Today was a beautiful day for a parade, and Hartford’s Hooker Day parade downtown made the most of it. The event revived a city tradition that ran from 1991 through 2001, honoring Thomas Hooker, Hartford’s founding father. Here are a few of the sights from the fun and whimsical event.
Once upon a time, Trinity College was located just across Bushnell Park from Downtown Hartford. The college had a 10 acre (relatively small) campus that the City of Hartford offered to buy in 1872. The Trustees accepted, and moved the school to its present locationÂ in 1878. As a general rule, I try not toÂ second guess decisions that were made more than one hundred years ago.Â Eighty-six is my limit.Â Once you get toÂ one hundred, it
The development of downtown Hartford is always of interest to me because I work with clients that contemplate living in the city versus the â€˜burbs. Today, the Courant provided some insight on the build-out of the grocery store in the Hartford 21 building on Trumbull Street. Soon, I will finally have a better answer to, â€œWhere is the nearest grocery store?â€ when asked by a customer. At this point I tell them 3 options, Wethersfield,