10 Reasons Why You’ll Want to Own This Vintage Home

Deb House History 26 Comments

“F.G. Whitmore & Son have sold the handsome residence of Edward T. Hapgood on Fern Street to Mrs. Gerald W. Hart of this city. The house was recently built by Mr. Hapgood at a large expense, and is considered one of the handsome modern places in the western part of the city. Mr. & Mrs. Hart will shortly move into …

A Snow Covered Home in Farmington

Deb Historic Doors, Quotes & Inspiration 13 Comments

“You can’t get too much winter in the winter.” ~ Robert Frost I beg to differ with Mr. Frost. However, so far this winter we have been fortunate here in Connecticut. We have had a handful of bitterly cold days and a handful of snow storms, but nothing too harsh. Knock on wood! Compared to last year this winter has …

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Tourist in My Own State: The Sarah Whitman Hooker House

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

As a West Hartford resident of over twenty years, I have another opportunity to expose my lack of knowledge about this town I call home. If you are equally unfamiliar, allow me to introduce the Sarah Whitman Hooker House, one of only a few examples of 18th century architecture in West Hartford. West Hartford is home to two historic house …

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7 Reasons to Visit Newport in the Winter

Deb Historic Doors, Holiday Doors 19 Comments

Have you ever considered going to Newport, RI in the winter? Normally Newport conjures up images of sun, surf and sailing in Narragansett Bay. However, there is something to be said for visiting a major summer tourist destination in the off-season. For the last two years we have visited Newport shortly after Christmas. The first time we weren’t sure what …