Spring 2018: Preservation Detective Stories

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Spring 2018
VOLUME 16/NUMBER 2

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Connecticut Explored
CONNECTICUT HISTORY, ONE GOOD STORY AFTER ANOTHER

IN THIS ISSUE: Preservation Detective Stories > New Canaan’s Frank Lloyd Wright > The Challenge of Abandoned Churches > Olmsted in Connecticut > Is Your House a Kit House?

ON THE COVER: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Tirranna, New Canaan. photo: Robert Gregson

Table of Contents

9 Hog River Journal: Connecticut history revealed down a long driveway.
By Elizabeth Normen

10 Letters, etc.

13 From the State Historian: At Least for Now
By Walter W. Woodward

14 Order Your House from a Catalog
Tips for discovering if your house was built from a kit.
By Rachel Shoemaker

20 Connecticut Architecture Explored
A preview of Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places.
By Christopher Wigren

26 Frederick Law Olmsted in Connecticut
Where the revered landscape architect left his mark.
By W. Phillips Barlow and Elena Pascarella

32 Connecticut’s Wright-Designed “Running Waters”
A hidden Frank Lloyd Wright right here.
By Robert Gregson

36 Harry Holtzman and Hadlyme’s Grand Barn
By Carolyn Wakeman

38 Bringing Back “Restmore”
By David K. Sturges

40 Preserving Houses of Worship
By Frank Hagaman

44 Rediscovering the Oldest House in Greenwich
By Christopher Franco

46 Saving Face: The Hartford Times Building
By Mary M. Donohue

48 Site Lines: Finding Isabel
By Nicholas DeLong

50 Spotlight

57 Afterword

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