Bridgeport

Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States of America
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Ein Jacob (Ayn Yacob) Synagogue (Q22058783)
item type: synagogue
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Ein Jacob (Ayn Yacob) Synagogue (also known previously as the Swedish (East End) Lutheran Church and currently as The Church of God and Saints-Christ) is a historic religious building at 748 Connecticut Avenue in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Built in 1918, it is notable for its relatively sophisticated architectural appearance, despite a use of relatively low-cost materials for the period. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.

NRHP reference number: 95001342

WDJZ (Q7948427)
item type: radio station
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

WDJZ (1530 AM) was a radio station broadcasting a world ethnic format. Licensed to Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States, it served the Bridgeport area. The station was owned by People's Broadcast Network.

This item might be defunct. The English Wikipedia article is in these categories: 2017 disestablishments in Connecticut, Defunct mass media in Connecticut, Defunct radio stations in the United States
Connecticut Railway and Lighting Company Car Barn (Q5161586)
item type: tram depot
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Connecticut Railway and Lighting Company Car Barn was historic streetcar maintenance facility in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Built in 1910 and enlarged in 1920, it served as a maintenance barn first for electric streetcars and then buses for many years, and was one of the few surviving reminders of the city's early public transit system. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 3, 1987. It was demolished in 2008 to make way for construction of the Connecticut Superior Court juvenile facility that now stands on its site.

NRHP reference number: 87001405

This item might be defunct. The English Wikipedia article is in these categories: Buildings and structures demolished in 2008, Demolished buildings and structures in Connecticut
Sunken barges of Bridgeport (Q4892282)
item type: construction
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Sunken barges of Bridgeport are several ships sunk in Bridgeport Harbor, Bridgeport, Connecticut:

Bikur Cholim Synagogue (Q4907467)
item type: synagogue
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Bikur Cholim Synagogue is a historic religious building at 1545 Iranistan Avenue in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Built about 1894 for a Congregational church, it housed two different Jewish congregations from 1929 to 1989. After serving as a commercial establishment for a time, it now houses a Seventh-day Adventist congregation. The building is a distinctive example of the Shingle Style of architecture, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.

NRHP reference number: 95001341

WEBE (Q7948711)
item type: radio station
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

WEBE (107.9 FM) is a commercial radio station licensed to Westport, Connecticut, carrying an adult contemporary format known as "WEBE108". Owned by Connoisseur Media, the station serves both the Greater New Haven and Fairfield County areas. The WEBE studios are located on Wheelers Farms Road in Milford; the station's transmitter is located on the Hi-Ho Tower on Video Lane in Shelton. In addition to a standard analog transmission, WEBE broadcasts in HD and is available online.

website: http://www.webe108.com/

St. Mary Church (Q7590480)
item type: church building
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

St. Mary Parish is a Roman Catholic church in Bridgeport, Connecticut, part of the Diocese of Bridgeport.

Priscilla Dailey (Q16736295)
item type: archaeological site / watercraft
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Priscilla Dailey, previously known as the Elizabeth E. Newell, is a wooden canal boat constructed in 1929 in Whitehall, New York. The barge was used to transport bulk cargo in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut harbors. It sank in 1974 along with the Elmer S. Dailey and the Berkshire No. 7 in the harbor of Bridgeport, Connecticut on the west side of the Pequonnock River. The sunken boat has deteriorated to the point that a salvage operation could result in it breaking apart. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 21, 1978.

Peyton Randolph Bishop House (Q7179631)
item type: house
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Peyton Randolph Bishop House is a historic house at 135 Washington Avenue in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Built in 1839 by a local building contractor and later given Second Empire features, it is a rare surviving example of Greek Revival architecture in Bridgeport's urban core. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.

NRHP reference number: 87000803

Berkshire No. 7 (Q17078864)
item type: barge / archaeological site
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Berkshire No. 7 is a wood and steel barge constructed in 1935. It is historically important as a transitional canal barge and as one of the few surviving wooden-hulled canal boats. It was used to transport bulk cargo, including shipping fertilizer, from Connecticut to Long Island Sound. It sank in 1974 along with the Elmer S. Dailey and the Priscilla Dailey in the harbor of Bridgeport, Connecticut on the west side of the Pequonnock River. The sunken vessel has deteriorated to the point that a salvage operation could result in breaking it apart. The Berkshire No. 7 was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 21, 1978.

