This issue explores the detective stories behind some of Connecticut’s important places. It’s about historic preservation, too — one in our series of issues published with support from the State Historic Preservation Office.
In the issue, artist Robert Gregson brings us the story of a hidden gem: Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Tiranna” built in 1955 in New Canaan and beautifully sited on a bend in the Noroton River. Nautical archaeologist Nicholas DeLong brings us the story of the Isabel, wrecked off Shippan Point in 1915 and recently rediscovered through the use of side-scan sonar and multi-beam imagery.
Landscape architects Phil Barlow and Elena Pacarella tell us where to find Frederick Law Olmsted-designed landscapes, and longtime Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation deputy director Chris Wigren gives us a preview of his long-awaited book Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places, due out from Wesleyan University Press in Fall 2018. We’ve got stories about how to figure out if you live in a kit house, and efforts to preserve churches, a grand barn in Haddam, the oldest house in Greenwich, and a stunning Cape Dutch-style mansion built 1910 – 1912 in Southport overlooking Long Island Sound.
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