Beginning in the 1870s, members of Hartford’s Jewish community became players in the city’s white-hot real estate market. Jewish real estate brokers, architects, builders and their clients all contributed to the rapid growth of Hartford and West Hartford. Jewish owners built landmark buildings like G. Fox Company, Temple Beth Israel, and the Lyric Theater as well as small apartment buildings and residences. Jewish architectural firms such as Berenson & Moses designed dozens of triple-deckers, Perfect 6 apartment houses, stores and much more. Join award-winning author and architectural historian Mary M. Donohue for an illustrated lecture on these local landmarks of Jewish history.
Donohue is the Asst. Publisher of Connecticut Explored magazine, co-producer of the Grating the Nutmeg podcast and proud member of the JHSGH board.