This has been a very busy week. I was unable to finish the research on the remaining Suffield, Connecticut doors, and the doors of Suffield Academy, but I have something I like very much. On the way home from getting my haircut, I took advantage of the diminished traffic (due to the continuing shutdown) and I explored a section of Hartford that would normally be packed with cars and ‘no parking’ zones. Rather than try and paraphrase the great folks over at Historic Buildings CT, I’m just going to quote them:
“At the corner of Charter Oak Avenue and Wyllys Street in Hartford is a former factory complex erected by the Atlantic Screw Works, which built machines to manufacture screws. The company was established in 1877 in New York State, but moved to Hartford in 1879. It was originally based in rented space in the Colt Armory. By 1902 the company was ready to erect its own building. The earliest section of their new factory was built in 1902-1903. The longer section, designed by Davis & Brooks, was built c. 1910 and more than doubled the company’s operating capabilities. The company lasted into the 1970s and the building was converted to office space in the 1980s.”
A nearby building, that of Capewell Manufacturing appears to have also been turned into lofts and condos. Capewell made machines that made horse nails. It looks like a wonderful place to live, and I am so glad they preserved this building. I hope you enjoy the pictures in the gallery as much as I do. You do like bricks, don’t you?
This post is part of the fun weekly bloghop known as Thursday Doors. Founded by the king of doors, Norm Frampton, it’s a weekly celebration of all things door. If you want to join us, head on up to Norm’s place.