Memories of the Ketchins of Tariffville #4

Volume 19 Issue 1, Spring 2012

Part 4: The Stone Construction Business Prospers

In Part 3 in this series, William Ketchin ‘8 memoirs told about the first stone buildings that A. J Ketchin & Son built for Ensign, Bickford & Company in Simsbury and Avon and the quarries from which stone was taken. The memoirs also shed light on the construction of several buildings at Westminster School; the Joseph R. Ensign house, now a branch of Webster Bank; and an addition to the Wilcox mansion, now the Vincent Funeral Home. Ensign, Bickford & Company was the Ketchins, major source of work, but they took on many other building projects in Simsbury, large and small.

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