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11. Peter Paul, Goodyear, and McKim, Mead and White

Naugatuck is known for the accomplishments of its residents including J.H. Whittemore who changed the look of the community with 11 architectural commissions to McKim, Mead and White; Charles Goodyear who received a patent for the vulcanization of rubber in 1843; and Peter Halajian who opened a candy store that evolved into Peter Paul Mounds. Today, the factory on Rte. 63 south is the only place in the world where Mounds and Almond Joys are made.