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Seven New Towns Added to WPA Architectural Survey Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Posted by capittsley in digital collections, history, updates.
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The Connecticut State Library has just added seven new towns to our online collection of historic homes from the WPA Architectural Survey, they are Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Litchfield, Lyme, Madison and Manchester.

Polly Norton House, Madison, Connecticut

Digitized materials include survey forms and photos from the Census of Old Buildings in Connecticut. Also known as “The WPA House Survey”, the project took place from 1934 through 1937 under the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.). The survey forms provide descriptions of nearly 5,000 buildings. Photographs were taken of most buildings and clipped to the survey forms. Some forms also include sketches of interior and/or exterior architectural details and a brief history of the building.

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1. marge O'Brien - Monday, November 15, 2010

Thank you for the images of homes in Connecticut. I would like to see Colchester, Ct. homes and businesses. Marge

capittsley - Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thank you Marge! We’re glad you like the images. We’re also happy to tell you that images from Colchester are already available, you can find them in our Digital Collections in the WPA Architectural Survey. You can search by town name, type of building or even by the original owners name. Enjoy the collection and be sure to look around to see all the other wonderful things our Digital Collections have to offer!


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