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Nan F. Heminway papers, 1953-2003 | Litchfield Historical Society

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Title: Nan F. Heminway papers, 1953-2003Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Primary Creator: Heminway, Nan F. (1920-2006)

Extent: 20.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

The papers are arranged in two series:

1. Project files

2. Professional activities and subject files

Date Acquired: 10/29/1998. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Heminway, Nan F., 1920-2006, Historic preservation, Interior decoration, Litchfield (Conn.), Litchfield Historical and Architectural Commission, Litchfield Historical Society (Conn.), Litchfield Historic District Advisory Commission, National Register of Historic Places

Forms of Material: Correspondence, Drawings, Financial records, Government records, Minutes, Photographs, Receipts

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The personal papers of Nan Ferguson Heminway (1920-2006), whose professional career spanned 50 years. She took up permanent residence in 1971 in Litchfield and decorated many historic homes. She was extensively involved with historic preservation, the Garden Club, and the Litchfield Historical Society. The papers consist of files related to Hemingway's decorating projects and professional activities and include notes, correspondence, minutes, reports, wallpaper samples, carpet samples, drawings and blueprints, specifications, invoices, billing statements, landscaping plans, paint analyses, research, photographs, and other papers.

The papers consist of files related to Hemingway's decorating projects and professional activities. They are arranged in two series:

Series 1. Project files, 1953-2003

This series contains 7 boxes containing various decoration jobs of Nan Heminway's throughout Litchfield and the surrounding area. Dates range from 1953-2003. Projects are arranged alphabetically by name. The papers include notes, wallpaper samples, carpet samples, drawings and blueprints, specifications, invoices, billing statements, landscaping plans, paint analyses, research, and photographs. In the files are photos of the artifacts, as they have been removed to collections storage.

Series 2. Professional activities and subject files

Series 2 has four boxes, containing files which include documents from Nan Heminway's professional activities in the Green Advisory Committee, Village Improvement Society, Historic District Commission, and CT Historical Commission. The files are arranged in two ways: sub-series 1 arranges the projects by title and sub-series 2 arranges the files by date. The files are mainly minutes, agendas, memorandums, correspondence, applications for and certificates of appropriateness, and various notes. The major projects included in these files are:

--The inclusion of Litchfield in the National Registry of Historic Places

--Landmark district boundaries review

--A study of West Street

--Litchfield Courthouse clocktower repairs and restoration

--The proposed addition for the First National Bank

--The Courthouse re-location

--The Post Office location

--The Litchfield Volunteer Ambulance project

--Action and vision plans for the Borough

Collection Historical Note

Hemingway was born Nov. 12, 1920, in Brooklyn, N.Y. She and her family moved frequently during her childhood. Her step-father was Herbert Sidney Jones, known in Litchfield as Capt. Jones, who helped establish the Litchfield Historic District in 1959. She attended the Oxford School in West Hartford and graduated from Finch Junior College in New York City, where she became interested in decorative art and design. She married Buell T. Heminway of Watertown during World War II when both were naval officers. Mrs. Heminway served with the rank of ensign in the Naval Communications Intelligence Organization, assisting in decryption of Japanese Navy codes. For her wartime work, she was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation.

After the war, she began working part-time as a wallpaper and fabric designer, working from home in Litchfield during the early 1950s. She also become involved in local civic affairs at this time. In the late 1950s, the Heminway family moved to Detroit. Following her divorce, she moved to Washington, D.C. and started a corporate interiors firm. In the late 1960s, she joined a New York firm as senior interior decorator. She also volunteered with the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  She moved to Litchfield in 1971 following the death of her mother.

In addition to her work decorating homes in Litchfield, she was crucial in the formation of the Litchfield Historic District Advisory Commission, serving for many years as its chairman. The Commission reviews exterior alterations to buildings in the Litchfield Historic District and her tenure saw the legitimization of the Commission as an active participant in town government. She was also instrumental in gaining the nomination of the Litchfield Historic District to the National Register of Historic Places.

She was president of the Litchfield Garden Club and recipient of its Historic Preservation Award for Zone II; consultant to the Litchfield Historical Society for the Tapping Reeve historic site and chair of its Tapping Reeve Committee; adviser to The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation; liaison to the Connecticut Historical Commission from the Connecticut Association of Historic District Commissioners; a director of Connecticut Preservation Action; consultant to The Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden in Bethlehem and a property of the  Antiquarian and Landmarks Society, of which she was a member. She was also an honorary trustee of the Litchfield Historical Society and chair of its Collections Committee.

Heminway's work was publicly recognized in 2006 when she received the Janet P. Jainschigg Award for Excellence and Professionalism in Historic Preservation from the Connecticut Trust.

She died on July 3, 2006.

Subject/Index Terms

Heminway, Nan F., 1920-2006
Historic preservation
Interior decoration
Litchfield (Conn.)
Litchfield Historical and Architectural Commission
Litchfield Historical Society (Conn.)
Litchfield Historic District Advisory Commission
National Register of Historic Places

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Accruals: Nan Hemingway made an initial gift in 1998 (1998-11-0). She made an additional gift in 2004 (2004-25-0). Following her death, her son Buell Hemingway made a gift (2006-27-0).

Access Restrictions: Financial information contained within Series 1 (Project Files) is restricted as a condition of the donation.

Use Restrictions: Copyright has been transferred to the Litchfield Historical Society for materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Nan F. Heminway

Acquisition Method: Gift

Preferred Citation: Nan F. Heminway papers (2004-25-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759

Other Note: The collection overview for this collection was completed with support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


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Series 2: Professional Activities and Subject FilesAdd to your cart.

