Category Archives: Connecticut

St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church, New Haven, CT

  Dating from 1958, the church of St. Michael the Archangel combines traditional eastern catholic design with modern construction. The architect J.K. Jastremsky was Canadian but born to Ukrainian parents and specialized in Ukrainian churches. Based in New York City, … Continue reading

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Grantmoor Motor Lodge, Newington, CT

This was one of the grandest motels of the many that used to line the Berlin Turnpike, a popular destination for automobile tourism. The Turnpike, today a little down on its luck, has an interesting 20th century history, which can … Continue reading

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Immaculate Conception Spiritual Renewal Center, Thompson, CT

This convent and retreat center was built in 1954 for the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a historically Lithuanian order. As such, the complex is dedicated to Our Lady of Siluva, and a statue of her … Continue reading

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The Emanuel Synagogue, West Hartford, CT

The Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford dates from 1970. The design of this building is restrained and shows the turning point from 1960s detailing to a sometimes more severe and utilitarian focus on use and materials, here in dull brown … Continue reading

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Putnam Courthouse, Putnam, CT

The Putnam Courthouse, holding various court and law functions, has a classical design of the late 1940s and early 1950s, although it was actually constructed in 1966-67.  In small towns and rural areas such as where Putnam is located, it … Continue reading

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Cornerstone Baptist Church, Danielson, CT

Just a block and a half away from our previously-featured synagogue is Cornerstone Baptist Church. The church’s actual cornerstone is engraved with the date 1966. According to the church website, this building replaced a Victorian Gothic/Queen Anne structure although it … Continue reading

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Temple Beth Israel, Danielson, CT

This modest synagogue in the small village of Danielson fits well into its natural surroundings with its exterior walls covered in local fieldstone. The synagogue was constructed from 1951-1961 for the small but growing Jewish community of Danielson, many of … Continue reading

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