Enfield honors its Civil War and World War I veterans with a granite monument topped by a bronze infantryman. The Soldiers’ Monument, near the corner of Church and North Main streets, was dedicated in 1885 to honor Enfield’s Civil War heroes. A dedication plaque on the monument’s front (south) face reads, “In memory of the [...]
Suffield honors its Civil War veterans with an 1888 monument near the southern end of the Suffield green. The Soldiers’ Monument bears a dedication on its front (south) face reading, “Suffield erects this memorial in honor of her citizen soldiers who died serving their country that the Union might be preserved. 1861-65.” The monument features [...]
Suffield honors its veterans with a five-sided granite monument incorporating plaques from an earlier memorial.
Windsor Locks honors its veterans with a granite building that hosts a collection of memorials and a museum. Memorial Hall was dedicated in 1891 as a home for the town’s Grand Army of the Republic post. The building stands at the corner of Elm Street (Route 140) and Main Street (Route 159). A dedication inscribed [...]
New Haven’s Grove Street Cemetery is one of the nation’s first suburban, park-like cemeteries. The cemetery marks the final resting place of many notable Connecticut residents. Some historical figures buried there include statesman Roger Sherman, Civil War Admiral Andrew Hull Foote (who is also honored on Cheshire’s Soldiers’ Monument); David Humphreys (a Derby native and [...]
Along with monuments, we’ve long enjoyed collecting postcards and the glimpses they offer of Connecticut’s landmarks and history. Vintage postcards can show us how places, cars and fashions have changed over the years, as well as how many places have stayed the same. Rather than letting these images sit (more or less sorted) in boxes, [...]
Greenwich honors the escape of Gen. Israel Putnam from British forces during the American Revolution with a monument on East Putnam Avenue (Route 1).
Greenwich honors its founders with a monument on East Putnam Avenue (Route 1). The monument, near the intersection of East Putnam Avenue and Maple Avenue, was dedicated in 1935 by the Daughters of the American Colonists to honor the town’s first English settlers. The monument features a bronze plaque attached to the southern face of [...]