NRHP reference number: 78002837

Black Rock Harbor (Q4921721)
item type: harbor
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Black Rock Harbor is located in Bridgeport, Connecticut on Long Island Sound. The Black Rock Harbor Light on Fayerweather Island marks the entrance to the harbor on its east, while St. Mary's by the Sea forms its western beachhead. Seaside Park runs along the northeastern part of the harbor. The harbor is the mouth of Cedar Creek. It is a protected harbor that developed as a trade port and shipbuilding center in the 18th century. It is now primarily a recreational harbor, having been superseded by the Bridgeport Harbor, which was enlarged by substantial breakwaters in 1907.

USGS GNIS ID: 205563

Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church (Q7626114)
item type: church building
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Sts. Cyril and Methodius Parish is a Roman Catholic church in Bridgeport, Connecticut, now part of the Diocese of Bridgeport.

Blessed Sacrament Church (Q4926285)
item type: church building
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church is a Black Catholic parish in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in the Diocese of Bridgeport.

website: http://www.blessedsacramentbpt.org

L'Ambiance Plaza (Q6455532)
item type: structural failure
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The L'Ambiance Plaza collapse was one of the worst disasters in modern Connecticut history. L'Ambiance Plaza was a 16-story residential project under construction in Bridgeport, Connecticut, at the corner of Washington Avenue and Coleman Street. Its partially erect frame completely collapsed on April 23, 1987, killing 28 construction workers. Failure was possibly due to high concrete stresses on the floor slabs by the placement process resulting in cracking, ending in a type of punch-through failure. Several observers suggested the collapse was preventable and highlighted the deficiencies of the lift slab construction technique. This collapse prompted a major nationwide federal investigation into lift slab construction as well as a temporary moratorium on its use in Connecticut.

St. Andrew Church (Q7586915)
item type: church building
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

St. Andrew Church, Roman Catholic Bridgeport, Connecticut is part of the Diocese of Bridgeport.

WCUM (Q7948150)
item type: radio station
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

WCUM (1450 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish tropical format. Licensed to Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States, it serves the Bridgeport area. The station is owned by Radio Cumbre Broadcasting.

website: http://wcum1450.com

Fairfield County Courthouse (Q5430266)
item type: county courthouse
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Fairfield County Courthouse, also known as the Court of Common Pleas, is located at 172 Golden Hill Street in downtown Bridgeport, Connecticut. It is also known as Geographical Area (GA) Courthouse No. 2 at Bridgeport. It is a Richardsonian Romanesque brick building built in 1888. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. It still functions as a courthouse where all but the most serious criminal cases are heard.

NRHP reference number: 82004376

Ritz Ballroom, Bridgeport (Q14715100)
item type: nightclub / venue
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Ritz Ballroom was a popular cabaret, jazz, and swing nightclub located in the Black Rock neighborhood of Bridgeport, Connecticut near Ash Creek.

St. Augustine Cathedral (Q7587166)
item type: catholic cathedral
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

St. Augustine Cathedral, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States, is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport.

Pleasure Beach (Q7204272)
item type: ghost town
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Pleasure Beach is the Bridgeport portion of a Connecticut barrier beach that extends 2.5 miles (4 km) westerly from Point No Point (the portion in the adjoining town of Stratford is known as Long Beach). Prior to June, 2014, when Pleasure Beach re-opened, the area was Connecticut's largest and most recent ghost town after it was abandoned in the late 1990s due to a fire on the bridge connecting it to the mainland. It is surrounded on three sides by water (Lewis Gut to the north, Bridgeport Harbor to the west, and Long Island Sound to the south).