These files include documents from Nan Heminway's professional activities in the Green Advisory Committee, Village Improvement Society, Historic District Commission, and CT Historical Commission. The files are arranged in two ways: sub-series 1 arranges the projects by title and sub-series 2 arranges the files by date. The files are mainly minutes, agendas, memorandums, correspondence, applications for and certificates of appropriateness, and various notes. The major projects included in these files are:

--The inclusion of Litchfield in the National Registry of Historic Places

--Landmark district boundaries review

--A study of West Street

--Litchfield Courthouse clocktower repairs and restoration

--The proposed addition for the First National Bank

--The Courthouse re-location

--The Post Office location

--The Litchfield Volunteer Ambulance project

--Action and vision plans for the Borough

Sub-Series 1: Major Projects by TitleAdd to your cart.
Larger projects are arranged alphabetically by project title.
Folder 1: Green Advisory Committee, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Includes minutes, memorandums, and correspondence.
Item 1: Action plan for Litchfield Green, 1978 JulyAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Review of Action Plan, 1979 Jan 8Add to your cart.
Review made by William G. Miller.
Item 2: Review of action plan, 1979 Jan 8Add to your cart.
Review made by William G. Miller.
Item 3: MemorandumsAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Correspondence Between Thomas Paine and Nan Heminway, 1978Add to your cart.
Thomas Paine (landscape architect): includes proposed townscape action plan, budget, and estimated cost.
Folder 2: Revised Village Improvement Society, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Includes minutes, memorandums, and correspondence.
Folder 2: Revised Village Improvement Society, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Includes memorandums, minutes, and correspondence.
Item 1: Correspondence from Rolland/Towers P.C. to Clifford Cooper, 1988 Feb 2Add to your cart.

Subject: on overview of improvements to Center Park

Attached: letter to Cooper and Village Improvement Society on scope of service for Center Park project, plan and renumeration of project Thomas Paine (associate of Land Design/Research Inc.)

Item 2: Minutes/MemorandumsAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Correspondence from Clifford Cooper to LDR Associates, 1988 Jan 20Add to your cart.

Letter to Thomas Paine, Patricia O'Donnell, and Peter G. Rolland and Associates.

Subject: need for landscaping around additional monuments in Center Park (one for Korean War, one for Vietnam).

Item 4: RecommendationsAdd to your cart.

Recommendations for layout of the Green, with regards to monuments

Attached: plans for amenity objects, parking, and plantings.

Item 5: Correspondence from Oren Boynton to John Fuller, 1988 Jul 12Add to your cart.

On Veterans' Monument project.

Attached: receipts and invoice for project.

Item 6: Quote for Memorials, 1987 Nov 21Add to your cart.
Copy of quote for Litchfield War Memorials. From O'Donnell Monument Company to Litchfield War Memorial Committee c/o John Fuller.
Folder 3: First National Bank Proposed AdditionAdd to your cart.
Item 1: History of First National Bank of Litchfield, 1939Add to your cart.
In honor of the 125th anniversary of the Bank.
Item 2: History of First National Bank of Litchfield, 1980Add to your cart.
In honor of 166th anniversary of Bank.
Item 3: BlueprintsAdd to your cart.
Blueprints of proposed addition to the First National Bank of Litchfield by Thomas C. Babbitt, architect.
Folder 4: National Historic Landmark District, 1969Add to your cart.
Includes Marrin correspondence, records of houses, and census forms.
Item 1: Marrin Correspondence, 1969-1972Add to your cart.
Marrin correspondence to and from various individuals.
Item 2: U.S. Department of the Interior Description, 1968 Oct 25Add to your cart.
Description of Litchfield as a historic district from the National Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings (U.S. Department of the Interior).
Item 3: House DescriptionsAdd to your cart.
Handwritten descriptions of the historic Bradley house, Ethan Allen house, Oliver Wolcott house, Reeve house, Sihley house, Seymour house, and Vaill house (Wolf Pit Farm).
Item 4: House RecordsAdd to your cart.
Handwritten records of houses built by Thomas Sheldon, Elisha Sheldon, Lynde Lord, Sr., Charles Butler, Julius Deming, R. Smith, and Elijah Wadsworth.
Item 5: Census FormsAdd to your cart.

Census forms for old or distinctive buildings in the state of Connecticut built by:

Reuban Smith-1770 and 1781

John Collins-1781-1782

David Buel-1787

Charles G. Pennett-1814

The Harriet Richards Home-1730

Levi Newell-1829

Thomas Sheldon-1775

Elisha Sheldon-1760

Lynde Lord, Sr.-1771-1772

Charles Butler-1792-1793

Julius Deming-1790 and 1883

Elijah Wadsworth-1774 and 1799

Captain Phineas Bradley and finished by Ephraim Kirby-1773

Abner Baldwin-1794

Oliver Wolcott, Sr.-1753-1754

Folder 5: National Register of Historic Places Nomination Correspondence, 1977-1979Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence of David Ransom, John Herzan, William Muntagh (of the U.S. Department of the Interior), Congressman Toby Moffett, Edward Sepples, Nan Heminway, John Mayher, and John Shannahan regarding the nomination of Litchfield on the National Register of Historic Places.
Folder 6: National Register of Historic Places, 1959-1977Add to your cart.
Includes drafts, background documentation, letters of approval, and procedure forms.
Item 1: Register Nomination Drafts, 1978Add to your cart.
Drafts written by David Ransom and Nan Heminway.
Item 2: Letters of Approval, 1968Add to your cart.
Letters of approval of Litchfield as a National Historic Landmark from Stewart Udall (Secretary of the Interior) and Robert Utley.
Item 3: Designation CertificateAdd to your cart.
Certificate of Litchfield designated as a registered National Historic Landmark.
Item 4: Nomination Inventory, 1977Add to your cart.
Includes descriptions of historic district.
Item 5: Photographs of Historic District, 1977Add to your cart.

