Paul Saubestre's ongoing research into the Hamden streets once again has led him into a much wider project. He is compiling a list of the so-called "obsolete streets," that were either proposed streets that never happened, or streets or parts of streets that have disappeared over the years.
CLICK HERE for the Obsolete Streets main page with links to all Hamden streets that have either disappeared, or never were.
CLICK HERE for the Main Page with links to ALL Hamden street names in alphabetical order.
Do you have any comments or corrections to the street information? If so, please send them to Paul at email@example.com.
Editor's Note: Paul will be the featured speaker at the Hamden Historical Society's annual meeting this spring. Paul's presentation will be on the origins and history of Hamden street names, proposed streets that never happened, as well as Hamden streets that started out with other names.
The exact date of the Society's annual meeting will be announced soon. We'll keep you posted.
Flag Day, June 14, 2023 - Since Betsy Ross sewed together the first stars and stripes, the flag of the United States of America has done something that happens rarely to other national flags. It has changed. Not only has it undergone a change, it has undergone twenty-six changes, starting with the 1795 addition of two more stars (and stripes) representing Vermont and Kentucky.
Starting with Flag Day 2023, and continuing until Flag Day 2024, the HHS website will feature an official flag design of each of those 26 changes, along with a short summary of what was going on during its tenure, including those who served as Hamden's first selectmen (1786-1965) and mayors (1966- ). Several designs had a very short tenure - just one year - as did our 49-star flag from 1959 to 1960, that bridged the tenures of the second longest and longest designs.
Note: Frequent visitors to this website will probably recall that this feature was intended to run for 26 weeks, with a different star design each week. However, a number of computer and Internet glitches and the website editor's ongoing health issues have seriously interfered with all updates since last summer. We sincerely apologize for these unexpected problems. We now expect to resume featuring a different flag star design every other week or so until next Flag Day. Keep tuning in. DGJ 12/21/23
CLICK HEREto check out the 29-star flag (1848-1849):