Spring 2020: Historic Preservation Outside the Box

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Spring 2020
VOLUME 18/NUMBER 2

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Connecticut Explored
CONNECTICUT HISTORY, ONE GOOD STORY AFTER ANOTHER

IN THIS ISSUE:   Historic Preservation Outside the Box  >   Oldest Paleoindian Site Discovered  >   Great Neon   >  Celebrating Modernist King-lui Wu   >  The Green Book in Connecticut  >   Connecticut’s Crystal Palace

ON THE COVER: Boothe Memorial Park, Stratford. photo: Mary M. Donohue. See story, page 34.

Table of Contents

9 Hog River Journal: Nothing More Connectican
By Elizabeth J. Normen

10 Letters, etc.

13 From the State Historian: Hogpen Hill Farms-A Place to See
By Walter W. Woodward

14 Give Me a Sign!
Bright lights and faded paint tell a story.
By Mary M. Donohue

20 Slave Quarters in Bush-Holley House
By Debra Mecky

22 Eliot Noyes, Design Pioneer
Architect first, and so much more.
By Robert Gregson

28 The Reinvention of the New Haven Clock Company Factory
By Jason Bischoff-Wurstle

30 Meet Preservation Connecticut
New year, new name.
By Christopher Wigren

34 The Charms of Boothe Memorial Park
By Johnna Kaplan

36 Bridgeport’s Crystal Palace   
By Mary M. Donohue

38 The Head and the Heart of King-lui Wu, Architect
By Robert Gregson

40 A New Life for the Merwinsville Hotel  
By Alexander Dubois

42 Site Lines: Connecticut’s Green Book Sites
By Mary M. Donohue, Raechel Guest, and Laura Natusch

44 The Pine Grove Spiritualist Camp
By Elaine M. Kuzmeskus

46 12,500-Year-Old Paleoindian Site Discovered
By Sarah P. Sportman and David E. Leslie

49 CT History for Kids: Building Dams for Water and Electricity

50 Spotlight: Events & News from Partner Organizations

57 Afterword

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