Copies of photographs of the buildings of the Litchfield Historic District. Photos were taken by D. Ransom of:

Shop and Tavern

Tapping Reeve Law School and House

Sheldon's Tavern

North Street and Tallmadge House

Julius Deming House

North Street

South Street and Abbe House

East Street

Jail and Bank

Congregational Church

Beckwith and Brick Commercial Blocks

Courthouse

Firehouse

Historical Society

Prospect Street

Sheldon Street

Breuer House

Wolcott Library

Wells Run

Garage (Torrington Road)

Holly House Apartments

Item 6: Register Nomination: Final SubmissionAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Landmark District Correspondence, 1969-1976Add to your cart.
Correspondence regards the inclusion of portions of the Borough of Litchfield not included in the National Historic Landmark to be included therin. Correspondence from Oswald Marrin, Stephen Raiche, First-Selectman Robert Cooley, Richard Howland, John Shannahan, John McDermott, Roy Appleman, Murray Nelligan, Cornelius Heine, Robert Utley, and Vance Hartke are included.
Folder 8: Borough Minutes, 1986 Jul-1986 SepAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Membership Meeting of the Association of Historic District Commissions, 1979Add to your cart.
Includes memorandums and letters about scheduled meetings, along with photographs of the Commission.
Item 1: Memorandums/Correspondence, 1979Add to your cart.
Memorandums and correspondence of Nan Heminway and Edward Sepples noitfy Commission members of meetings and actions of the Board of Warden and Burgesses pertaining to the Historic District Commission.
Item 2: Photographs of the District CommissionAdd to your cart.

Portray:

Nan Heminway

Kitty Rosa

Mike Rybak

Robinson Leech

Ted Stedman

Jack Shanahan

Byron Virtue

Jim Thompson

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Van Der Stricht

Katy Rosan

Kay Sepples

Helen Virtue

Tess Platt

Lee Kukro

Jim Thompson

Folder 10: Dowling (Aspen Gardens) Conversion, 1986Add to your cart.
Includes minutes, applications for certificates of appropriateness, and blueprints/plans.
Item 1: Minutes, 1986Add to your cart.
Minutes from the Litchfield Historical and Architectural Commission meetings and Board of Warden and Burgesses Workshop meeting.
Item 2: Memorandum, 1986 Dec 1Add to your cart.
From Litchfield Historical and Architectural Commission to Peter Dowling. Addresses site work and facade changes to West and Meadow Streets.
Item 3: Application for Certificates of Appropriateness, 1982 Nov 5Add to your cart.

Applicant: Peter Dowling

Proposed work: replace signs

Location: West Street and Meadow Street

Item 4: Blueprints of Dowling Office BuildingAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Sketches of Dowling HouseAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Litchfield Housing Trust, 1990-1992Add to your cart.
Item 1: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
13 photographs included.
Item 2: Correspondence From Nan Heminway to Chet A. Stoner, 1992 Oct 27Add to your cart.
Letter from Nan Heminway to Chet Stoner of the Litchfield Housing Trust. Includes the estimate for landscaping at Tannerly Brook Project by Professional Outdoor Services.
Item 3: Grading and Erosion Control Plan, 1990 Jun 8Add to your cart.
Grading and Erosion Control plans for Woodruff Street.
Item 4: Landscape Plan, 1991 Apr 8Add to your cart.
Landscape Plan for Woodruff Street.
Folder 12: Nan Heminway Residence, 1971-1974Add to your cart.
Includes photos and blueprints.
Item 1: Photographs, 1971-1974Add to your cart.
5 photographs of 139 South Street, owned by Nan Heminway. Photos taken by Molly Adams for Nelva Weber for "How to Plan Your Own Home Landscape."
Item 2: Elevation BlueprintAdd to your cart.
By Thomas Babbitt.
Folder 13: Landmark District Boundaries Review, 1987Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence, agendas and minutes for the Board of Warden and Burgesses and the Litchfield Historical and Architectural Commission.
Item 1: Correspondence of Nan Heminway to Polly Matherly, 1981 Oct 6Add to your cart.
Nan Heminway to Polly Matherly, architectural historian of the National Park Service. Regards her site visit to Litchfield.
Item 2: Correspondence of Lloyd Chapman to Mary McCann, 1987 Apr 17Add to your cart.
Re: Draft of Litchfield National Historic Landmark boundary study.
Item 3: Agendas and Minutes for Board of Warden and Burgesses, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 4: Agendas and Minutes for Historical and Architectural Commission, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 5: Draft, 1987 Apr 27Add to your cart.
Draft of the Landmark District Survey.
Folder 14: Study of West Street, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Regards the revitalization of Litchfield Center.
Item 1: Bills, 1981Add to your cart.
Bills from Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities for "Main Street Project."
Item 2: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
6 photos of West Street.
Item 3: Correspondence From Sara Chase to Nan Heminway, 1980 Sep 10Add to your cart.
Sara B. Chase (preservation consultant and project coordinator to Nan Heminway. Notification of fees for services.
Item 4: Correspondence from Historic District Advisory CommissionAdd to your cart.

Correspondence from the Litchfield Historic District Advisory Commission to the building owners, lessees, and residents of the Litchfield Historic District.

Subject: need help in establishing regulations with regards to signage and paint colors.

