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Encyclopedia > Glenbrook, Connecticut

Glenbrook is a section (or neighborhood) of the city of Stamford, Connecticut. It is located on the eastern side of the city, east of Downtown, north of the East Side and the Cove sections and south of the Springdale section. To the east is Darien. Nickname: The City that Works Location in Connecticut Coordinates: Counties Fairfield County Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Area    - City 52. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Downtown Stamford, Connecticut is an economically thriving section of Stamford, Connecticut with major retail establishments, a shopping mall and the headquarters of major corporations, as well as other retail businesses and offices. ... The East Side of Stamford, Connecticut is a neighborhood of mostly modest homes in southern part of the city. ... Darien is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ...


The area consists of mostly older, relatively modest homes on small lots, although there is a range from more expensive, large old homes and low-cost public housing. There are several retail sections, including a shopping plaza as well as an industrial park. The neighborhood also has schools and several churches, and a a Metro-North train station on the New Canaan line. Metro-North (officially MTA Metro-North Railroad) is a suburban commuter railroad running service from New York City to the northern suburbs in New York State and Connecticut. ... New Canaan is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ...


The Glenbrook Fire Department has an annual block party popular in the neighborhood.


There is a Glenbrook Neighborhood Association which recently raised money for a small park on Hope Street.


United House Wrecking is a popular, distinctive store in Glenbrook.


St. Vladimir's Cathedral on Wenzel Terrace is the headquarters for the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Stamford, a diocese of Ukrainian Rite Roman Catholics that extends across New England and New York state.


History

Glenbrook was originally called "New Hope" but in the 1870s residents decided they wanted a name more pleasing to the ear and came up with "Glen-Brook."[1]


Charles Henry Phillips, a British pharmacist who invented and patented hydrate of magnesia ("Phillips Milk of Magnesia") had an estate at 666 Glenbrook Road. His heirs sold the Charles H. Phillips Company to Sterling Drug in 1923, which maintained a plant in Glenbrook until 1976.[1] Charles Henry Phillips (1820 – 1882) was an English pharmacist who is universally known for his invention Phillips Milk of Magnesia. ... A bottle of Phillips Milk of Magnesia in the 1900s. ... Sterling Drug was a global pharmaceutical company based in the United States, later known as Sterling-Winthrop, Inc, whose primary product lines included diagnostic imaging agents, hormonal products, cardiovascular products, analgesics, antihistamines and muscle relaxants. ...


Footnotes

  1. ^ a b "Glenbrook began and remains a community of hope," article (no by-line) in "Profiles in Stamford: Then ... and Now ..." an advertising supplement to The Advocate of Stamford, August 24, 2006, page 18 of the supplement

August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • AmeriCares, an international relief organization, is located at 88 Hamilton Ave. in Glenbrook.
  • Glenbrook Neighborhood Association
  • Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Stamford
  • United House Wrecking

 
 

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