History Wall Info #5

Hull Building and Hull Family

J. Myron Hull [1850-1937] real estate and land developer, wrote in 1904 that Madison was β€œan ideal place to spend the hot months, a town that is worthy of the attention of every person contemplating spending the summer away from the heat of the city or inland town.” The summer residents and the tourists soon captured the interest of local property owners. Chicken coops were transformed into tourist cabins and the farmland of Middle Beach, Seaview, Buffalo Bay, and Webster Point became magnets for those with money to afford a summer home.”

Warner P. Lord and Beverly J. Montgomery, in the introduction to Madison, Connecticut in the Twentieth Century, Charlotte L. Evarts Memorial Archives and Madison Historical Society, (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 1998), 9-10.