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Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places, a Lecture with Author Chri...

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Waterbury, CT 06702

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Celebrate Connecticut’s building legacy with author, historian, and deputy director of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation Christopher Wigren the release of his new book Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places.

Connecticut boasts some of the oldest and most distinctive architecture in New England, from Colonial churches and Modernist houses to refurbished 19th century mansions and factories. The state’s history includes landscapes of country churches, urban streets, classical revival courthouses on town greens, quiet maritime villages, as well as more recent suburbs and corporate headquarters. In his guide to this rich and diverse architectural heritage, Wigren introduces readers to 100 places across the state. Written for travelers and residents alike, the book features buildings visible from the road.

Featuring more than 200 illustrations, the book is organized thematically. Sections include concise entries that treat notable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities, emphasizing the importance of the built environment and its impact on our sense of place. The text highlights key architectural features and trends and relates buildings to the local and regional histories they represent.

A project of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, the book reflects more than 30 years of fieldwork and research in statewide architectural survey and National Register of Historic Places programs.

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