‘Connecticut Architecture’ program planned
Gunn Memorial Library in Washington will present a program about the recently released book “Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places” Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Christopher Wigren, architectural historian and deputy director of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, will lead the talk, visual presentation and book signing at the Wykeham Road library.
Wigren’s book is the first comprehensive illustrated history of Connecticut’s rich and diverse architectural heritage.
Connecticut boasts some of the oldest and most distinctive architecture in New England, from Colonial churches and Modernist houses to refurbished nineteenth-century factories.
The state’s history includes landscapes of small farmsteads, country churches, urban streets, tobacco sheds, quaint maritime villages, and town greens, as well as more recent suburbs and corporate headquarters.
In his guide to the state’s architectural heritage, Wigren introduces readers to 100 places across the state and emphasizes the importance of the built environment and its impact on our sense of place.
Featuring more than 200 illustrations, the book is organized thematically.
Sections include concise entries that treat notable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities, emphasizing the importance of the built environment and its impact on our sense of place.
The text highlights key architectural features and trends and relates buildings to the local and regional histories they represent. There are suggestions for further reading and a helpful glossary of architectural terms.
A project of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, the book reflects more than 30 years of fieldwork and research in statewide architectural survey and National Register of Historic Places programs.
Books will be available to purchase and be signed, courtesy of Hickory Stick Bookstore.
For more information and RSVP, call 860-868-7586 or visit www.gunnlibrary.org.