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Historic Landmarks – Connecticut Real Estate History


Cranbrook Tower

Cranbrook Tower, Guilford, Connecticut: Guilford was founded in 1639 by Puritans who purchased land from Native Americans represented by a female chief, Shaumpishih. The coastal…
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March 5, 2024

Housatonic Overlook

Housatonic Overlook, Orange, Connecticut: Housatonic Overlook offers a scenic hiking experience with five looping trails that lead to a stunning view of the Housatonic River.…
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January 10, 2024

Arrigoni Bridge

Arrigoni Bridge, Middletown, Connecticut: Spanning the Connecticut River between Middletown and Portland is a steel “through arch” bridge named after a former state legislator, Charles…
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August 15, 2023

Stevenson Dam

Stevenson Dam, Monroe, Connecticut: In 1917, construction began on Stevenson Dam connecting the towns of Monroe to Oxford. It’s still one of the largest dams…
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August 5, 2023

Silver Sands State Park

Silver Sands State Park, Milford, Connecticut:  In 1955, Hurricane Diane destroyed 75 homes on Milford’s shoreline. As a result, Connecticut’s State Park system acquired about…
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October 14, 2022

Albert G. Stark House

Albert G. Stark House, Mystic, Connecticut: On West Mystic Avenue is an eight-sided Italianate style house built in 1850 for Albert G. Stark, a general…
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August 28, 2022

Simon Hazelton House

Simon Hazelton House, Haddam, Connecticut: In the center of Haddam is Georgian-style house built in 1785. The home was first owned by a Revolutionary War…
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August 17, 2022

Merritt Parkway

Merritt Parkway, Connecticut:  The Merritt Parkway is one of the oldest scenic parkways in the United States. The parkway was named for Stamford native and…
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January 2, 2022
New Haven

Judges Cave

Judges Cave, New Haven, Connecticut: Atop West Rock Ridge State Park is a notorious rock formation once used as a hideout from King Charles I…
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December 17, 2021
Old Lyme

Boxwood Manor

Boxwood Manor, Old Lyme, Connecticut: Built around 1842, this brick mansion on Lyme Street was the estate of Richard Sill Griswold. He was from a…
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November 29, 2021

City Place I

City Place I, Hartford, Connecticut: A commercial office building now stands on the site of John Pierpont Morgan’s birthplace. J.P. Morgan was an American banking…
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November 27, 2021
East Haven

East Haven Green

East Haven Green, East Haven, Connecticut: At the center of the East Haven Green Historic District is East Haven Green. The open space is bounded…
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November 20, 2021
East Hampton

Shipyard Falls

Shipyard Falls, East Hampton, Connecticut: This little-known waterfall isn’t marked on most maps. Its water source is from Mine Brook. The plunge spouts from a…
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November 10, 2021