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Cheap Car Insurance in Ansonia CT

Agent Phone Address
Allstate Insurance Agents
Mark Weidenfeller 203-732-2323 350 West Main St.
Ansonia, CT 06401
Greg M. Spruyt 203-924-8700 549 Howe Ave Ste F
Shelton, CT 06484
Christopher Lyle 203-735-1845 435 New Haven Ave.
Derby, CT 06418
Robert Talbot 203-881-1079 7 Wakeley St
Seymour, CT 06483

Ansonia CT - Items of Interest

The city, first settled in 1652 and named in honor of the merchant and philanthropist Anson Greene Phelps (1781–1853), was originally a part of the township of Derby. The state chartered Ansonia as a borough of Derby in 1864, and later as a separate town in 1889. In 1893, Ansonia incorporated as a city, consolidating with the coterminous town.

Ansonia suffered grievous damage in the Great Flood of August 19, 1955, when massive rain from Hurricane Diane filled the Naugatuck River beyond its capacity. Submerging the land along the river, the flood destroyed many houses and businesses. The high river waters swept away Maple Street Bridge, one of two bridges linking the east and west sides of the city. After the inundation, the authorities erected a flood wall along the east bank of the river to protect the city's factories and Main Street. On the west bank, federal public housing took the place of blocks of destroyed homes and businesses on Broad Street now known as Olson Drive.

In the decades following the flood, Ansonia's Main Street fell into decline as retail shoppers decamped to the Ansonia Mall at one end of the street (now replaced by a Big Y supermarket) and for malls in nearby Milford, Trumbull, and Waterbury. In recent years, however, Main Street has perked up with the opening of several antique stores, a wine bar, a coffee shop, a Polish delicatessen, and other businesses.

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