The Trust has received an award of a Survey Grant from the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) for the purpose of documenting 200 historic buildings, 50 years old or more, in the northeast quadrant of the Town of Litchfield.  The survey area encompasses all structures beginning with the Chestnut Hills and Fern Avenue north to the Torrington line, then east to Naugatuck River, with the documentation of East Litchfield’s village history a major focus.  The project will document this last, but important, area of town and its historic buildings.  The Trust, with grants from the SHPO surveyed Northfield, Bantam/Milton and Litchfield in the mid-1980’s.  This long overdue project will complete a resource that has been widely used by residents in the rest of the town for the last 30 years.

Rachel Carley is the Architectural Historian selected to undertake the project.  Rachel is well known to the Litchfield community, not only as a resident but by her work on many projects related to the town’s historic and cultural past.

As with the Trust’s previous surveys, we are asking for information from anyone with photos, family records related to the history of buildings located east of the Bantam River between Northfield and the Torrington line to contact Eileen Schmidt at or 860-482-7227.

This project is funded by grant funds from the Community Investment Act of the State of Connecticut as administered by the Department of Economic and Community Development, State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).

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