This item might be defunct. The English Wikipedia article is in these categories: Former populated places in Fairfield County, Connecticut
Ahavath Achim Synagogue (Q4673577)
item type: synagogue
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Ahavath Achim Synagogue was located at 725 Hancock Avenue in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The building was built in 1926 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 11, 1995, as "West End Congregation--Achavath [sic] Achim Synagogue". The building is a rare example in Bridgeport of a Colonial Revival house of worship containing details such as a portico with fluted columns and round arch stained-glass windows. Bridgeport architect Leonard Asheim designed many municipal and ecclesiastical buildings from 1910 to 1940.

website: http://www.ahavathachim.org/; NRHP reference number: 95000574

This item might be defunct. The English Wikipedia article is in these categories: Former synagogues in Connecticut
Sterling Hill Historic District (Q7611423)
item type: historic district
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Sterling Hill Historic District in Bridgeport, Connecticut is a historic district that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. The district is a two-block area of 43 urban residential structures dating as far back as 1821. Most of the buildings are from later in the 19th century when the neighborhood was largely occupied by Irish working-class residents. Most of the early buildings are vernacular wood-frame structures with modest Federal, Greek Revival, or Gothic Revival details, while the later additions include multiunit tenement-style buildings. The area includes the oldest urbanized part of the city.

NRHP reference number: 92000335

Grand Street Bridge (Connecticut) (Q16891867)
item type: bridge
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Grand Street Bridge was a double-leaf deck-girder bascule bridge in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States, that spanned the Pequonnock River and connected Grand Street and Artic Street. It was one of three movable bridges planned by the City of Bridgeport in 1916 at the request of the War Department during World War I. Construction was completed in 1919, but the delays surrounding the construction went to the Connecticut Supreme Court in case of Edward DeV. Tompkins, Inc. vs. City of Bridgeport, Connecticut. The court ruled in favor of Tompkins and awarded damages equal to the contract. In 1936, the bridge had excessive settling and required the replacement of its southeast pier. As part of the repairs, a new floor and electrical system were installed. In 1965, the floor was replaced with a steel grate on I-beam floor. In 1984, the eastern approach span was replaced and the northwest trunnion post was reconstructed. The bridge was closed in the 1990s and dismantled in 1999.

This item might be defunct. The English Wikipedia article is in these categories: 1999 disestablishments in Connecticut, Buildings and structures demolished in 1999, Demolished bridges in the United States
Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (Q7110797)
item type: church building
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish is a Roman Catholic church in Bridgeport, Connecticut, part of the Diocese of Bridgeport.

Pleasure Beach Bridge (Q16898616)
item type: bridge
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Pleasure Beach Bridge is a movable Warren through-truss bridge in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Completed in 1927, it functioned as a toll bridge until the Great Depression, when it was transferred to the city of Bridgeport. Its service life came to an end after it was badly damaged by fire in 1996, cutting off access to Pleasure Beach. In the decade following the fire, several bonds to fund a new bridge were proposed, but ultimately fell through. Pleasure Beach has become the subject of debate, whether it will become an undisturbed protected salt marsh or be revitalized. An alternate method of access via water taxi service, first made possible by a grant in 2009, was not realized until 2013.

This item might be defunct. The English Wikipedia article is in these categories: 1996 disestablishments in Connecticut, Former toll bridges in Connecticut
WICC (Q7950593)
item type: radio station
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

WICC (600 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station in Bridgeport, Connecticut, owned by Connoisseur Media. It airs as a talk radio format featuring local shows with Melissa Sheketoff, Lisa Wexler and Paul Pacelli. Nationally syndicated programs include Dave Ramsey, Ben Shapiro and Red Eye Radio. Weekends feature shows on safe money, Italian music, and oldies. Most hours begin with world and national news from NBC News Radio. WICC is a member of the New York Yankees Radio Network and also airs Sacred Heart University athletics.

Marina Village (Q6763937)
item type: construction
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Marina Village is a housing project located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Marina Village was built in 1940 with support from the Bridgeport NAACP. It is run by the Bridgeport Housing Authority and was developed as a result of the Housing Act of 1949.

Father Panik Village (Q5437640)
item type: building
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Father Panik Village was a housing project located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Ground was broken in 1939, and it opened as Yellow Mill Village, the first public housing project in the state. The Village was renamed in honor of Father Stephen Panik in 1955, a Catholic priest from Saints Cyril and Methodius Church who campaigned for affordable housing. As it was built during World War II, the Bridgeport NAACP and local citizens rallied for this project to be built in 1939.

