William Lanson (c. 1776 - c. 1851)

Lanson was responsible for helping to extend New Haven's wharf far into New Haven Harbor, expediting the city's growth as a key port, according to the Hartford Courant. During his life, the self-taught mason, contractor, and property owner of what is now Wooster Square earned accolades from New... Plan of the City of New Haven by J. W. Barber, 1831/History and Antiquities of New Haven