Item 5: Newspaper ArticleAdd to your cart.
"Specialist Will Eye Historic Buildings."
Item 6: Revitalization of Central Litchfield, 1980 FebAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Litchfield Courthouse Clocktower Repairs and Restoration, 1995Add to your cart.
Includes the Litchfield Courthouse Clocktower Repairs and Restoration Design Package.
Folder 16: Greater Litchfield Preservation Trust, 1978-1986Add to your cart.
Includes the Townscape Enhancement Proposal (1978) and the George Kral Parking Study-Phase 1 (1986).
Folder 17: Sewer ProjectAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Assessment of the Impact on Cultural Resources of the Borough of Litchfield's Sewer SystemAdd to your cart.
Written by Dr. Russel G. Handsman.
Item 2: Cultural Resource Reconnaissance of the Sanitary Sewer in the Borough of LitchfieldAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Connecticut Humanities Council, 1983-1986Add to your cart.
Focuses on the 1983 Advisory Panel.
Item 1: Correspondence, 1983-1986Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence from John Shanahan, William Devlin, Herb Janick, and Ann Smith regarding the local Historian in Residence applications.
Item 2: Progress Report, 1983 DecAdd to your cart.
Progress Report for the Historian in Residence project. Written by William Devlin.
Item 3: Applications, 1983Add to your cart.
Applications for the Scholar in Residence and the Historian in Residence.
Item 4: Historic District Project OutlineAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Historic District Interim Study Committee Planning and Development Committee, 1984-1985Add to your cart.
Includes minutes and agendas, memorandums, correspondence, reports, and legislation.
Item 1: Agendas and Minutes, 1985Add to your cart.
Agendas and minutes of Local Historic District Interim Study Committee meeting.
Item 2: MemorandumAdd to your cart.

Memorandum to the members of the Policy Committee.

Re: LHDC Appellate Procedure.

Item 3: State Legislation Project, 1984Add to your cart.
State enabling legislation for local preservation commissions.
Item 4: Report: The Governor's Task Force for the Preservation of the Heritage of Connecticut, 1982 Jan 1Add to your cart.
Item 5: Report to the General Assembly of the Commission to Study the Procedures for the Establishment of Local Historical DistrictsAdd to your cart.
Includes working draft as well.
Item 6: Revision of the Historic District Enabling Statute, 1978 DecAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Action/Vision Plans, 1978-1994Add to your cart.
Item 1: Town of Litchfield Vision Plan, 1994Add to your cart.
"A Vision for Litchfield's Future: 1994-2004."
Item 2: Plan of Development, 1984Add to your cart.
Litchfield citizens advisory committee on the town plan.
Item 3: Action Plan for Litchfield Green, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Courthouse Location: Courthouse Site Committee, 1974-1979Add to your cart.
Includes minutes of the Courthouse Site Committee, newspaper articles, and memorandums.
Item 1: Waterbury Republican Articles, 1978 Jan 4; 1979 Feb 3Add to your cart.

"Panel will list sites for court."

"It's back to square one in long search for court site."

Item 2: Hartford Courant Articles, 1977 Nov 22; 1978 May 25; 1978 Sept 16 and 24; 1979 Feb 3Add to your cart.

"Bonetti seeks ideas of sites."

"State commissioner picks Litchfield for courthouse site."

"Courthouse site is uncertain despite support of Speziale."

"10 acres in Burrville called better location for courthouse."

"Courthouse hunt is back to step 1 with new limits."

Item 3: The Register Articles, 1974 Mar 20; 1977 Dec 29; 1978 May 17; 1978 May 25; 1978 Sep 22Add to your cart.

"Save the Litchfield Courthouse."

"Moffett offers staff aid in retaining courthouse."

"Courthouse sites considered."

MacKinnon fired; rejects T & M site."

"MacKinnon's decision  faces review."

"Speziale favors East Elm Street site."

Item 4: The Lakeville Journal Article, 1974 Apr 4Add to your cart.
"Long-Distance Justice."
Item 5: The Litchfield Enquirer Articles, 1974 Mar 21; 1977 Dec 15Add to your cart.

"The Courthouse Bill."

"State sends proposals for courthouse site."

Item 6: Minutes, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Minutes of the Litchfield Courthouse Site Committee.
Item 7: Correspondence, 1977-1979Add to your cart.
Correspondence from Michael Rybak, William Miller, Theodore Litwin, William Weaver, and James Talcott regarding the courthouse location and the proposed bill for "An Act Concerning the Construction of the Proposed Litchfield County Courthouse."
Item 8: Weighted Distances From Towns in Litchfield Judicial District to Proposed Courthouse Sites, 1978 May 1Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Proposed Project at Old Railroad StationAdd to your cart.
Includes zoning map and plans. The proposed project at the Old Railroad Station was never built.
Item 1: Litchfield Zoning MapAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Plot Plan for Lorlin Properties, Ltd.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Blueprints for Lorlin PropertyAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Litchfield Volunteer Ambulance Project, 1986-1988Add to your cart.
Includes applications for certificates of appropriateness, minutes, correspondence, and plans.
Item 1: ApplicationsAdd to your cart.

Applications:

#401

#407

#484: Removal of existing structure and building of new one.

#513: Demolish existing building and build new one.

Item 2: Minutes of Planning and Zoning Commission, 1988Add to your cart.
Item 3: Minutes of Board of Warden and Burgesses, 1988Add to your cart.
Regards Litchfield Volunteer Ambulance Association applications and the approval of the applications.
Item 4: Correspondence from Susan Lowenthal, 1988 Jul 14Add to your cart.

Correspondence from Susan Lowenthal to the Litchfield Architectural and Historic Commission.

Expresses her opposition to the proposed demolition of the LVAA building.

Item 5: Correspondence from Nan Heminway, 1987Add to your cart.
Correspondence from Nan Heminway to the Litchfield Historical and Architectural Commission, excusing herself from participating in the discussion of the LVAA applications, and to the Zoning Board of Appeals, with a request for specific considerations in the proposed expansion of the LVAA building.
Item 6: Correspondence from Grayce Rogers, 1987Add to your cart.

Correspondence from Grayce Rogers to members of the community.

Clarifies and explains the proposed plans.

