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100th Anniversary of the Opening of the State Library & Supreme Court Building Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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Connecticut State Library & Supreme Court Building - Black & White photo

Connecticut State Library & Supreme Court Building, 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the opening of the Connecticut State Library & Supreme Court Building at 231 Capitol Avenue (Hartford), events will be taking place throughout the day at several locations.

In the Supreme Court’s Courtroom at 2:45 pm,  State Librarian Kendall Wiggin will give a presentation about the significance of the building. A reception will be held at 5:30.

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Thanksgiving & Furlough Day Closings Thursday, November 18, 2010

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All State Library Facilities will be closed on Thursday, November 25th & Friday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving Day holiday & a statewide furlough day.

Aerial Photos and Other Collections Unavailable Next Week Thursday, November 18, 2010

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Due to a building maintenance project, our probate vault will be closed and unavailable on Tuesday, November 23rd & Wednesday, November 24th. It will reopen after the Thanksgiving holiday and state furlough day – on Tuesday, November 30th.

Aerial photographs,  probate records, censuses, pre-1900 Register and Manuals, use copies of the WPA old house survey, and most Hartford Superior Court files will be inaccessible . We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Notice: Probate Vault Closed 11/23-11/24 Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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Due to a building maintenance project, our probate vault will be closed and unavailable on Tuesday, November 23rd & Wednesday, November 24th. It will reopen after the Thanksgiving holiday and state furlough day – on Tuesday, November 30th.

Aerial photographs, most probates, censuses, and most Hartford Superior Court files will be inaccessible during this time. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Veterans Day Closing Thursday, November 4, 2010

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All State Library Facilities will be closed on Thursday, November 11th for the Veterans Day holiday. Normal hours will resume on Friday, November 12th.

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

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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.