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Spring 2013 VOLUME 11/ NUMBER 2 – The Next Wave of Historic Preservation.

Buildings Can Be Recycled, Too

When Mark Twain’s House Was for Rent

From Modernist Pool House to Arts Center

Traces of World War II Right Under Our Noses

Telling a New Story at a 300-Year-Old Museum

On the cover: Hygienic Art, a nonprofit arts organization housed in a former whaling company provisioning store, New London (today) and (inset) when it was the Hygienic Restaurant, date unknown. Hygienic Art.

Table of Contents

9 Hog River Journal

10 Letters, etc.

13 From the State Historian: “Sui Generous”: The Story of a Shepherd and His Flag.
By Walter W. Woodward

14 Better the Second Time Around
Surprising new uses for old buildings. By Mary M. Donohue

20 The Cheney Company Housing Auction of 1937 READ THIS ARTICLE
During the Great Depression, a company sells off housing to its employees. By Mary M. Donohue

26 Saving Mark Twain’s House READ THIS ARTICLE
How Gilded Age politics nearly destroyed Twain’s Hartford home. By Steve Courtney

32 The Legend of Dixwell, Whalley, and Goffe READ THIS ARTICLE
Where did three of New Haven’s major thoroughfares get their names? By Christopher Pagliuco

38 Glamour and Purpose in New Haven’s Union Station
By Robert W. Grzywacz

40 Adam’s Story Revealed
By Cynthia Cormier

42 History Hidden in Plain Sight
By David K. Leff

44 Preserving Dixwell as a Model
By Christopher Wigren

46 Site Lines: Gores Pavilion for the Arts in Irwin Park, New Canaan READ THIS ARTICLE
By William D. Earls

48 Soapbox: The Vibrant Communities Initiative
By Brad Schide

50 From the Desk of Stuart Parnes, Connecticut Humanities

52 Spotlight: Events & News from Partner Organizations

57 Afterword