Item 7: Site Plan and Exterior Elevations, 1986Add to your cart.
Item 8: Blueprints, 1986Add to your cart.
Contains blueprints of the first and second floors of the garage.
Item 9: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Photographs of the LVAA garage.
Folder 24: U.S. Post Office Site, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
Contains correspondence, reports, plans, proposals, minutes, and newspaper articles.
Item 1: Correspondence, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
Correspondence from W.A. Carroll, Nan Heminway, Ella Grasso, Bruce MacDougal, Jordan Tannenbaum, John McDermott, Frank D'Addabbo, James French, Harry Hart, Theodore Litwin, Alfred Maevis, Theodore Litwin, Martin Smith, and Dillon Ripley regarding the renovation and expansion of the Litchfield Post Office and the proposed relocation.
Item 2: Transcript, 1976 Apr 8Add to your cart.
Transcript of Apr. 8, 1976 meeting for Advisory Council-Postal Site Committee.
Item 3: Report, 1976 Mar 14Add to your cart.
Report of the Litchfield, CT Postal Site Committee.
Item 4: Presentation for Renovation and Expansion of Existing Post OfficeAdd to your cart.

Contents:

Letter of transmittal-Mrs. Sadler

Letter of endorsement-first selectman

Proposal with interior and site plans

Letters from Mr. Hart

Copy of Board of Selectmen's action re-access to site

Letter, Mr. Ives

Letter, Mr. Cramer

Letter, Superior Court-Judge Speziale

Letter, Mr. French, Postal Service

Letter, Mr. Maevis, Postal Service

Letter, Mr. Carrol, Postal Service

Item 5: ProposalAdd to your cart.
Proposal for Meadow Street post office site.
Item 6: PlansAdd to your cart.
Plans for the proposed post office expansion.
Item 7: Waterbury Republican Newspaper Articles, 1976 Mar 10; 1976 Mar 31Add to your cart.

""Final say on post office quizzed."

"Two letters pose problems for postal site unit."

Item 8: Minutes, 1976 Mar 4Add to your cart.

Minutes of March 4, 1976 meeting of the Board of Selectmen.

Board approved the request by the Postal Site Committee to possible granting of the new access to town parking.

Item 9: Post Office and Possible Site LocationsAdd to your cart.
Written by John F. Parker.
Item 10: Letters and RequestsAdd to your cart.
List of letters and requests relating to the U.S. Post Office.
Folder 25: Litchfield Historical Society, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Includes miscellaneous documents and correspondence relating to the Historical Society.
Item 1: Appraisal, 1981 Jul 17Add to your cart.

Appraisal for medical items donated to the Litchfield Historical Society.

For Dr. C. Norton Warner, Jr. by Thomas M. McBride.

Item 2: Report Institute of Museum Services GrantAdd to your cart.

Written by Nan Heminway.

Describes accession number process.

Item 3: Correspondence Between Nan Heminway and Robert Carroon, 1981Add to your cart.

Robert Carroon to Nan: requests need for list of items that pertain to 1781 for the exhibit, "Litchfield and Yorktown," at the Historical Society.

Nan's response to Carroon.

Item 4: Correspondence from Lockett Ford Bollard, 1980 Oct 15Add to your cart.
On the law school restoration with regard to the interior book vault area.
Item 5: Draft for Museum Program, 1980 OctAdd to your cart.
First draft for the Museum Program (square feet).
Sub-Series 2: Correspondence and Documents by DateAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: October-December 1975 CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Includes correspondence from John McDermott, Nan Heminway, and Terry Brooks regarding the postal service relocation.
Folder 2: 1977-1979 CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Includes miscellaneous documents and correspondence relating to the Historic District Commission.
Item 1: Correspondence from Nan Heminway, 1977-1978Add to your cart.

Correspondence from Nan Heminway to Senator Joseph A. Ruggiero and Representative Michael Rybak, urging support for the bill to revise the General Statute enabling the formation and administration of Historic Districts.

Nan Heminway to Leonard Hutchinson, requesting attention to invoices included in the Budget of the Litchfield Historical District Commission.

Nan Heminway to Dwight Fanton, addressing his interest in the Wolcott property.

Nan Heminway to Paul Pritchard and Dexter Fawcett, regarding task force proposals and obtaining a designation for a historic district under the general statute.

Item 2: Correspondence from Ella Grasso, 1979 Jul 13Add to your cart.
Correspondence from Ella Grasso to Nan Heminway, notifying her that Michael Rybak recommended her for the appointment to the Connecticut Historical Commission.
Folder 3: 1975-1976 CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Includes correspondence between Nan Heminway and Oswald Marrin, regarding her appointment to the Historical and Architectural Commission.
Folder 4: 1976-1977 Minutes and ApplicationsAdd to your cart.
Includes minutes and applications for certificates of appropriateness for the Litchfield Historic District Commission.
Item 1: Minutes, 1976-1977Add to your cart.
Minutes of the Litchfield Historic District Commission meetings.
Item 2: Applications, 1976-1977Add to your cart.
Applications and approvals for certificates of appropriateness in the Historic District.
Folder 5: Courthouse Site Committee (1977)Add to your cart.
Includes proposals, reports, plans, and correspondence.
Item 1: Proposals, 1977Add to your cart.
Proposals containing recommendations for the location of a courthouse for the county of Litchfield.
Item 2: Interim ReportAdd to your cart.
Interim report of Litchfield Courthouse Site Committee-on site proposals.
Item 3: Correspondence, 1977Add to your cart.
Correspondence from Frank Eraclito and Baldwin Realty to Ted Litwin on property for the current location of the courthouse.
Item 4: Plot Plans and Dimension RequirementsAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Inventory and Evaulation of Possible Courthouse Site, 1977 Nov 11Add to your cart.

Proposed court house site is the property of Harold A. Schwartz.

