The first comprehensive illustrated history of Connecticut architecture
“This is an exceptionally thoughtful and provocative book, one that offers insights into art and life that are often forgotten in aesthetics. A great book for anyone.”
—Duo Dickinson, author of A Home Called New England
Connecticut boasts some of the oldest and most distinctive architecture in New England, from Colonial churches and Modernist houses to refurbished nineteenth-century factories. In his guide to this rich and diverse architectural heritage, Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places Christopher Wigren introduces readers to 100 places across the state. Written for travelers and residents alike, the book features more than 200 illustrations and a 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.
Christopher Wigren is an architectural historian and Deputy Director of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation.
The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation was established in 1975 to protect and promote buildings, sites, structures, and landscapes that contribute to the heritage and vitality of Connecticut communities.
Publication of this book is funded by the
Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation.
296 pp., 211 illus. (171 color photos, 17 pierces of line art, 1 map) 9 x 10”