Category Archives: Connecticut

Mundane Mondays: St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Greenwich, CT

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Greenwich is a picturesque, eclectic modern church. The prize-winning design was the vision of local architect Philip Ives and was constructed in 1958 on donated land. The building materials vary from wood to stone to colored … Continue reading

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Sons of Zion Synagogue, Putnam, CT

Sons of Zion Synagogue is home to Congregation B’nai Shalom in the small town of Putnam, Connecticut. The building is a simple structure with a peaked roofed sanctuary and flat roofed wing behind. It features off-white brick with inserts of vertical … Continue reading

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S. K. Lavery Appliance Co., West Hartford, CT

Located at 1003-1007 Farmington Avenue in West Hartford is this commercial building. It sits across the street from this one. Essentially a decorated box, the exterior is enlivened by original commercial signage, recessed storefronts, and a dark green plastic material … Continue reading

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1010 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT

This is a slightly earlier bank than our last entry, this one dating from 1957 versus the 1964 construction date of 55 South Main Street. The design and emphasis behind the buildings is also different. 1010 Farmington Avenue, now a … Continue reading

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55 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT

Continuing our look at the mid-century remnants of West Hartford Center is this drive-thru bank branch from 1964. Located on the corner of South Main Street and Ellsworth Road, the bank is two doors down from this gem.

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45 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT

This 1967 office building is quite a standout among the mid-century mundane. First of all it is set back quite far from the street with a parking lot in front of it, when the other buildings along South Main have … Continue reading

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125 LaSalle Road, West Hartford, CT

West Hartford Center is a popular commercial area in West Hartford. The low-rise retail core includes small main street-style shops as well as several 1960s free-standing buildings. The area is so popular that the mid-century buildings are being replaced or … Continue reading

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