An Architect of Place and the Village Beautiful: Alfredo Taylor in Norfolk, Connecticut
by Ann Havemeyer, Ph. D., 2014
In 1902 when architect Alfredo Taylor arrived in Norfolk, Connecticut, the cultural landscape was in the process of being transformed into a Village Beautiful by the town’s leading families, the Battells and Eldridges. Taylor’s creation of an artistic village center in the first decade of the 20th century provided the town with a romanticized image, strengthening Norfolk’s place-bound identity. Written as a doctoral dissertation, this book is full of interesting facts and new discoveries about Norfolk’s history and Taylor’s role in creating that strong identity for the town.