Governor Rell proclaims November 22, 2009, as Old Farms Convalescent Hospital Day

Avon Old Farms School was founded by Theodate Pope Riddle, Connecticut’s first licensed female architect in 1927. Mrs. Riddle, a passionate patriot and personal friend of FDR’s, closed the school during World War II so it could serve as an oasis for blinded Army veterans. The Old Farms Convalescent Hospital, as it was called, gained national prominence for Mrs. Riddle’s architectural masterpiece.

History of Old Farms Convalescent Hospital (Video)

Published in: on January 11, 2010 at 1:27 am  Leave a Comment  

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