to deliver CA produce. I had some time, so I unhitched the trailer and drove downtown. Main street has enough commercial architecture of significant historical interest that all of Main Street, between Liberty and Elm Streets, has been designated as a Historical Landmark.
Also, along a stretch of Liberty street, there are a number of churches of architectural interest. There's a nice little brick pedestrian walk off Main Street to narrow Ives Street, prompting me to soon learn that this was once the hometown of Charles Ives, perhaps the greatest American classical composer.
This is a good stop for some good Latin American ethnic grub along the I-84 corridor, as there is in particular a fine Brazilian bakery and restaurant downtown. And, just off Ives is a nice park with a bandstand that no doubt has summer concerts.
Read the well written Wikipedia article on this city.
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