The TENTH and final of 10 feature projects to celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary!
The Old Tolland County Courthouse on Tolland Green in Tolland, CT is in the final preparations to go out to bid for restoration of the Bell Tower. The Courthouse currently operates as a museum showcasing its use as a courtroom on the second floor, and houses the French Canadian Genealogical Society of Connecticut library on the first floor.
This 1822 structure is a rare remaining example of civic architecture from the Federal period. The Tolland Green National Register District nomination reads: “the essence of the Federal style is recalled in the district in the form of the slender corner pilasters, fanlights, Palladian window, and cornice enrichment on the courthouse.” Restoration of the 1822 Doolittle bell, made in Hartford, CT is part of the current project, along with exterior restoration and interior structural repairs of the supporting timbers.