comstock ferre, heirloom seeds, old wethersfield, ct, connecticut,, history

Thursday Doors: Comstock, Ferre & Co.

Deb Architecture, Historic Doors, Historic Preservation, Thursday Doors 18 Comments

Just a short twenty-minute ride from my current hometown of West Hartford lies Old Wethersfield, CT which has the distinction of being the largest historic district in the state with over 1,100 contributing structures. The area was settled in 1634 and by some counts is the first settlement in the state (there is some debate over that!) There is so much to …

adirondack trust, saratoga springs, new york, architecture, broadway historic district

A Shining Main Street on Broadway in Saratoga Springs

Deb Architecture, Historic Doors, Historic Preservation 10 Comments

Although I spend most of my time right here in New England, I love to explore other areas when I have the chance. My daughter participates in crew, and her team competes in the Head of the Fish Regatta in Saratoga Springs, New York annually. This year we went up a day early and were able to spend a few …

dogs, dachshunds, west hartford, connecticut

Every Door Has a Story: Meet Jen, Henry & Kiki

Deb Architecture, Every Door Has a Story, Everyday Doors 18 Comments

Do you ever have that feeling that you were supposed to meet someone? Because if not for a random series of events you never would have met them? That’s how I feel about Jen Mooney. Jen lives in West Hartford in an adorable Cape with her even more adorable dachshunds, Henry and Kiki. A lot of adorable-ness going on over there! …

Colonial,farmington, ct, architecture, connecticut, new england, fall

10 Elements of a New England Village in Fall

Deb Architecture, Historic Doors 8 Comments

We all have a mental image of fall in a quintessential New England village. It’s there because of places we have been, movies we have watched and photographs we have seen over the years. As I strolled through the Farmington, CT Historic District on a perfect fall day, the signs were everywhere. White Church with a Steeple A white church …