The Bridgeport Community Historical Society will sponsor a walking tour of the South End and University of Bridgeport area on Sunday, May 19. Meet architectural historian Charles Brilvitch at 1 pm at Park and Waldemere Avenues just above the Perry Memorial Arch. Suggested donation is $6 for nonmembers and $4 for members. For more information [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Charles Brilvitch'
May 2nd, 2013 · No Comments · News and Events
Tags: Charles Brilvitch
March 16th, 2012 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport
Rob Foley, host of the Bridgeport cable access show Bridgeport Now, interviews Bridgeport historian Charles Brilvitch about the history of the city’s theatrical jewels, the Palace and Majestic theaters. Brilvitch has advocated for years that a redevelopment of the theaters can be a pride point not just for Bridgeport but also the entire state. Any theater [...]
March 16th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport
It’s campaign season so one of the privileges of hosting OIB is giving tours of the city to folks running for public office or their operatives, be it donkey or elephant. Did so the other day. It’s always a hoot to drive across the Stratford Avenue Bridge explaining to an inquisitive pol that P.T. Barnum once paraded 13 elephants to test the strength [...]
January 14th, 2011 · No Comments · News and Events
Gallery at Black Rock has a new home and new name: The New Gallery 305K, Art and Cultural Center (formerly the Gallery at Black Rock) announces its move and grand opening event schedule. In celebration of the gallery’s move to the City of Bridgeport’s vibrant East Side we are having three grand opening events. The [...]
Check this out: Here are some events from the Bridgeport Public Library’s BRIDGEPORT HISTORY CENTER • Tuesday, November 2nd 6:00 – 8:00 PM Bridgeport Public Library – 925 Broad Street Bpt., CT 2nd floor – Fine Arts Department Come see the CBS-TV 20th Century Series episode, “Class of ’58.” This television news program was taped [...]
Is P.T. In West End Or Black Rock? Suit Expected In P.T. Deaths, Marconi Telegraphs Ned, And Let Merrick Speak
May 13th, 2010 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, State Politics
It’s time to start a fight. Geographically, where is P.T. Barnum Apartments located? My friends at the Connecticut Post write West Side. I say West End; but, but, but if we’re gonna place our beloved Captain’s Cove Seaport in Black Rock just a spit behind P.T. mustn’t we include P.T. in Black Rock?
January 23rd, 2010 · 25 Comments · Education, Library, News and Events, State Politics
Lots of stuff I couldn’t fit in on Friday … like we should run John Mayer for public office. I’m just trying to figure out what office. Mayer for Mayor sorta has a nice ring, but after reading John’s new take in Rolling Stone, one thing’s clear … he’s a master baiter.
Tags: Auden Grogins·Barack Obama·Ben Barnes·Bill Finch·Carolyn Vermont·Charles Brilvitch·Chris Donovan·Denise Merrill·Dick Blumenthal·Hartford Courant·Housatonic Community College·Jim Himes·Joe Carbone·John Mayer·Quinnipiac University·Rick Torres·Susan Bysiewicz