Old Greenhouse 1898 - Click To Enlarge

1898 Greenhouse

Elizabeth Park, in Hartford CT, has 2 of the old iron, wood, and glass type design greenhouses. As a whole they are interesting buildings, their design records are even part of the New York Botanical Gardens archives of famous greenhouses.

Old Greenhouse 1898 - Click To Enlarge
Old Greenhouse 1898 – Click To Enlarge

Just once a photograph of an entire building was used in an article, it’s the details I always find that catch my eye.

Old Greenhouse 1898 - Click To Enlarge
Old Greenhouse 1898 – Click To Enlarge

Each time I visit the park there is something different about the buildings. It’s never anything big. There was only one major maintenance project ever done and I believe it was in the 1990’s.

Old Greenhouse 1898 - Click To Enlarge
Old Greenhouse 1898 – Click To Enlarge

Sometimes it’s the old gears and levers that stand out, other times lighting or small plants. Whatever it is at the time, these buildings just have character.

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