Gilbert School, Winsted, CT 1929 - 30 --
This book, more a private school catalog than a school yearbook,
includes listings of current students and town, by class, currently
faculty by specialty, all alumni by year, all faculty, past and present,
with tenures, and all trustees of the Gilbert Trust. There are a
number of photographs (sadly, none are of students) of the physical
plant, now occupied by Northwestern Connecticut Community College as
Gilbert has moved to newer quarters.
80+ pages, PDF format, download now for
The Farmington River and its Origins, from
the Connecticut Quarterly, Volume III (1897). Today
one thinks of the Farmington River, starting with its origins in
Massachusetts and through its course in Connecticut, primarily in terms
of scenic and recreational uses, but a century ago this was emphatically
not the case. While there is material about the Winsted area in
this article, the emphasis is on the portion of the river in Hartford
Please see our
Hartford County page for more information.
Tour to Historic Places in the Town of Winchester.
The full title of this
booklet is “A tour to places of historic interest in the Town of
Winchester made as part of the observance of the Connecticut
tercentenary August 31, 1935”. There’s a remarkable amount of
history here. It appears to have been collected from the remarks of
many local citizens with special knowledge of local events and
institutions, made during an automobile tour of the Town of Winchester.
The tour began at the Soldiers Monument in Winsted and continued to
several other destinations and landmarks in the Township. The only
fault we find with the document is that it did not include a map – and
without one, some landmarks, particularly those of former industries
washed away in the 1955 Flood, will be hard to find. 18+ pages,
PDF format, download now for $3.00.
History of the Winsted Savings Bank.
This 1935 booklet traces the history
of the Winsted Savings Bank from its foundation in 1860 until the year of
publication, and along the way includes a fair amount of the history of Winsted
and Winchester as well. As a financial institution, Winsted Savings Bank
was sensitive to economic conditions elsewhere in the nation as well, so some of
this is included in the narrative. Also included are photos of the bank
through the years, some of its officers and staff, and staff member listings.
30+ pages, PDF format, download now for $3.00.
Winsted Green and its Neighborhood
(1800 – 1840) By Emily Perkins Roberts
This 1935 booklet traces the
history of the Winsted Green – now the area of downtown Winsted opposite
Northwestern Connecticut Community College – and the area surrounding
it. Originally prepared for the 150th Anniversary of the
incorporation of the Town of Winchester, it was later included in the
Connecticut Tercentenary publication. Ms. Perkins uses many sources in
this work, some well known (such as Annals of Winchester) and
others far more obscure. We consider this a must for anyone with a
serious interest in the history of Winsted or Winchester. 30+
pages, PDF format, download now for $3.00.