Inventory and evaluation made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Item 6: General Property Maps in the BoroughAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: 1977 CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Correspondence from Harold Harlow, James Bergen, William Miller, Clifford Cooper, Theodore Litwin, Nan Heminway, Toby Moffett, John Cotter, and Robert Sullivan on various topics relating to the Historical Commission and the Courthouse Site Committee.
Folder 7: 1978-1979 CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Courthouse Site CommitteeAdd to your cart.
Correspondence from Thomas Williams, Michael Rybak, Theodore Litwin, Harold Harlow, Edmund Mickiewicz, and William Miller, regarding proposed courthouse legislation and retention.
Item 2: Press Release, 1978 Sep 27Add to your cart.
"Rybak supports Litchfield Courthouse site."
Item 3: Correspondence from Daniel MacKinnon, 1978 May 24Add to your cart.
Correspondence from Daniel MacKinnon to Katherine Anderson, notifying her that her property was chosen for the site of the courthouse (eminent domain).
Item 4: Correspondence from Theodore Litwin, 1978 Apr 24Add to your cart.
Correspondence from Theodore Litwin to Henry Gionfriddo, requesting to come before the State Properties Review Board to voice objections to the Torringford Street courthouse site.
Folder 8: 1976 CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Correspondence from Ernest Way, 1976 Oct 21Add to your cart.
Correspondence from Ernest Way to the Litchfield Historic District Commission, requesting information because the East Haddam Historic District Commission is attempting to standardize all signs in the district.
Item 2: Correspondence from Lockett Ford Ballard, 1976 Oct 29Add to your cart.

Correspondence from Lockett Ford Ballard to Nan Heminway.

Regards plans on protesting the possible submerging of the CT Historic Commission within the Department of Environmental Protection.

Item 3: Correspondence from Nicholene MarcianoAdd to your cart.

Correspondence from Nicholene Marciano to Nan Heminway.

Notification that Board of Warden and Burgesses voted to have the entire Borough included in the National Register of Historic Places.

Folder 9: 1978 Minutes and ApplicationsAdd to your cart.
Minutes and applications for certificates of appropriateness for the Litchfield Historic District Commission.
Item 1: Applications, 1978Add to your cart.
Applications for certificates of appropriateness.
Item 2: Minutes, 1978Add to your cart.
Minutes for the Historic District Commission meetings.
Item 3: Correspondence from Theodore Litwin, 1978 Apr 3Add to your cart.

Correspondence from Theodore Litwin to the Litchfield Historic Commission.

Subject: Litchfield Park and Recreation Commission requesting permission to build addition on building at the community field.

Item 4: Plan of Sub-division of PropertyAdd to your cart.
Plan of sub-division of property, owned by Frank and Dirce Zeffire.
Item 5: Correspondence of James Lamond, 1978 Nov 29Add to your cart.

Correspondence from James Lamond to Nan Heminway.

Subject: Intent to have the roof line trim on the courthouse side of Cobble Court.

Item 6: Approval of Applications, 1978 Dec 6Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Post Office (Beckwith Block) Correspondence (1978-1979)Add to your cart.

Mainly includes correspondence from Raymond Devlin on restoration project for the Litchfield Post Office.

Also includes correspondence from Harry Hart, in response to Devlin.

Item 1: Substitute Senate Bill No. 314Add to your cart.
An act providing for exemptions from the state building code for properties acquired by urban homesteading agencies and for historic structures.
Item 2: Draft of Guidelines for Rehabilitating Old BuildingsAdd to your cart.
From the Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation.
Folder 11: 1979 Minutes and ApplicationsAdd to your cart.
Includes applications for certificates of appropriateness and minutes for the Historic District Commission and Advisory Commission.
Item 1: MinutesAdd to your cart.
Minutes from the Historic District Advisory Commision and the Historic District Commission.
Item 2: ApplicationsAdd to your cart.
Applications for certificates of appropriateness.
Item 3: Plan of Park and Rec Commission Sign LocationAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Letters Granting Certificates of Appropriateness, 1979 May 1Add to your cart.

Nan Heminway to:

James Lamond

Richard Query

Alice McGovern

Milton Cramer

Item 5: Procedural Guidelines, 1979 Mar 8Add to your cart.
Procedural guidelines for enrolling a district or property on the National Register of Historic Places.
Item 6: Memorandum, 1979 Jun 14Add to your cart.

Memorandum from Robert Garvey.

Enclosed: Program approach on handicapped access to historic properties (Federal Register-1979).

Folder 12: 1979 CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Correspondence from Nan Heminway, Dorothy Barnes, Leonard Hutchinson, Allen Pepper, and Edward Sepples, regarding the Historic District Commission and proposed legislation for historic districts.
Folder 13: 250th Anniversary, 1969 JulAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Town SealAdd to your cart.
250th Anniversary town seal by the Robbins Company.
Item 2: Western Union Telegram, 1969 Jul 3Add to your cart.
From Richard Nixon to Litchfield, congratulating them on 250th Anniversary.
Item 3: MemorandumAdd to your cart.
Memorandum to editors and broadcasters-press facilities for working staff of news media.
Item 4: Covers of EventsAdd to your cart.
Covers of July 2-6, along with a cover of the lead celebration for June 26.
Item 5: The Bethel Home News Article, 1969 Jul 2Add to your cart.
"Parade celebration highlight" - guest of honor, Mrs. A.G. Millard, the mayor of Litchfield, England, will be at parade.
Item 6: The Sunday Republican Article, 1969 Jun 15Add to your cart.
"Litchfield Girds for Birthday Celebration."
Item 7: Torrington Register Article, 1969 Jun 19Add to your cart.
"Parade unit - to retrace historic route."
Folder 14: 1980 Minutes and ApplicationsAdd to your cart.
Applications for certificates of appropriateness and minutes from the meetings of the Historic District Commission and the Historic District Advisory Commission.
Item 1: MinutesAdd to your cart.
Item 2: ApplicationsAdd to your cart.
Applications for certificates of appropriateness.
Item 3: Correspondence of Sue Doyle, 1980 Feb 3Add to your cart.
Correspondence of Sue Doyle to Nan Heminway, for an application for a sign permit for a real estate office sign.
Item 4: Correspondence of Kenneth Russo, 1982 Oct 7Add to your cart.

Kenneth Russo to Nan Heminway.

Enclosed: copies of plans for renovations to window above entrance along West Street.

