A Survey of Connecticut Residential Architecture

April 23, 2014       5:30 PM – 7 PM


Have some wine and cheese and educate your eyes at Windsor Historical Society’s Survey of Connecticut Residential Architecture lecture with architectural historian Christopher Wigren.  On Wednesday, April 23 at 5:30 p.m. in preparation for the Historical Society’s house tour on April 26, Wigren will talk about how Connecticut’s citizens housed themselves from the 17th through the 20th centuries.  Topics discussed include building forms, construction techniques and technology, social trends, and architectural styles.  Wigren is the Deputy Director of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, and he is currently working on an architectural guidebook to Connecticut.  Cost for the lecture is $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, $4 members. For more information, contact the Society at 860/688-3813 or online at www.windsorhistoricalsociety.org


Attend this lecture and you will truly know what you are seeing as you visit six fascinating homes spanning three centuries in Windsor on April 26th.  Homes on the tour (some of which have never before been open to the public) include:

  • 336 Palisado Avenue (mid to late 1700s)

  • 1257 Poquonock Avenue (1776)

  • 1227 Poquonock Avenue (1806)

  • 45 Deerfield Road (1822)

  • 1053 Windsor Avenue (1833)

  • 846 Windsor Avenue (1900)

Tickets for the house tour and a program book with house descriptions, parking directions and a map will available at the Society the night of the lecture and at the following locations around town: 

  • Ashley's Distinctive Jewelry and Gifts, 555 Day Hill Road, Windsor;

  • Bart’s Drive-In/The Beanery Bistro, 55 Palisado Avenue, Windsor;

  • Bill Selig Jewelers, 161 Broad Street, Windsor;

  • Jordan Florists, 10 Palisado Avenue, Windsor;

  • Snelgrove’s, 1763 Poquonock Avenue, Windsor;

  • Windsor Federal Savings branches at Town Center, Price Chopper Plaza, Wilson, East Windsor, and Bloomfield;

Images of these homes and online ticket sales can be found by clicking here.


The ticket price is $20 on lecture night and in advance of the tour, and goes up to $25 on the day of the tour.  So purchase that ticket now! 



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