This week’s trivia question

A famous Hartford restaurant opened in the basement of the United States Hotel on State Street in 1845. Name it. Give up? Here’s the answer.

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Catching up

Here’s some news that got lost in the holiday hub-bub. *** The Hartford Courant reported that the 160-year-old Lewtan Building on High Street, just off Bushnell Park, will join the many downtown buildings undergoing conversion into apartments. (This Google Maps photo shows it in relation to the park.) As reporter Ken Gosselin put it: For […]

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Joe Marfuggi, riverfront visionary

Joe Marfuggi, the man who led Riverfront Recapture for 29 years, died last week at age 77. It’s hard to think of anyone who did more to revitalize Hartford in the past half-century. The Hartford Courant summed up his impact nicely: Marfuggi, energized by a vision of reconnecting residents with the Connecticut River waterfront in […]

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History getting unstuck on Pearl Street

It’s nice to see progress in the plans to rehabilitate the long-vacant office buildings at the corner of Pearl and Trumbull streets. The Hartford Business Journal reports that a New York-based partnership has secured $12.6 million in financing to convert the 12-story building at 101 Pearl Street in 157 market-rate apartments. The partnership also intends […]

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