Item 5: Photos and Plans for Church Parking LotAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: 1980 CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Correspondence from James Rice, Edward Sepples, and Nan Heminway regarding the Historic District Commission.
Item 1: Information Desired by Building Owners and Business Proprietors for Appropriate Restoration of Buildings in Central Litchfield, April 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Post Office, 1980Add to your cart.
Includes plans, minutes, applications, and correspondence relating to the Litchfield Post Office renovations.
Item 1: PlansAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Photo of Postal Site CommitteeAdd to your cart.

Portrays:

W.M. Miller

Jacqueline Sadler

Nan Heminway

David Szkoneski

B. Mason

Item 3: Minutes of Job Meeting No. 3, 1980 Sep 17Add to your cart.
Minutes of job meeting no. 3 with Smith Edwards Architects for Beckwith Block project.
Item 4: ApplicationsAdd to your cart.
Applications for certificates of appropriateness for modifications to the post office.
Item 5: MinutesAdd to your cart.
Minutes of the Litchfield Historic District Advisory Commission.
Item 6: Harry Hart CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Correspondence between Harry Hart and Nan Heminway, requesting permission for post office modifications.
Item 7: Sub-station Correspondence, 1980Add to your cart.

Correspondence from Theodore Litwin and Toby Moffett to William Bolger, requesting that the USPS establish a sub-station in Litchfield center.

Correspondence from Joseph Donahue, with the notification that the USPS intends to construct a new facility on Route 202.

Folder 17: 1981 Minutes and ApplicationsAdd to your cart.
Minutes and applications for certificates of appropriateness for the Litchfield Historic District Commission.
Item 1: PlanAdd to your cart.
Plan of fabric store (corresponds with app #229).
Item 2: Plans for Agricultural CenterAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: 1981 CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Correspondence from Jordan Tannenbaum, John Shanahan, Nan Heminway, Edward Sepples, and Arthur Webster on various subjects relating to the Historic District Commission and requests for certificates of appropriateness and modifications to plans.
Item 1: Substitute Senate Bill No. 589Add to your cart.
Public Act No. 81-401. "An Act Concerning Scenic Roads."
Item 2: Preservation Profile, 1981 NovAdd to your cart.
Volume 5, No. 3.
Folder 19: Post Office Correspondence, 1981Add to your cart.
Correspondence from Harry Hart, William Miller, Theodore Litwin, Walter Gress, William Bolger, Raymnd Devlin, and Jordan Tannenbaum relating to the Beckwith Building and possible relocation of the post office.
Folder 20: Methodist Church Correspondence, 1981Add to your cart.
Item 1: PamphletAdd to your cart.
Pamphlet urging for the rebuilding of the United Methodist Church. Distributed by the church.
Item 2: PhotosAdd to your cart.
Photos of the United Methodist Church, subsequent to the fire.
Item 3: Joseph Rainey Correspondence, 1981 Feb 19; 1981 Apr 10Add to your cart.

Joseph Rainey to the District Commission, requesting to install aluminum siding on the exterior of the church.

Thomas Fisher to Joseph Rainey, describing the cosmetic problems of the church.

Folder 21: 1982 Minutes and ApplicationsAdd to your cart.
Contains minutes and applications for certificates of appropriateness for the Historic District Commission.
Folder 22: 1982 CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Correspondence from Thomas McGowan, Nan Heminway, and Terry Tondro regarding the Litchfield Town Plan of Development and the report of the Governor's Heritage Task Force.
Item 1: State Legislative Initiatives: ConnecticutAdd to your cart.
Written by Gregory Andrews for the Preservation Law Reporter.
Folder 23: 1983-1984 Minutes and ApplicationsAdd to your cart.
Contains minutes and applications for certificates of appropriateness for the Historical and Architectural Commission.
Item 1: Gerald Majer Correspondence, 1984Add to your cart.

Correspondence from Gerald Majer to Nan Heminway, with proposals for barn/garage and the erection of a pickett fence.

Enclosed: Plans and revisions.

Item 2: Richard Gray Correspondence, 1983 Aug 18Add to your cart.

Richard Gray to Nan Heminway.

Enclosed: photos and drawings relative to the proposed addition to the house on South Street.

Folder 24: 1983 CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Item 1: E. Seward Stevens Correspondence, 1983 Dec 9Add to your cart.

Correspondence of E. Seward Stevens to the Board of Warden and Burgesses.

Subject: Thoughts on "Proposed Regulations to Clarify and Update Certain Terms in the "Act Establishing the Old and Historic Litchfield District.""

Item 2: Proposed RegulationsAdd to your cart.
Proposed regulations to clarify and update certain terms in the "Act Establishing the Old and Historic Litchfield District."
Item 3: House Bill No. 5369Add to your cart.
An Act Concerning Historic District Commissions.
Folder 25: 1985-1986 Minutes and ApplicationsAdd to your cart.
Includes minutes and applications for certificates of appropriateness for the Historical and Architectural Commission. Also includes minutes of 1985-1986 public hearings for the Board of Warden and Burgesses.
Item 1: Photos and Plan for App #386Add to your cart.
Item 2: Photos and Plans for Cobble CourtAdd to your cart.
Regards the banner and proposed sign for Cobble Court.
Folder 26: 1985-1986 CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Gina Burns CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Correspondence from Gina Burns to the Historical and Architectural Commission, requesting to hang a banner and sign in Cobble Court.
Item 2: The Litchfield Enquirer Newspaper Articles, 1985 Jul 24; 1985 Sep 18Add to your cart.

"Banners Ordered Removed."

"Cobble Court at West and South Streets Can Seem Like Dicken's London."

Item 3: George and Jeannette Ching Correspondence, 1986Add to your cart.
A series of correspondence between the Chings and various individuals on the installation of a pool fence.
Item 4: By-LawAdd to your cart.
By-law relating to commercial and business structures and advertising signs and annoying uses.
Item 5: Ordinance, 1985 Aug 6Add to your cart.
An ordinance requiring the securing of access to swimming pools within the Borough of Litchfield.
Item 6: Michael Rybak Correspondence, 1986Add to your cart.

