Project Overview & Specifications
- Project Location: Redding, CT
- Architect: Nelson Edwards Cruickshank Architects, LLC
- Owner: State of Connecticut
- Completion Date: September 2005
- Cost Range: $2,155,985
Putnam Memorial State Park is an historic park and recreation area in Redding, Connecticut. The State of Connecticut chose to preserve the area because it was the site that Major General Israel Putnam chose as the winter encampment for his troops during the winter of 1778–1779 during the American Revolutionary War. It is Connecticut’s oldest state park, created in 1887.
Kronenberger & Sons carefully dismantled what remained of the open air pavilion and reconstructed it into an enclosed two-story visitor center and administrative offices. The new stone-faced foundation, sidewall design, oval window arches, and cedar shake shingles all matched the original, preserving the distinctive exterior while still allowing for new uses inside. Interior work included exposed timber framing, specially designed lighting and windows, and modern heating and cooling systems.
Putnam Memorial State Park is #70000683 on the National Register of Historic Places.