MOODUS &
EAST HADDAM

Legacy of Progress
NEW! Moodus History Blog
Resorts of Moodus
A Day at Banner Lodge
Mills Along the River
The Best Fish Nets in America
The Coops Go Up in Smoke
Constant Waterman's Journals
Memories of Meat
The Last Whaler
Old Chimney Stacks
East Haddam in 1913
Ode to a River Town
Early East Haddam

OTHER EAST HADDAM
& MOODUS SITES

Civil War Monument
Town of East Haddam
Earth Charter of Lower Valley
East Haddam Land Trust
Moodus Drum & Fife
The Moodus Noises
Moodus Town Green
Sanctuary at Shepardfields

CONNECTICUT
HISTORY & CULTURE

CT Barns
CT Freedom Trail
CT Heritage Gateway
CT Historical Society
CT History Online
CT Landmarks
CT Town Greens
Eli Whitney Museum
Mark Twain House
Mashantucket Pequot Tribe
Mohegan Tribe
Mystic Seaport
Old State House

SIMONPURE CONNECTICUT PROGRAMS

As We Tell Our Stories
Between Boston & New York
Colt: Legend & Legacy
Connecticut & the Sea
Crusaders & Criminals
East of the River
From Here to There
The Green
The Mark of Uncas
The New Pequot
The Real Bob Steele
Schemitzun!
Suburbia: The Good Life?
USS Nautilus
Working the Land

 

EAST HADDAM VISTAS

 
An 1836 woodcut by John Warner Barber, looking at East Haddam from across the river.    

VILLAGE BUILDINGS

EH Street View.jpg (77388 bytes) East Haddam Center in the early 1900s. The meat market (right) is just to the left of where Williams Chevrolet is today. Another view of East Haddam center, this one from 1910. The picture was likely taken from the Gelston House porch.
Main St., East Haddam looking south. Champion House EH.jpg (95263 bytes) Champion House, 1914
EH Village School.jpg (100840 bytes) East Haddam village school.    

GOODSPEED OPERA HOUSE & GELSTON HOUSE

Shipbuilder/banker William Goodspeed opened his theater in 1877 on the river bank. People came by boat, horse buggy and train to see the shows. Goodspeed Plaza in 1918. The front columns of William Goodspeed's residence are visible on the right, now the site of the town offices.
William Goodspeed 's palatial residence in 1914. Hotel Swan & Bank 1908.jpg (131902 bytes) 1908 view of the Hotel Swan & Bank building, which now houses the Gelston House.
This 1878 Gelston House menu featured venison, turkey, roast pig, beef, fried oysters and chicken pie.    

TRANSPORTATION

The Haddam-situated railroad station that serviced the large Moodus and East Haddam tourist trade. Now the Goodpeed's Station gift shop. Many came to Goodspeed's Opera House by steamboat, from as far as Boston and New York. Note the Opera House behind this wrecked steamer.
Road Scene EH 1929.jpg (199891 bytes) 1929 East Haddam road scene. Chester_Ferry_1948.jpg (95293 bytes) A 1948 view of the Chester/East Haddam ferry.

COMMERCE

The Bank of New England, like other banks in the 19th century, issued its own currency. This is their $1 note Local people and places decorated the bank notes. This is BNE's $2 note
BNE's $5 note    
Snake oil was among the goods for sale in Julius Attwood's country store.    
       

OLD MOODUS CENTER
BACK IN THE DAY


From the Early 1900s
to Its Teardown

HISTORIC VIEWS OF
MOODUS RESORTS

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Ads & Flyers

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Banner Lodge


Camp Wopowog


Cave Hill


Ted Hilton's


Other Resorts

EARLY VIEWS OF
EAST HADDAM

Goodspeed, Gelston, Vistas, Travel & More

1913 BRIDGE
OPENING SOUVENIR

Celebrating a
River Crossing

 

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