Log In | Contact Us| View Cart (0)
Browse: Collections Digital Content Subjects Creators Record Groups

Litchfield Village Improvement Society records

Overview

Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Records

Litchfield Architectural Improvement Committee

Posters



Contact us about this collection

Litchfield Village Improvement Society records, 1875-1941 | Litchfield Historical Society

Printer-friendly Printer-friendly | Email Us Contact Us About This Collection

Collection Overview

Title: Litchfield Village Improvement Society records, 1875-1941Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Litchfield Village Improvement Society

Extent: 0.0

Date Acquired: 00/00/1943. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: By-Laws, Colonial revival (Architecture) - Connecticut - Litchfield, Courthouses - Connecticut - Litchfield, Litchfield (Conn.), Litchfield Village Improvement Society

Forms of Material: Financial records, Posters

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Litchfield Village Improvement Society records (1943-09-0) are comprised of eight bound volumes of records, a manuscript box of papers, and oversize posters. The records cover the years 1875 through 1941. Represented in the volumes are the "Articles of Association" and By-laws, meeting minutes, financial records, member lists, and annual reports.  Documents in the manuscript box include activities of the Society and plans for colonial changes to the Litchfield County Courthouse, business buildings, and renovation of Armory Hall. The posters are advertising events sponsored by the Society.

The bound volumes are currently housed in 3A Box 10. Posters are in Oversize Boxes 1A and 19.

Collection Historical Note

The Litchfield Village Improvement Company was incorporated April 24, 1875. The purpose for which the Company was formed was to make improvements in the Village of Litchfield, its streets, parks, public grounds and public buildings. The organization could also purchase, erect and maintain new buildings as well. The name of the organization was later changed to the Litchfield Village Improvement Society. The Society was dissolved on November 24, 1941.

Subject/Index Terms

By-Laws
Colonial revival (Architecture) - Connecticut - Litchfield
Courthouses - Connecticut - Litchfield
Litchfield (Conn.)
Litchfield Village Improvement Society

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Accruals: Gift of Wiliam L. Warren in Oct. 1952 [6208]; gift of Mrs. Ludlow Bull in Aug. 1961 [5654]; gift of Mary B. Brewster in April 1964 [8357].

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

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: Rev. Wm. J. Brewster

Acquisition Method: Gift

Original/Copies Note: For more information please see http://www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.

Preferred Citation: Litchfield Village Improvement Society records (1943-09-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759.

Finding Aid Revision History: Revised in May 2014.

Other Note: This collection was processed with support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Records, 1875-1941],
[Series 2: Litchfield Architectural Improvement Committee, 1913-1914],
[Series 3: Posters, 1875-1886],
[All]

Series 2: Litchfield Architectural Improvement Committee, 1913-1914Add to your cart.
Records of the Architectural Improvement Committee of the Village Improvement Society which developed plans, solicited subscribers, and oversaw "colonial changes" to the West Street business buildings, County Courthouse, and Armory Hall.
Folder 1: Colonial changes to business buildings committee, 1912 Dec - 1914 JanAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Colonial changes to business buildings - Exhibit, 1913 Jan 25-28Add to your cart.
Invitation and list of guests at the exhibit to inspect the drawings of the proposed architectural changes in the business buildngs of Litchfield, prepared by Mr. A.P.F. Adenaw, an architect of New York.
Folder 3: Colonial plans for Litchfield Connecticut brochure, 1913 Jan 25 & 28Add to your cart.
Printed brochure with the outline of the Colonial remodeling project by the Commttee of the Village Improvement Society together with a catalogue of exhibits.
Folder 4: Colonial changes to business buildings subscribers, 1913-1914Add to your cart.
List of subscribers, pledges, and letters concerning the colonial remodeling project.
Folder 5: Subscribers to the fund for remodeling business buildings and restoration of Armory Hall, 1913Add to your cart.
Notebook of subscribers with amounts pledged and donated to the project.
Folder 6: Armory Hall restoration, 1913Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Litchfield Architectural Improvement Committee accounts, 1913 Jan 5 - 1914 Aug 18Add to your cart.
Checkbook and ledger of donations and expenditures.
Folder 8: Litchfield Architectural Improvement Committee accounts, 1913-1914Add to your cart.
Miscellaneous accounts of expenses and receipts.
Folder 9: Adenaw, A.P.F. accounts, 1913-1917Add to your cart.
Accounts of A.P.F. Adenaw, architect with the Litchfield Architectural Improvement Society.
Folder 10: Litchfield County Courthouse, 1913-1914Add to your cart.
Accounts and correspondence concerning the remodeling of the County Courthouse, including expenses of the architect, A.P.F. Adenaw.
Folder 11: Litchfield County Courthouse clock, 1913-1914Add to your cart.
Seth Thomas Clock Co. accounts for dismantling and repairing the Courthouse clock; also accounts to Edward Devins of Litchfield for painting the clock face and clock tower.
Folder 12: Litchfield County Courthouse renovations, 1913-1914Add to your cart.
Estimates and bills from Tracy Brothers building contractors of Waterbury, Conn. for work on the Courthouse.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Records, 1875-1941],
[Series 2: Litchfield Architectural Improvement Committee, 1913-1914],
[Series 3: Posters, 1875-1886],
[All]


Page Generated in: 0.417 seconds (using 192 queries).
Using 2.77MB of memory. (Peak of 3.04MB.)

Powered by Archon Version 3.21 rev-1
Copyright ©2012 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign