Meriden first became a town in May of 1806 and then a city in June of 1867. In an effort to improve this new city, many houses, churches, and schools were built. Some of these establishments are depicted in our tour. Our Meriden Tour presently has 35 slides of various buildings, schools, churches, and streets from the turn of the century. To take our tour, use the buttons below and you will be guided through various scenes of old Meriden. Also, you can use the alphabetized drop down list to jump to any point on the tour.