Sunday, April 17, 2011

Comstock Hall

Comstock Hall was built in East Hartford in 1899 as a theater.  It always had retail shops on the first floor.  After being vacant for a while, it was renovated within the past decade but still lives a precarious existence.

17 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Very impressive building with beautiful windows!
Great shots!
Léia ;)

Halcyon said...

It's very pretty. I like the windows especially. Hope they do keep it in business.

PS: Glad you're back. Hope you enjoyed the time away. :)

Sharon said...

Those windows could be courthouse windows or what my midwest upbringing thinks of as courthouse windows.

Randy said...

Beautiful architecture.

Regina K said...

Wonderful building, hope it finds a useful purpose.

Malyss said...

Such a beautyful building should be used! it's the best way to keep it safe and alive!

SRQ said...

Wonderful architecture. Nice that someone invested the money and time to restore it.

youth_in_asia said...

I hope it sticks around. I love old structures like this. It's a beautiful old building in what appears to be a great block.

Kate said...

If my memory is correct, there is a Comstock Hall on the U of Mn Mpls campus. Now I'll have to research that name!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

'Tis a very lovely old building with a familiar name in American history. I would certainly hope that somehow it will remain intact and cared for and not be torn down to make way for another McDonald's!

RedPat said...

Welcome home! That building seems to be so well-maintained that I am sure it must have a secure future as something>

joo said...

Very elegant building!

Birdman said...

What neat building with a wonderful history.

VP said...

So many old building are living a precarious life here and there... I wish something nice and steady for Comstock Hall!

Virginia said...

Your city is so rich in history. I love seeing these wonderful places.
V

Farmchick said...

A beautiful structure.

Rambling Round said...

Those arched windows just make it!
No, we weren't affected by the tornadoes. A couple skipped through the county in rural areas with mostly tree damage. Thanks.