Honoring CT’s First African American Chief Judge

Honoring CT’s First African American Chief Judge

The Connecticut Trust was proud to feature in its last bimonthly newsletter (available to members) the news that the Constance Baker Motley house and preserve have been added to the Connecticut Freedom Trail. Born and raised in New Haven, Judge Motley (1921-2005) and...
Around the State: Stratford & Groton

Around the State: Stratford & Groton

In each of our bimonthly newsletters, we feature stories from around the state.  Here are two from the latest issue!  For a paper copy of our newsletter, become a member!     Stratford:  The American Shakespeare Theatre (1955; NR), pictured above, was destroyed by...
A Discovery in a 17th c. East Hartford Home

A Discovery in a 17th c. East Hartford Home

While dismantling the Hills house on High Street in East Hartford, workers from the Glastonbury Restoration Company uncovered a 5-foot-long drawing of a battle scene. Although primitive in execution, the scene is complex, depicting three distinct groups of...
Things Fall Apart: Alternatives to Demolition

Things Fall Apart: Alternatives to Demolition

We have all seen vacant houses and unused barns that are left to decay. First a hole develops in the roof, then the rain and snow get in, the frame slowly starts to sag, the windows fall out, and eventually (sometimes after many years), the structure collapses into a...