Ebenezer Bulkley House (1750)

January 4th, 2014 Posted in Colonial, Fairfield, Houses | Comments Off

349 Beach Rd., Fairfield

The saltbox house at 349 Beach Road in Fairfield was built before 1750. The residence of Ebenezer Peter Bulkeley, it is one of the few houses to survive the burning of Fairfield by the British in 1779.

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93 Elm Street, Hartford (1865)

January 3rd, 2014 Posted in Hartford, Houses, Italianate | Comments Off

93 Elm Street, Hartford

Here’s a building that has recently been beautifully restored: 93 Elm Street in Hartford (on the left in the image above) is part of a row of houses (93, 95 and 97 Elm Street) located across from Bushnell Park. These Italianate brownstone structures, many more of which once lined Elm Street along the park, were built in the 1860s by Andrew West, builder-architect. They were probably originally built as two double (two-family) houses (93-95 and 97) and are referred to in the Nomination for the Elm Street Historic District as the Huntington-Callender and Chapman-Taft Houses. In recent years, No. 93 had fallen into disrepair, with exterior walls actually crumbling. Owners Sara and Luke Bronin restored the house, recreating a bay window to match the one at No. 95. For their efforts, they received an award from the Hartford Preservation Alliance last year.

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Robert and Anna J. White House (1894)

January 2nd, 2014 Posted in Houses, Queen Anne, Watertown | Comments Off

404 Main St., Watertown

We continue the new year with a Queen Anne house at 404 Main Street in Watertown. It was built in 1894 for Robert and Anna J. White and features features shingled gables and quatrefoil cutwork balustrades. It now houses businesses.

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Walter E. Strong House (1881)

January 1st, 2014 Posted in Bristol, Houses, Italianate | Comments Off

19-21 Spring St., Bristol

Happy New Year! We start the new year with an Italianate house in Bristol. Located at 19-21 Spring Street, it was built by Joel T. Case in 1881 and was the home of Walter E. Strong, owner of the South Side Market. The house is also known as the Arnold House.

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Lebanon Grange Hall (1885)

December 31st, 2013 Posted in Commercial Buildings, Lebanon, Organizations, Queen Anne | Comments Off

Lebanon Green Market

Located at 199 West Town Street in Lebanon, just off the Lebanon Green, is a building which is today home to the Lebanon Green Market. It was built in 1885 by the Lebanon Grange No. 21 as a cooperative store and social hall–the first in Connecticut built specifically for the purpose of housing a Grange chapter. While nationally the Grange Movement became involved in political issues, the Lebanon Grange focused more on its educational and social role, with music playing an important part in its activities. The Lebanon Grange acquired an organ in 1898.

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Lyman House (1770)

December 30th, 2013 Posted in Colonial, Houses, Lebanon | Comments Off

Lyman House, Lebanon

Located at 37 West Town Street in Lebanon, along the Lebanon Green, is a house built circa 1770. It is referred to as the Lyman House in the nomination for the Lebanon Green Historic District. A driveway next to the house leads to the Lebanon Senior Center. Read the rest of this entry »

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St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Colchester (2006)

December 29th, 2013 Posted in Byzantine Revival, Churches, Colchester, Postmodern | Comments Off

St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church

Ukrainian immigrants in Colchester formed a church in 1921, purchasing a house on Pleasant Street. The ground floor was to serve as a chapel and the second floor as the residence of the pastor. The new church was called the Greek Catholic Orthodox Independent Church of St. Mary. The parish became a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Diocese in 1948 and a church with a gilded Byzantine cupola was soon constructed. The church was destroyed by an explosion on September 10, 2004. The cornerstone for a new St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church was dedicated on Monday, August 15, 2005 and the building, located 178 Linwood Avenue, was completed the following year.

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