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May 2018

Sidewalk History – Park Road

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$12.00

Celebrate Historic Preservation Month in May with a trio of walking tours led by award-winning architectural historian Mary Donohue. Discover Park Road - one of West Hartford's most charming and quirky commercial areas. Park Road includes landmarks like the Art Deco-style A. C. Petersen's Ice Cream Shop, the vintage Quaker Diner, and the duplex neighborhood of Washington Circle. Take a look at some of West Hartford's signature triple-deckers and learn the fascinating backstory of the Playhouse on Park Building. Meet…

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Sidewalk History-Arnoldale-Beverly Rds

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Celebrate Historic Preservation Month in May with a trio of walking tours led by award-winning architectural historian Mary Donohue. Discover Arnoldale and Beverly Roads - In the 1920s, wealthy business men built handsome new homes in West Hartford neighborhoods that lined the eastern end of Farmington Avenue. The May 19th tour will visit tow of these outstanding side streets (Arnoldale and Beverly Roads). The Colonial Revival, Bungalow, Spanish Revival, and Shingle homes were built to impress. Meet in front of the…

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Sidewalk History – Elmwood

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$12.00

Celebrate Historic Preservation Month in May with a trio of walking tours led by award-winning architectural historian Mary Donohue. Discover Elmwood - Trek through Elmwood and learn about the neighborhood's distinctive architectural history. The section of town was named for the elm trees planted in memory of the American victory at the Battle of Saratoga, 1777. Once West Hartford's premiere industrial district, the area is now home to landmark churches, reused schools, and charming bungalows. Meet in front of the Elmwood…

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