Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Wauregan

Norwich, CT

Built in 1855, The Wauregan was, at one time,  the finest hotel between New York and Boston.  While on a campaign trip in 1860, Abraham Lincoln stayed at a room here.  The building came very close to demolition, but a preservation movement saved the building and restored it to its former glory.  The building now houses modern apartments but like a number of buildings in downtown Norwich, is still struggling financially.  


  1. Norwich makes me sad. There are so many fine buildings, but the whole city seems to be struggling greatly.

    1. I agree. It has never really recovered from the loss of all the mill jobs.