Ron Marchetti and Dale Bertoldi will give a PowerPoint presentation and talk about the importance of the prefabricated General Houses Industries house in Bloomfield Center that had originally been slated for demolition. The house was dismantled, and stored for future restoration by the architecture department at University of Hartford.
Their presentation explores the origin of prefabricated, modular homes in America and how these unique prototype modular houses became available to the public in the 1930’s.
Specifically, this presentation explains how one of these rare houses ended up in Bloomfield Center, and was still intact today yet hidden from plain view! Examine how Ironwood Community Partners, a local non-profit dedicated to preservation saved and completely dismantled this house after 80 years of its lying incognito only two lots away from Town Hall.
Photo courtesy of Dennis Hubbs.
A program presented by the Wintonbury Historical Society, Ironwood Community Partners and the library, registration is appreciated.