Hartford Preservation Alliance- Party Poopers?

The City of Hartford told us that our house was built in 1910. It says so right on our property data card on their online database. Given that it’s 2010, we thought it would only be proper to throw our house a 100-year birthday party bash this year. I blogged about it a few months ago on our home ownership anniversary. I’ve been happily planning this party in my head for months now. It would

Demolition in Detroit

Friday’s Wall Street Journal article about the demolition of historic homes in Detroit came at an interesting time. The previous evening we had attended the Hartford Preservation Alliance awards event, a gathering to celebrate the architectural history of our city and the efforts of community members to restore and reuse buildings rather than knock them down. Detroit has a rich architectural history, as can be seen on sites like Forgotten Detroit and Detroit1701.org. Some of

Hartford Preservation Alliance Fall Tours 2009

Keeping with the walking theme, the Hartford Preservation Alliance will be leading four guided walking tours in the coming months. Each tour includes stops at a few points of interest where the tour leader shares historical and/or architectural information about the sites and structures. This is a terrific opportunity to explore different areas of the Connecticut’s capital city. All events are held on Saturday mornings at 10:00am, rain or shine, and cost $10 per person.

Hartford's West End Walking Tour, Saturday October 4th

If you enjoy architecture, Hartford history, or just spending time outside on a nice fall morning, you might want to participate in an upcoming architecture tour in Hartford’s West End neighborhood. Behind the Facades: Architectural Heritage of the West End is sponsored by the Hartford Preservation Alliance and co-sponsored by WECA’s Architectural History & Resources Committee. The walk will showcase the results of Hartford’s prominence as a state capitol and center of business and culture.