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Aerial View of Nook Farm Neighborhood Today
This present-day aerial shot shows the Nook Farm preservation area. Photo courtesy of the Connecticut Historical Society

The Neighborhood Changes

   --from Katherine Day's Recollection of Nook Farm

"To a child, Nook Farm was a misty land of golden glory, where my dear mother's relatives lived and where the chestnut harvest in the autumn, falling from the beautiful chestnut trees on the slope running down to the little brooklet from my grandfather Hooker's house, remained one of the perennial delights of autumn. Now, alas, the golden glory of the autumn is gone, the chestnut trees were killed by the blight, and the brooklet is filled up, while the Hart and Hegeman factories occupy the woodsy meadows lying southeast of this and the old Charles Dudley Warner house."

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