Correspondence from Michael Rybak to Nan Heminway, regarding the Litchfield Historical Society building addition.

Enclosed: Preliminary design scope of work by Raphael and Charney Architects.

Folder 27: 1987 Minutes and ApplicationsAdd to your cart.
Includes minutes and applications for certificates of appropriateness for the Historical and Architectural Commission and the Board of Warden and Burgesses.
Folder 28: 1987 CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Mainly correspondence of John and Nancy Tracy to the Commission, regarding renovations to their house on Prospect Street.
Folder 29: 1988 Minutes and ApplicationsAdd to your cart.
Includes minutes and applications for certificates of appropriateness for the Historic and Architectural Commission and the Board of Warden and Burgesses.
Folder 30: 1988 CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Draft of Memorandum, 1988 Aug 2Add to your cart.

Draft of memorandum to the Board of Warden and Burgesses from the Historic and Architectural Commission.

Re: Amendment of Historic District Enabling Legislation.

Item 2: Memorandum, 1988 Apr 2Add to your cart.
Based on Handbook for CT Historical and Historic Properties Commissions. Written by William Miller.
Item 3: Correspondence from William Miller, 1988 Aug 9Add to your cart.

Correspondence from William Miller to Anthony Crowe.

Subject: On need for 1959 act establishing Litchfield as a historic district to be amended.

Item 4: ReportAdd to your cart.
Report to the General Assembly of the Commission to study the procedures for the establishment of local historical districts pursuant to SA 85-77. Submitted by Michael Rybak.
Folder 31: 1989 Minutes and ApplicationsAdd to your cart.
Includes minutes and applications for certificates of appropriateness for the Historical and Architectural Commission. Includes minutes of the Historic District Commission public hearings as well.
Folder 32: 1990 Minutes and AgendasAdd to your cart.
Includes minutes and agendas for the Litchfield Historic District Commission. Minutes of the LHDC public hearings are included as well.
Item 1: Borough of Litchfield Historic District Commission BylawsAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Administrative Regulations and Procedures, 1990 Jul 6Add to your cart.
Administrative Regulations and Procedures-Borough of Litchfield Historic District Commission. Effective July 6, 1990.
Folder 33: 1991 Minutes and AgendasAdd to your cart.
Minutes and agendas for the Litchfield Historic District Commission. Minutes of public hearings included as well.
Sub-Series 3: CT Historical Commission and Background InfoAdd to your cart.
Includes miscellaneous documents relating to the CT Historical Commission and various historic districts in New England.
Folder 1: CT Historical Commission and CT Preservation Action, 1978-1981Add to your cart.
Item 1: Minutes and AgendasAdd to your cart.
Minutes and agendas for the CPA Historic District Committee, the CT Preservation Action Committee, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and the CT Historical Commission.
Item 2: Recommendations, 1981Add to your cart.

CT Preservation Action recommendations for legislative action.

Policy recommendations for historic districts.

Item 3: Proposed Local Historic Districts in CT, 1980 SepAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Memorandum, 1981 May 28Add to your cart.

Memorandum from Jack A. Gold to Holly Schadler.

Re: Use of zoning to promote historic preservation.

Item 5: Districts of Critical Planning Concern (Overlay Districts)Add to your cart.
Item 6: Remarks by A. Robert Thoresen, 1978 Oct 12Add to your cart.
Remarks by Thorensen at the National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference, workshop of Urban Historic District Commissions.
Item 7: Remarks of William TreiberAdd to your cart.
Remarks of William Treiber for the Historic Preservation Commission at the meeting of the Winsted Kiwanis Club.
Folder 2: Background Info, 1977-1980Add to your cart.
Includes various documents regarding other historic districts and regulations.
Item 1: Good Neighbors Building Next to History: Design Guidelines HandbookAdd to your cart.
Item 2: The Boston Sign CodeAdd to your cart.
Explains recent amendments to Boston's zoning code, pertaining to business signs.
Item 3: Sign Regulations for Oak Bluffs, 1979Add to your cart.
Item 4: Zoning RegulationsAdd to your cart.

Zoning regulations concerning signage for the towns of:

Greenwich

Farmington

West Hartford

Newington

Litchfield

Manchester

Item 5: Brookline Sign Review and Appendix and Criteria for Renovations, 1977 AprAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Facade Improvement ProgramAdd to your cart.
For Webster, MA.
Item 7: Sign Language: A Guide for Salem MerchantsAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Lawrence Design Review OrdinanceAdd to your cart.
Item 9: List of Projects, 1979 AprAdd to your cart.
List of projects for the action plan for the Litchfield Green.
Item 10: Amendment V, 1978 Sep 27Add to your cart.
Amendment V for the Woodbury Plan of Development for Main Street.
Item 11: Project Prepare Phase IIAdd to your cart.
For Southbury, CT. Written by Michael Skrebutenas from UConn School of Law.
Item 12: Memorandum, 1980 Sep 5Add to your cart.

Memorandum from Jean VanOrman to the Hamilton Downtown Study Committee.

Subject: The visual character of downtown Hamilton and its regulation.

Folder 3: Design Review Committee, 1986-1988Add to your cart.
Contains drafts, memorandums, agendas, and minutes pertaining to the Litchfield Design Committee.
Item 1: Draft of Design Review CommitteeAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Memorandum, 1986 Sep 15Add to your cart.

Memorandum from Tom McGowan to the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Subject: On appointment of the Advisory Design Review Committee.

Item 3: Agenda and Minutes, 1988Add to your cart.
Agenda and minutes of the Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing session and regular meetings.
Item 4: Proposed OrdinanceAdd to your cart.
Proposed Collinsville Historic District Ordinance for the Town of Canton.

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