Thursday Doors – Loomis or Chaffee?

I’m wondering how many of my regular readers saw the photo of the Windsor Historical Society building in Monday’s post and thought: “I bet he’s coming back to those doors on Thursday.” What can I say, I’m nothing if not predictable. The stone bridge’s birthday party will ultimately lead to three blog posts. There was... Continue Reading →

Thursday Doors – Windsor Green Part II

Last week, I featured some of the public-use buildings around the Windsor Connecticut Historic Green. An interesting fact about those buildings, is that most of them are not historic buildings. Only the original section of the Library is on the Registry of Historic Buildings. Ironically, the Green itself is on the Registry, and the buildings... Continue Reading →

Thursday Doors – Elm Street Hartford

Elm Street sits along the southern edge of Bushnell Park in Hartford, Connecticut and it boasts several of the city’s listed historic buildings. Today, several of these buildings are occupied by CT government departments – Hartford is the state capital, but these beauties began their lives serving Hartford’s signature industry, insurance. In the 1920s, Elm... Continue Reading →

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 smaller building is the building in which I had my cabinet shop in the mid-80s.... Continue Reading →

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