Tag Archives: Hartford

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, … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – The Gold Building

Thirty-five years ago this week, I rolled into Hartford, Connecticut for a permanent stay. I had been here in June 1981 for an interview, but it wasn’t until August 3rd that I arrived here from Seattle, Washington via the Trans-Canada … 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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One Liner Wednesday – Play Ball

“Maybe we should have hired these guys to build the ballpark.” Well over a year ago, DoNo Corporation (that stands for Downtown North, but I think we can have some fun with that name) started building Dunkin Donuts Park in … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Union Station

To avoid any confusion, I should say Hartford Union Station. There are many Union Stations in this country, and I’ve been to quite a few, but almost all of my train journeys pass through this one. While I enjoy the … Continue reading

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Backroads and Circles

I’ve been moaning about traffic in and around Hartford lately. I have one more traffic / New England driver related rant coming – just giving you fair warning, but this is not it. Today, I have a bad news / … Continue reading

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