If you don’t think there’s any link between Connecticut and tobacco farming, think again. But you’d better think fast.
"The curing shed of the New England tobacco fields is the area’s most
characteristic architectural form, and it is fast vanishing from the
agricultural landscape," writes James F. O’Gorman in the September 17th Hartford Courant. His full commentary, "Hung out to Dry," is available at courant.com.
For an in-depth history of tobacco agriculture and architecture in the Nutmeg State, read O’Gorman’s Connecticut Valley Vernacular.
O’Gorman is the author of numerous books including ABC of Architecture.