Christopher Wigren, author of Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places, which features the Blackstone Library as an entry, will be here on Sunday, February 3 @ 2 pm, speaking about his book and years of fieldwork and research in statewide architectural survey and National Register of Historic Places programs. Please register here or call the Reference desk at 203-488-1441, ext. 318.
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, Christopher Wigren introduces readers to 100 places across the state. Written for travelers and residents alike, the book features buildings visible from the road. Mr. 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, New Haven Register, and Connecticut Explored magazine.