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City of Norwich Purchases Historic Victorian

On March 14, 2020, the City of Norwich, Connecticut bid just over $32,000 on a historic Victorian-era home. The City was the sole bidder, securing ownership of the Cassidy House, arguably one of Connecticut’s most notable examples of Stick architecture. Facade of the Cassidy HousePictured: Partial view…

Architect Henry Cobb: April 8, 1926 – March 2, 2020

Prominent American architect Henry Cobb passed away at the age of 93 on Monday. He is perhaps best known for his Modernist John Hancock Tower in Copley Square, Boston. His many works include the Pitney Bowes Building in Stamford, CT, built 1985. In 2018, the Metropolis reviewed his sometimes controversial, but nevertheless significant, career.  …

National Trust highlights Lyndhurst in Tarrytown

Check out the great work done to restore Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, New York (#4 on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s list of 2019 Preservation Wins). And join Histoury this spring on our Tarrytown tour as we celebrate the town’s 150th anniversary. While we won’t be going to Lyndhurst, we will be highlighting many…