Spring 2022 Preserving Craftsmanship

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Dana King, William Lanson, Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, New Haven, 2021. photo: Elizabeth J. Normen

VOLUME 20/NUMBER 2/Spring 2022

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CONNECTICUT HISTORY, ONE GOOD STORY AFTER ANOTHER

IN THIS ISSUE:  Preserving Craftsmanship
>  Hartford Moves Skyward  >  Wharf and Canal Builder William Lanson   >  Liberty Stands on Connecticut Stone  >  From Salvage to the Oval Office  >  Olmsted in Bridgeport   >  Say it in White Bronze

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On the cover: Dana King, William Lanson, Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, New Haven, 2021. photo: Elizabeth J. Normen

Contents

Volume 20/Number 2/Spring 2022

pg 9  Hog River Journal: Preserving Historic Craftsmanship
By Elizabeth J. Normen

pg 10  Letters, etc.

pg 13  From the State Historian: The New London Ghost Ship and the Oval Office
By Walter W. Woodward

pg 14  From Modest Materials, A Grand Effect
The power of paint and plaster.
By Mary M. Donohue

pg 20  Bridgeport’s Monumental Bronze Company
As enduring as the pyramids.
By Carolyn Ivanoff

pg 26 William Lanson, An Artisan Who Built Beyond Structures 
A builder and a king.
By Stacey Close

pg 32 Hartford Gets its First Skyscrapers
An icon of the capital city skyline.
By Mary M. Donohue

pg 38  Preserving Fairfield’s Sun Tavern with the Freemasons
By James W. D’Acosta

pg 40  Pretty in Pink in Stony Creek
By Mary M. Donohue

pg 42 Craftsmanship in Two Connecticut Landmarks
By Alexander Dubois

pg 46  The Intense Light of Stamford’s First Presbyterian Church
By Wes Haynes

pg 48  Site Lines: Connecticut’s Arched and Rusticated Bridges
By Michael S. Raber

pg 50  The Olmsteds Design a Park for Bridgeport
By W. Phillips Barlow

pg 51  CT History for Kids: Saving a Bridge with Flowers

pg 52   Spotlight: Events & News from Partner Organizations

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