Victorian Secrets in Danbury.

Believe it or not, there was once an opera house in downtown Danbury. The Taylor Opera House was built in 1870, and stately Victorian homes were being constructed all around what was then "town".

Four and a half million hats were being made yearly in Danbury at that time. Danbury hats were being worn from Paris to Peoria. Do you find it hard to imagine "that Danbury"? Well if you look carefully, vestiges of the period linger in all of the Housatonic Valley towns. For this posting, to which I'll continue to add, I intend to go in search of remnants of the Victorian - the Gothic - the eerily elegant life that once existed here in the HV.


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