This item might be defunct. The English Wikipedia article is in these categories: Buildings and structures demolished in 1986, Buildings and structures demolished in 1994, Demolished buildings and structures in Connecticut
Congress Street Bridge (Connecticut) (Q16890619)
item type: bridge
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Congress Street Bridge was a movable deck-girder Scherzer rolling-lift bridge in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States. In 1909, the City of Bridgeport tasked a special commission to oversee the construction of a bridge at Congress Street. The original construction was completed in 1911 for $300,000. The bridge served as a street car, vehicle and pedestrian bridge throughout its service life. In 1997, the bridge was closed after the Connecticut Department of Transportation found the substructure to be moving. The bridge was demolished in 2010 and $40 million funding for a new bridge has since been secured. The Congress Street bridge was on the Connecticut Historical Commission's list of bridges.

This item might be defunct. The English Wikipedia article is in these categories: Demolished bridges in the United States
P.T. Barnum Bridge (Q24204305)
item type: road bridge
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The P.T. Barnum Bridge is a highway bridge carrying Interstate 95 and the Connecticut Turnpike over the Pequonnock River in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

This item might be defunct. The English Wikipedia article is in these categories: Former toll bridges in Connecticut
Bridgeport International Academy (Q4966599)
item type: school
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Bridgeport International Academy (BIA) is a private college preparatory school in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The school is located adjacent to the seaside campus of the University of Bridgeport. Students have the opportunity to take college courses and use university facilities.

website: http://www.bridgeportacademy.org/

2013 Fairfield train crash (Q13359635)
item type: derailment / train collision
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Fairfield/Bridgeport train crash occurred on May 17, 2013, when a Metro-North Railroad passenger train derailed between the Fairfield Metro and Bridgeport stations in Fairfield, Connecticut, in the United States. The derailed train fouled the adjacent line and a train heading in the opposite direction then collided with it. There were at least 65 injured among the approximately 250 people on board each of the two trains. Metro-North reported damages at $18.5 million.

United States Post Office–Bridgeport Main (Q7891132)
item type: building
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Bridgeport Main Post Office is located at 120 Middle Street in Bridgeport, Connecticut. It is a three-story Moderne/Art Deco, designed by Louis A. Simon, the supervising architect of the United States Treasury Department, and completed in 1934. The building notably includes artwork funded by the department's Section of Painting and Sculpture, with murals in its lobby area drawn by R. L. Lambden depicting mail delivery through the ages.

NRHP reference number: 86000453

Eagle's Nest (Q5324970)
item type: building
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Eagle's Nest, also once known as the Johnson-DeRivera House, was a house at 282-284 Logan St. in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Probably built in the early 1830s, it was the centerpiece of a large farm prior to the area's subdivision and residential development, and was home to what is believed to be Connecticut's first Puerto Rican immigrant. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The house was subsequently damaged by an arsonist and demolished; on its site is the Jettie Tisdale School.

NRHP reference number: 79002630

This item might be defunct. The English Wikipedia article is in these categories: Demolished buildings and structures in Connecticut
Pequonnock River Railroad Bridge (Q7166598)
item type: bascule bridge
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Pequonnock River Railroad Bridge is a railroad drawbridge (movable bridge) over the Pequonnock River in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Owned by the State of Connecticut and maintained and operated by both Amtrak and Metro-North Railroad, it is also referred to as Pequonnock River Bridge, PECK Bridge, and Undergrade Bridge 55.90 (the mileage from Grand Central Terminal). Currently the bridge is part of the Northeast Corridor line, carrying rail traffic of Amtrak and Metro-North, as well as freight trains operated by the Providence & Worcester Railroad.

NRHP reference number: 87000843

Elmer S. Dailey (Q16736337)
item type: archaeological site / watercraft
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Elmer S. Dailey, originally known as the Claire B. Follette, is a wooden barge built by William H. Follette in 1915 at Tonawanda, New York, and rebuilt and renamed in 1928 by Brown Drydock on Staten Island, New York. It was used to transport materials from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. It is the only known surviving Erie Canal boat and is one of a few remaining wooden-hulled canal boats. It sank in 1974 along with the Priscilla Dailey and the Berkshire No. 7 in the harbor of Bridgeport, Connecticut on the west side of the Pequonnock River. It has deteriorated to the point that a salvage operation could result in it breaking apart. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 21, 1978.

