On a Torr
Torrington Historical Society's anticipated annual house tour is back again this year.
The Torrington Historical Society and NW CT Chamber Education Foundation will host the second annual Torrington House Tour. This year’s tour will feature six homes ranging in age from a current-day to the early 19th century.
The oldest house, the Giles Whiting House, circa 1800, was home to a successful dairy-farming business in the late 1930s. The gambrel-roofed barn opposite the farmhouse is listed on the State Register of Historic Places. The Alpheus Hodges House, circa1855, a Gothic revival, was recently renovated into a bed and breakfast.
The Grosskost House is a well-preserved rendition of 1930s middle-class home construction in Torrington. It was built in 1934 for barber Michel Grosskost and his wife Louise. The Harley T. Alling House is a two-family home designed by Torrington architect Edwin H. Waterbury. The Leslie E. Clark, a Tudor style home, was built for a Buick dealer, in 1930. Inverness is a contemporary home built in 2013 with a breathtaking 30-mile view overlooking Torrington and the Naugatuck River Valley.
The house tour is September 10, from 10 am to 3 pm, with a preview party September 9, 2016. Preview-party tickets are $75 and include bus tour, party, and admission. House tour tickets are $30 in advance or $35 day of the event. torringtonhousetour.org