Category Archives: History

Happy Labor Day 2015

I wrote this post in 2012. This blog was slightly over a year old but had collected fewer views in 14 months than it usually does in one month today. I am re-posting this for three reasons. 1) I like … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors–First Church in Windsor

One of the first people I met after moving to Connecticut was my best friend John. One of the first places he took me was a local hot dog stand called Bart’s for a dinner of hot dogs and burgers. … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors–Webster Memorial Building

I drive by this building a lot, and even before I was on the lookout for interesting doors, I liked this one. It’s on the corner of the street that my barber’s shop is on and it’s only a few … Continue reading

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Urban Hike

Several weeks ago, I used the doors at the Riverside Park Boat House for my contribution to Norm’s Thursday Doors series. In that post, I talked about how the Hartford Riverside Recapture agency has done a great job of bringing … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Denslow House

How many things can you accomplish with one blog post? At least three. I chose today’s door because it looks good in black and white. This allows me to complete the black and white five-day photo challenge that Cordelia’s Mom … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – The Lockkeeper’s House

I did manage to get out in the light rain and walk around Washington, DC long enough to add to my stock of door photos. You’re probably thinking “you spent time walking around our Nation’s Capital and this is the … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Hazardville Institute

These are the doors to a success story in north-central Connecticut. In the mid-1800s, Col Augustus Hazard donated land at the corner of Hazard Avenue and North Maple Street (in an area of Enfield, CT that would become known as … Continue reading

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