Category Archives: History

Thursday Doors – 27 Quality Avenue

If you were opening a custom furniture shop, you might think “27 Quality Avenue” would be a pretty perfect address. That’s what I thought. I remember that thought lasting just long enough to apply for a commercial loan. When I … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Sad Story

There are three major mill buildings in the Somersville section of Somers, Connecticut. The Picking House at 49 Maple St. The Somerville Manufacturing Company, across the street from the waterfall, and the much smaller workshop/warehouse behind Somersville Manufacturing Company. That … Continue reading

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CT Civilian Conservation Corps Museum

A few weeks ago, while traveling the “back way” to the highway, I noticed the sign shown at the right. It wasn’t open the day I drove past, but I knew that I had to visit. After the short hike … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Maple Street

I should begin with a quick disclaimer for Paul over at Shadow & Substance – no monsters were harmed during the research for this post. In addition to being a favorite Twilight Zone episode, and the highway exit that I … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Windsor Freight Depot

Several months ago, I featured the Windsor, Connecticut Train Station for Thursday Doors. About 200 feet southeast of the train station is the Windsor Freight Depot. The depot was built by the Hartford and New Haven Railroad, to handle freight … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – First Presbyterian Church Hartford

The history surrounding today’s featured church is not unlike that of many of the historic churches whose doors I’ve featured in the past. When you need an impressive door, a church is a good place to go. This church has … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – American Woolen Company

In the early 1980s, before various highways had been completed / expanded, the fastest way for me to get to the MASS Pike (I-90) heading east toward Boston, was to cut diagonally across some Connecticut farmland and through the town … Continue reading

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