The Broad Street Green area is the commercial center of Windsor, but it has been so for less time than you might think. In 1929, the green got a brand new building that would fundamentally change the character of the neighborhood.
We are all living through history right now, and WHS wants to capture this event and its repercussions on Windsor as it is happening, and we need your help to do this. Your stories will help future generations understand what it was like to live through this historic time.
It can be tough getting through winters in Connecticut, but alongside the hard work, there are ample opportunities for outdoor merriment. Here are a few images from our collections showing all of the above. [...]
A large, grassy lot now sits adjacent to Windsor Avenue across from Allen and E. Wolcott Streets in Windsor. But at one time, it was one of the most popular areas in the Wilson [...]
Adelbert "Del" Coe (1913-1992) lived on Hayden Avenue in the center of Windsor. He took an avid interest in the changes taking place in his community and documented many of them with his camera, the images revealing exactly what he witnessed as the decades passed from the 1950s through the 1980s.
The area in Poquonock just north of the bridge over the Farmington River was for decades a commercial center of the neighborhood. Starting in the mid-19th century, the businesses here served the growing immigrant populations [...]
"Aha!" moments occur in research when a combination of luck and hard work causes fragments of information to fall into place, answering one or a series of questions. One such moment led to the identification of the photographer of several hundred historic photographs in the Society's collections.
Central Street is less than 500 feet long, much smaller looking in person than these photographs suggest. Despite its small size, over the years it has experienced many alterations, with only the Windsor train station [...]