Support New Britain Democrats at one of the city’s most historic homes on Saturday, October 22nd.
The Democratic Town Committee invites you to a reception on from 2 to 5 pm. The event is being hosted by Bob and Cindy Pleines who reside at the house of New Britain’s first mayor and the founder of The Stanley Works, Frederick Stanley. The house where Stanley lived is at 2162 Stanley Street in front of Holmes School and across the street from A.W. Stanley Park.
There’ll be beverages, refreshments and a great history lesson at the house of the city’s foremost industrialist and first municipal leader. Special guests attending in support of Mayoral Nominee Tim O’Brien and his slate will be US Senator Richard Blumenthal and Attorney General George Jepsen.
The suggested donation is $30 payable to the NBDTC. Individual and political committee donations welcome in accordance with state campaign finance laws. All Democrats welcome. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Who was Frederick Stanley?
Frederick T. Stanley 1802 – 1883
Frederick Trenck Stanley was an early civic leader and a successful industrialist. The development of Walnut Hill Park arose from one of Stanley’s visionary projects, the development of a water works. Stanley organized the Walnut Hill Park Company and, in 1857, contacted Frederick Law Olmstead, the leading landscape architect of the day, to persuade him to design the park. In addition to founding the Stanley Works in 1843, Stanley had been the driving force in bringing the railroad to New Britain. The first locomotive Walter named the F.T. Stanley in his honor. He also served as New Britain’s first warden when the borough became independent from Berlin in 1850. Stanley was elected as New Britain’s first mayor in 1871 when New Britain was incorporated as a city.