Saturday, January 29, 2011

Avon Old Farms

The Avon Old Farms School in Avon, Connecticut, has a unique rustic architecture.  It would be as comfortable in rural England as in a suburb of Hartford, Connecticut.

The architect of many buildings at Avon Old Farms was Theodate Pope Riddle, who was featured in a post from December.

The school is a boarding school for boys in grades 9 through 12.  The best known alumnus, at least to me, is Brian Leetch, who played hockey on three Olympic teams and had an illustrious 18-year National Hockey League career.  Leetch was with the New York Rangers for most of that time and has been called the best American-born hockey player of all-time.

19 comments:

Geoff Steen said...

What a beautiful building. It looks part fairytale, part Harry Potter!

Kate said...

The bricks and stone make this building look so sturdy. Unique architecture.

Sunny said...

What a unique building, it certainly would fit into the English countryside. I especially like the slate roof and the windows.
☼ Sunny

Jacob said...

If you had asked, I would not have placed this building in the U.S. It is a fascinating structure. Looks a bit stern and forbidding. I don't think I would like to go to school there!

Lois said...

I really like the windows too and the reflections!

Regina K said...

Beautiful photos. I like the windows and icicyles.

Dawn said...

Jack...these are absolutely incredible!!!! What beautiful architecture!
GREAT captures!

Sharon said...

These photos are great. I love the unique design of this building. You are so right, I could picture it in rural England as well as rural New England.

cieldequimper said...

Oh I love this, it's fantastic. Like Stratford-upon-Avon. Makes me want to time travel. Beautiful photos.

RedPat said...

Lovely old building! Even a modernist like me can love it!

JM said...

Awesome architecture! Love the patterns made by the bricks on the walls and the wooden structure and textures in the top shot.

joo said...

It's wonderful! I love this kind of architecture, and you're right, it might be England!

Cildemer said...

Amazing architecture for a farm!
Thanks for sharing your superb pics;o)

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Have a beautiful weekend****

Randy said...

It is really beautiful. Such an old world feel.

this too will pass said...

A lovely photo of an English Tudor style building

VP said...

An amazing place, it seems incredible that some lucky souls are allowed to actually live there, even if for a while!

Gunn said...

This is soooo pretty!
I hope they have a nice fireplace inside?

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Oh my! This third photo has it all for me... icicles, architecture, paned windows, snow, reflections, and perfect composition! Love it!
G

Anonymous said...

I lost my virginity in that building. My how I miss school.