first posts in July told about the start of the American School for the Deaf in Hartford, encouraged and funded by the father of a young deaf girl, Sarah Cosgrove.
Today the school is in West Hartford, but it was originally founded in downtown Hartford.
This statue of Sarah Cosgrove is in a small triangular park at the intersection of Farmington and Asylum Avenues, near the original location of the school.
ASD was first called the Deaf and Dumb Asylum. Isn't "Asylum Avenue" an appropriate reminder of the area's history?
There is something to be said for political correctness. It's a nice reminder of an important young lady.
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