Benefit Street, College Hill, Providence

Got 24 Hours in Providence? Here’s One Way to Spend It!

Deb Architecture, Travel 15 Comments

As luck would have it, I was recently invited to be a guest on GoLocalLive in Providence, RI to speak to host Molly O’Brien about the genesis of The Front Door Project. While nervous for my first broadcasted interview, I was thrilled for the opportunity and decided to give myself a little extra time to familiarize myself with the third largest …

chapel hill, north carolina

Homes of Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Deb Travel 12 Comments

While visiting The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill a few weeks ago, I left the hotel early in the morning to catch a glimpse of the surrounding area. I was treated to one of the prettiest neighborhoods I have seen in a while. These particular homes were all in the Franklin-Rosemary Historic District which received its designation in …

tall tales, saybrook point inn, old saybrook, ct

Saybrook Point Inn Marries Past and Present with Tall Tales

Deb Travel 24 Comments

As a lover of historic architecture, imagine my delight at being invited to stay at Saybrook Point Inn’s new guesthouse, the recently opened Tall Tales. My husband and I made the short trip to Old Saybrook on a Friday afternoon, ready to relax and enjoy this quiet seaside resort and spa. Tall Tales is a detailed recreation of an Italianate …

national historic landmark, noah webster house, west hartford, historical society, museum, connecticut

Tourist In My Own State: The Noah Webster House and the Forgotten Founding Father

Deb Architecture, Historic Doors, Historic Preservation, Public Doors, Tourist In My Own State, Travel 6 Comments

Tourist in my own state? How about in my own TOWN? When my children were young I had the pleasure (cough, cough) of accompanying them and their classmates on school field trips to the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society. Unfortunately, during those visits my time was primarily spent counting heads to ensure no one had wandered away, so it …

architecture, windsor, ct, connecticut, new england, historic district, historic home, historic architecture,

7 Little Known Facts About Windsor, CT

Deb Architecture, Everyday Doors, Historic Doors, Historic Preservation, Travel 37 Comments

First, let’s be clear…the title to this post could be “7 Facts About Windsor I Didn’t Know”. Some of you history buffs out there may be completely aware of these things. But I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that many of you don’t. Over the weekend, I read an article from ConnecticutHistory.org entitled “Connecticut’s Oldest English Settlement”, which indicates that Windsor, …