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Staying Connected During A Pandemic

Happy Sunday, everyone! We hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy during this time of uncertainty. With most people isolated in their homes due to COVID-19, it’s difficult to feel connected to others (even with social media). Today, we want to share some resources for you and other architecture lovers who are…

New Haven’s Union Station Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary

New Haven’s Union Station celebrated its 100-year anniversary on April 5th. Opened to the public in 1920, the station was designed by architect Cass Gilbert in the beaux-arts style. The building’s features include its ornate ceilings, elegant chandeliers, high arched windows, and a grand clock suspended from the ceiling. The station underwent significant restoration efforts…

Redding and the Revolutionary War

Hello everyone! Happy Town Tuesday! Did you know that Redding was home to three encampments during the Revolutionary War? General Israel Putnam held a strategic position there during the winter of 1778–79, where he was joined by three Continental brigades. Prior to the establishment of these encampments, Redding had been playing its part in the…

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…

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.  …