Understanding and appreciating Connecticut’s built environment is at the center of Preservation Connecticut’s mission. A new book, Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places demonstrates the diversity of Connecticut architecture and the many ways our buildings express the lives and ideals of their creators and users.
Authored by Preservation Connecticut Deputy Director Christopher Wigren, this book promises to be an important resource for years to come. In his guide, Wigren introduces readers – visitors and residents alike – to 100 places that reflect the diversity of Connecticut. Our state boasts some of the oldest and most distinctive architecture in New England, from colonial churches and Modernist houses to refurbished 19th-century factories. Our history includes landscapes of small farmsteads, country churches, urban streets, tobacco sheds, quiet maritime villages, town greens, and, more recently, suburbs and corporate headquarters.
The book reflects more than 30 years of fieldwork and research in statewide architectural surveys, National Register of Historic Places nomination forms, and more.
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