Irish Move to the Suburbs

West Haven, being on the rail line and so close to New Haven, was one of the first places that Irish families from New Haven moved to. We also have photos of Savin Rock Park on our Leisure page, as it was located in West Haven.

West Haven, New Haven, CT

These are images of Wallingford, CT during the late 1880’s to early 1900’s. Many Irish families moved to Wallingford from New Haven. Many worked in the Silver companies. Many opened shops and pubs.

Wallingford, New Haven, CT

Like West Haven, Hamden was very close to New Haven and therefore attracted some of the Irish families from New Haven.

Hamden, New Haven, CT