Posts Tagged ‘ historic preservation ’

Greenwich woman gifts a historic property to Greenwich Land Trust

Jun 27th, 2012 | By

There’s a corner on a back country road in Greenwich that will forever keep its rural atmosphere, thanks to landowner Louise Mueller’s recent gift of her property on Old Mill and Round Hill Roads to the Greenwich Land Trust. For more on this story, visit: Landmark decision: Greenwich woman gifts a historic property to Greenwich

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Norwich workshop looks at prioritizing historic buildings, then preserving them | The Day

Dec 15th, 2011 | By

The same answers arose Wednesday to some of the same questions that have been asked for the past four decades on how Norwich can revitalize downtown and reverse decades of decline. But Norwich has the tools and the assets to do it, Steven G. Cecil, principal of the planning consulting firm The Cecil Group of

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Saving a Barn in Roxbury

Jun 16th, 2011 | By

Three years ago, Ms. Lacy first applied for a grant from the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, an organization that among many other services awards offers annual grants to people whose antique barns need a makeover. Just when she needed it most, this year, along with nearly two dozen others throughout the state, Ms. Lacy

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Roxbury’s history told in old barns

Sep 27th, 2010 | By

The book “Barn Stories” makes its official debut at a publishing party from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at Minor Memorial Library in Roxbury at an event that will also display paintings and photographs of Roxbury barns by local artists.



Coltsville Suffers Setback, Losing House Vote, In Bid To Be National Park

Sep 23rd, 2010 | By

The drive to designate the former Colt factory complex as a national park suffered what supporters called a minor setback Wednesday when a bill that would have formally started the process failed in the U.S. House of Representatives. via Coltsville Suffers Setback, Losing House Vote, In Bid To Be National Park – Courant.com.



How To Revive Hartford, One Building At A Time

Sep 6th, 2010 | By

A year ago, the first tenants moved into the graceful seven-story building at 410 Asylum Street in downtown Hartford, a major step in what historical preservationists (and hockey announcers) call “a great save.” What was going to be a parking garage is instead a home to hundreds of people. A year later, it is well

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BEACH: New Haven’s loneliest building needs visionary (and lots of money?)

Sep 6th, 2010 | By

Anstress Farwell, president of the New Haven Urban Design League, said of the old, architecturally iconic Pirelli building that serves as a gateway for those entering New Haven from the south on I-95, “We didn’t save it for it to become an ugly billboard. If you took down the billboards, it would be a lot

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Brookfield voters to vote on Gurski Referendum Sept. 7

Sep 3rd, 2010 | By

The Gurski Homestead property on Obtuse Hill Road has been termed one of Brookfield’s crown jewels. It is the site of an 1890 farmhouse, an antique barn, a historic cemetery, a 1940s forge.



Connecticut Landmarks Awarded $100,000 Hartford Foundation Grant

Aug 26th, 2010 | By

A $100,000 challenge grant for restoration of the historic Amos Bull House has been awarded to Connecticut Landmarks by the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. via Connecticut Landmarks Awarded $100,000 Hartford Foundation Grant – Courant.com.