Spring 2013 VOLUME 11/ NUMBER 2



IN THIS ISSUE:  Buildings Can Be Recycled, Too   >   When Mark Twain’s House Was for Rent   >   From Modernist Pool House to Arts Center   >   Traces of World War II Right Under Our Noses
>  Telling a New Story at a 300-Year-Old Museum

On the cover: Hygienic Art, a nonprofit arts organization housed in a former whaling company provisioning store, New London (today) and (inset) when it was the Hygienic Restaurant, date unknown. Hygienic Art.

Table of Contents

9 Hog River Journal: Appreciate Historic Connecticut by BikeBy Elizabeth J. Normen

10 Letters, etc.

13 From the State Historian: “Sui Generous”: The Story of a Shepherd and His FlagBy Walter W. Woodward

14 Better the Second Time Around
Surprising new uses for old buildings. By Mary M. Donohue

20 The Cheney Company Housing Auction of 1937
During the Great Depression, a company sells off housing to its employees. By Mary M. Donohue

26 Saving Mark Twain’s House
How Gilded Age politics nearly destroyed Twain’s Hartford home. By Steve Courtney

32 The Legend of Dixwell, Whalley, and Goffe
Where did three of New Haven’s major thoroughfares get their names? By Christopher Pagliuco

38 Glamour and Purpose in New Haven’s Union Station By Robert W. Grzywacz

40 Adam Jackson’s Story Revealed By Cynthia Cormier

42 Quonset Huts & Nike Missile Bases: History Hidden in Plain Sight By David K. Leff

44 Preserving Dixwell in New Haven as a Model By Christopher Wigren

46 Site Lines: Gores Pavilion for the Arts in Irwin Park, New Canaan By William D. Earls

48 Soapbox: The Vibrant Communities Initiative By Brad Schide

50 From the Desk of Stuart Parnes, Connecticut Humanities

52 Spotlight: Events & News from Partner Organizations

57 Afterword