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Squires Tavern, Barkhamsted

Providing Rest for the Weary in Barkhamsted

Built in the late 18th century, Squire’s Tavern represents over…


Hitchcock chairs

Built on Innovation, Saved by Nostalgia: Hitchcock Chair Company

In the 1820s Lambert Hitchcock adapted mass production concepts pioneered in the clock-making field to chair manufacture.


Spillway and bridge near Saville Dam, Barkhamsted

Barkhamsted Reservoir Construction Washes Away a Community

The Barkhamsted Reservoir is the primary water supply for the…


Detail from the bird's-eye map Bristol, Conn. Looking North-East, 1889

Joel T. Case and the Victorianization of Bristol’s Federal Hill

The Victorian designs of inventor and architect Joel T. Case make substantial contributions to the landscape of the Federal Hill area in Bristol.


Over Time: Barkhamsted’s Historical Population

February 12, 2014 • Barkhamsted, Hide Featured Image

Census data, from colonial times on up to the present, is a key resource for those who study the ways in which communities change with the passage of time.


Barkhamsted Hollow Church

A Valley Flooded to Slake the Capital Region’s Thirst

From 1927 until 1948, the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC), using…


Barkhamsted, Lighthouse Archaeological Site

“Outcasts” Build Their Own Village in 18th-Century Barkhamsted

September 26, 2013 • Barkhamsted, Everyday Life, Native Americans

In a wooded area of Barkhamsted near Ragged Mountain lie…


Original brass stencil used for decorating Hitchcock chairs

The “Fancy Chair” Craze of the 1800s: Lambert Hitchcock and the Story of the Hitchcock Chair

More than something to sit on, “fancy chairs” were emblems of social mobility for middle-class Americans.


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