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William H. Judd, circa 1892The Stamford Historical Society Presents

Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries
Photos and Objects from Our Collection

William Judd Home

William Hawley Judd (1850-1927) was engaged in the lumber business all his life.

Beginning in 1853, the lumber company Fox and St. John, later named Hoyt and St. John and eventually Hoyt, Getman & Judd, carried on a large business at the canal dock. As the company grew, the manufacturing segment of the business was separated from the mercantile aspects and incorporated in 1885 under the name of The St. John Wood Working Company. The name of Hoyt was dropped from the above company in 1897 and Mr. Judd became president of Getman & Judd. He was also secretary-treasurer at the St. John Wood Working Company. Getman & Judd remained in the lumber business until 1965.

At the time of his death Mr. Judd was a vice-president of the Stamford Trust Co., a director and member of the executive committee of the Stamford Savings Bank, and sat on the boards of various insurance companies. In later years he had an interest in the East Branch Dock Company which leased dockage in connection with the ferry service between Stamford and Oyster Bay.

William Judd Home, 19 Glenbrook AvenueMr. Judd was a descendent of early settlers in Cambridge, Mass., and was a member of the Sons of the Revolution. He held many local club memberships, including the Stamford Yacht Club. He was educated in private schools in Stamford and later was a director at King School.

His obituary cites him as having been “devoted to the civic welfare of Stamford during his entire life.” During the borough form of government in Stamford, he served as a member of the Board of Burgess.

Home, 19 Glenbrook Avenue

William H. Judd moved into his new Glenbrook home from 804 Atlantic Street in 1907. The Society is fortunate to have a variety of interior photos of the house.

Office interior at Hoyt, Getman & Judd,
with inset portrait of Mr. Judd, "Picturesque Stamford," 1892

Photo selection of the Month, November 2004

Introduction to the Exhibits
Best Seats in the House
Description of Chairs
Gracious Living in Stamford
Hallway Displays from the Collection
Pictures from the Opening Reception
Victorian Tea
Living Rooms
Books and Music
Life at Home
Henri Bendel Mansion

Judd Home
Wilbur Lewis Homes
Marion Castle
Blachley Lodge
Linden Lodge
Katharine Merritt's Photo Album
By the Water
Strawberry Hill
Wardwell Homes