City of Waterbury
The original settlement of Waterbury dates back to 1674 and the city’s name is referenced to its proximity to the Naugatuck River and its many tributaries which flow through the heart of the city.
Waterbury today is tapping into its creative energy to forge a new future.
It is proud of a long, illustrious heritage of its past which truly contributes and molds its present and its future.
The City of Waterbury is filled with great tradition and history. Starting with the beautiful clock tower which is a replica of Torre del Mangia at the Palazzo Publico in Sienna, Italy, we have a sense of history and culture of the people that first populated the city. Henry Bacon, a famed architect who designed the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., was the same architect who designed the original building of Waterbury Hospital. As we enjoy the beauty of Fulton Park, we realize that its landscape architect was Frederick Law Olmsted, the same architect who designed Central Park in New York City. As we walk down Main Street and look at the Waterbury Green, we see the Rogers Smith Hotel where John Fitzgerald Kennedy announced his candidacy for president in the early 1960’s. Great artists, such as Arthur Miller, lived nearby, and great scientists, such as Dr. Robert Gallo, the co-discoverer of HIV, are natives of Waterbury. Dillon McDermott, a popular actor, has his home in Waterbury, as does Rick Mastraccio, one of the current NASA astronauts.