Book highlights striking features of Connecticut architecture


Looking for a gift for the person who has everything? Just out is a book on Connecticut architecture which tells the stories of 100 places in the Nutmeg State.

It took architectural historian Christopher Wigren five years to put it together.

From buildings to bridges and landscapes, it celebrates the state’s heritage.

“It’s divided into kinds of stories that I can tell about places,” Wigren explained. “There’s a section, for instance, about landscape, a section of architects and designers and clients and how they interact. A section on industrial architecture, a section about how buildings change over time as people alter them and their needs and tastes change.”

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“This is Eolia, Harkness State Park. It was a mansion built for Mr. and Mrs. Harkness as their summer house, of course, out on the Connecticut shore,” he added.

“This is the Lovers Leep Bridge in New Milford. It’s made by a company called the Berlin Iron Bridge company from Berlin, Conn. in the 1890’s,” he continued.

The book has hundreds of photos, artwork and descriptions for you to spend time with over the holidays to get to know the state of Connecticut and its architecture.

To purchase your copy of the book, click here.

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