Join Christopher Wigren, Deputy Director of the CT Trust for Historic Preservation, on an architectural tour around our state as he discusses highlights from his book, Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places.
Wigren celebrates our state’s architectural diversity and beauty of craft, utility and design through the centuries. 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, quiet maritime villages, and town greens, as well as more recent suburbs and corporate headquarters. In his guide to this rich and diverse architectural heritage, Wigren introduces readers to 100 places across the state. Written for travelers and residents alike, the book features buildings visible from the road.
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Christopher Wigren is an architectural historian and deputy director of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation. His articles and essays have appeared in the Hartford Courant, the New Haven Register, and Connecticut Explored magazine. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.
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.