May 10, 2012
Since its founding in 1715, Litchfield, Connecticut's colonial heritage, landscape and architectural preservation have endeared it as a quintessential early American town. In Litchfield: The Making of a New England Town, Rachel Carley details a broad range of local architecture from the Revolutionary War period, the Colonial Revival Movement and the Twentieth Century Modernist buildings within the context of social and economic development. She examines the importance of the church and politics involved in colonial town planning and the continued preservation of this rich cultural inheritance. This remarkable volume, published by the Litchfield Historical Society in 2011, includes many never before published maps, photographs, and paintings of the towns of Litchfield, Bantam, Milton, Northfield and Morris, Connecticut.
Litchfield resident, Rachael Carley is a preservation consultant and architectural historian. She holds a masters degree in historic preservation from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture and Planning. Her previous books include Building Greenwich, Architecture and Design, 1640 to the Present; The Visual Dictionary of American Domestic Architecture; Cuba: Four Hundred Years of Architectural Heritage; Cabin Fever; A Guide to Biltmore Estate; and Wilderness A to Z. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times and Architectural Record. Joseph Montebello will facilitate this conversation with Rachel Carley.
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