Sunday, September 11, 2011

Norwich, The Wauregan. "Abraham Lincoln Slept Here"

During the 1800's and early 1900's, the Wauregan House was regarded as the place to stay while traveling between New York and Boston. During the latter part of the 1900's, it fell into disrepair. It has finally been restored and is now used for apartments for limited income inhabitants.




The building on the left is the Norwich Superior Court, a relatively new building, built in the early 1980's. The buildings on the right house attorneys' offices. I used to work in an building (not visible) behind the courthouse. We had a bit of excitement on May 24, 1984, when a man took his gun with him into the courthouse and shot his wife during divorce proceedings. Metal detectors were soon installed to prevent further episodes. Click here to read more.
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4 comments:

CARLOS said...

A nice place and an unfortunate history, is now everywhere fortunately metal detectors. Regards.

Elisa said...

Have a nice Sunday Margaret!
Elisa, Argentina

Firefly said...

It always lighten the heart when places of historical importance are restored. Wish everybody could appreciate history

DeeBee L. said...

Well, i guess that it must have been quite an spooky experience...
Do you think that A.Lincoln wrote "Abraham was here" somewhere on one of the walls???? :)))))
Hope you are all right Margaret. DeeBee x