Suffield Showcases Architectural History
Presentation scheduled for May 15, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Suffield, Conn.: Suffield’s rich architectural history takes center stage on May 15th at 7 p.m. at the Suffield Senior Center, 145 Bridge Street. Architectural historian Rachel Carley presents her completed study of historic homes, an effort designed to document significant Suffield sites. The event is open to the public, free of charge. Suffield First Selectman Melissa M. Mack shared her enthusiasm for the project and forum stating, “Suffield residents feel very fortunate to live in such a beautiful town and for that reason, we have always had a deep commitment to preserving our heritage. By archiving Suffield’s notable buildings and educating the community about these hidden treasures, we further this important legacy.”
The jewels uncovered, 201 structures in total, include colonial era farmhouses, tobacco barns and early 20th century shop fronts. The pictorial tour focuses primarily on the west side of town encompassing the following streets: Blossom, Copper Hill, Forest, Halladay, Hill, Mountain, North Stone, Phelps, Ratley, Russell, Sheldon, Spruce and Taintor. The talk promises a brief discussion of preservation opportunities as well. Ms. Carley's findings will be available to the public in the Town Clerk's Office.
The Town of Suffield commissioned Ms. Carley utilizing grant funds obtained through the State of Connecticut Community Investment Act. The State Historic Preservation Office actively supported the undertaking.
For additional questions, contact Ellie Binns at (860) 668-3848 in the Suffield Planning & Zoning Office.
The Suffield Observer (May) Hidden in Plain Sight - Suffield History in Architecture