Category Archives: History

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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The Ultimate Price

Today is Memorial Day in the United States. Memorial Day isn’t about Veterans, servicemen and women, parades, flyovers, sales or backyard barbecues. I’m not trying to diminish the importance of any of those groups/things. Those are all good, except for sales, … Continue reading

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Are You Sure We Have Time for a Beer?

When I arrived at the bar, you had already ordered. “You’re late.” “I know. I’m sorry. I had to drop some bills at the post office.” “Not to worry, my young friend, everything is under control.” “Hi Dan. Yuengling?” “Hi … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Braintree Part-II

When I swung through Braintree, MA last week, I was hoping to find at least one historic door to share. I wasn’t expecting to land smack-dab in the middle of the historic district and I wasn’t expecting to get sucked … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Wendy’s Doors

In the comments of the post where I featured the doors of the Captain Benjamin Allyn house, Wendy mentioned that her great-great-great…great grandfather lived in Braintree, Massachusetts back in the 1600s. I told her that, if I ever had the … Continue reading

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