23 04, 2018

Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine

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A National Historic Landmark and State Archaeological Preserve, Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine (1773) in East Granby, Connecticut is the oldest surviving state prison in the nation. The site consists of forty-five acres of land, including the one-acre prison yard enclosed by a 12' tall masonry perimeter wall that encompasses the entrance [...]

26 12, 2017

Trinity Episcopal Church, Hartford, CT – Founded 1859

By | 2018-02-16T16:57:23+00:00 December 26th, 2017|Comments Off on Trinity Episcopal Church, Hartford, CT – Founded 1859

History of Trinity Parish Trinity Parish was founded in 1859 by twelve families living in the Asylum Hill neighborhood of Hartford. At that time, the common practice of churches was to raise funds for their operation by the rental of pews. Trinity was a pioneer in Hartford in making the decision to be a [...]

26 01, 2017

The Mark Twain House in Hartford, CT USA

By | 2018-01-27T23:59:09+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Comments Off on The Mark Twain House in Hartford, CT USA

Samuel and Olivia "Livy" Clemens were married in 1870 and moved to Hartford in 1871. The family first rented a house on Forest Street‚ in the Nook Farm neighborhood‚ from Livy’s friends‚ John and Isabella Beecher Hooker‚ and later purchased land on Farmington Avenue. In 1873‚ they engaged New York architect Edward Tuckerman Potter to [...]

2 05, 2016

Tour a Historic 1908 home – The “Gray Birches”

By | 2018-01-27T23:51:34+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on Tour a Historic 1908 home – The “Gray Birches”

Nicknamed “The Gray Birches,” this charming property was built for Edwin N. White, a managing partner of The White & Wyckoff Manufacturing Company (W & W). Originally started in August of 1889, The W & W Manufacturing Company began with eight employees; E. N. White managed the finances while F. D. Smith headed the manufacturing [...]

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