Mary and Eliza Freeman Houses (Q6781010)
item type: house
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Mary and Eliza Freeman Houses are historic residences in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The simple, clapboard-covered dwellings were built in 1848 in what became known as Little Liberia, a neighborhood settled by free blacks starting in the first quarter of the nineteenth century. As the last surviving houses of this neighborhood on their original foundations, these were added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 22, 1999. The houses are the oldest remaining houses in Connecticut built by free blacks, before the state completed its gradual abolition of slavery in 1848. The homes and nearby Walter's Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church are also listed sites on the Connecticut Freedom Trail.

NRHP reference number: 99000110

Ash Creek (Q4804365)
item type: landform
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Ash Creek is a tidal creek and intertidal wetland in Fairfield County, Connecticut that serves as a border between the city of Bridgeport and the town of Fairfield. It is the last salt water estuary in the area, extending from Long Island Sound and up the Rooster River.

Bridgeport Harbor (Q4966591)
item type: port / inlet
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Bridgeport Harbor is an inlet on the north side of Long Island Sound in Bridgeport, Connecticut. It was carved by the retreat of the glaciers during the last ice age approximately 13,000 years ago.

Bridgeport Harbor Light (Q3378190)
item type: house lighthouse
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Bridgeport Harbor Light, later the Bridgeport Harbor Lighthouse, was a lighthouse in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States. It is located on the west side of the Bridgeport Harbor entrance and the north side of Long Island Sound. Originally constructed in 1851 and rebuilt in 1871 with a dwelling, it had a red-fixed light throughout its service life. The builder and first keeper of the light was Abraham A. McNeil who is also credited as improvising the first light for the Bridgeport Harbor in 1844. By 1953, the lighthouse was in poor condition and the United States Coast Guard opted to build a skeleton tower in its place. In the 2014 edition of the Light List Volume 1, the skeleton tower is marked as "Light 13A" with a height of 57 feet (17 m) and a visual marker of a square green dayboard with a green reflective border. The lighthouse was sold and an attempt was made to move it to serve as a monument for Connecticut's maritime history, but it was later decided to scrap the structure. The lighthouse caught fire and was destroyed during the dismantling in 1953.

Admiralty number: J0830

Hotel Beach (Q5911233)
item type: hotel
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Hotel Beach, also known historically as the Hotel Barnum, is a historic hotel building at 140 Fairfield Ave. in Bridgeport, Connecticut. It is a thirteen-story Art Deco tower built in 1927 and designed by Thomas, Martin & Kirkpatrick. It is one of the city's outstanding Art Deco buildings, built when the city was at its peak. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. It is a contributing building in the Bridgeport Downtown North Historic District, NRHP-listed in 1987. It is currently a residential apartment building called Barnum House.

NRHP reference number: 78002839

Iranistan (Q14714956)
item type: building
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Iranistan was a Moorish Revival mansion in Bridgeport, Connecticut commissioned by P. T. Barnum in 1848. It was designed by Bohemian-American architect Leopold Eidlitz. At this "beautiful country seat" Barnum played host to such famous contemporaries as the Hutchinson Family Singers, Matthew Arnold, George Armstrong Custer, Horace Greeley, and Mark Twain. The grandiose structure survived only a decade before being destroyed by fire in 1857. It was one of five such fires in the showman's life that "burned to the ground all his accomplishments".

This item might be defunct. The English Wikipedia article is in these categories: 1857 disestablishments in Connecticut, Buildings and structures demolished in 1857, Demolished buildings and structures in Connecticut
Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport (Q280827)
item type: diocese of the Catholic Church
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Diocese of Bridgeport is a Latin Church ecclesiastical jurisdiction or diocese of the Catholic Church located in the southwestern part of the state of Connecticut, and its boundaries are the same as that of Fairfield County, Connecticut. There are 82 parishes in the diocese. Its cathedral is St. Augustine Cathedral in Bridgeport. The Diocese of Bridgeport is a suffragan diocese within the ecclesiastical province of the metropolitan Archdiocese of Hartford.

website: http://www.bridgeportdiocese.com

Seaside Institute (Q7441838)
item type: construction / educational institution
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Seaside Institute in Bridgeport, Connecticut is a Richardsonian Romanesque rock-faced granite, brick, brownstone and terracotta building designed by Warren R. Briggs and completed in 1887 at the corner of Lafayette and Atlantic avenues, not far from Seaside Park. Originally built for the use and benefit of the female employees of the Warner Brothers Corset Company, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. The buildings is currently used by the Bridgeport International Academy.

NRHP reference number: 82004374