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Residence and Library of Ithiel Town, New Haven

American Architect Ithiel Town Born – Today in History: October 3

On October 3, 1784, prominent American architect and engineer Ithiel…

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Wadsworth Atheneum, Morgan Memorial, and Municipal Building, Main Street, Hartford

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

July 31, 2020 • Ithiel Town, Architecture, Arts, Hartford

Founded in 1842, this ever-evolving institution is the oldest, continuously operating public art museum in the United States.

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A front view of the Wadsworth Atheneum

Gothic Connecticut

A museum, former library, and a home are just three notable examples of an architectural style popular in the 1800s.

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An Orderly & Decent Government: Making Self-Government Work, 1819-1865

In the mid-19th century, Connecticut looked toward changing its electoral processes as well as its civil rights record.

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Lattice Truss Bridge, Ithiel Town

Town Patents the Lattice Truss Bridge – Today in History: January 28

On January 28, 1820, architect Ithiel Town was granted a…

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Echoes of the Old World: The Architectural Legacy of Ithiel Town

Ithiel Town was one of the first professional architects in Connecticut and one of the first to introduce the architectural styles of Europe to the United States.

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