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The Head of Forman School, Adam K. Man, was presented with the 2015 Award of Distinction from the Greater Litchfield Preservation Trust on Monday, December 7 at the Litchfield Historical Society.
This honor was “awarded to The Forman School for their outstanding preservation, restoration, and adaptive reuse of The Bronson Property” by the trust’s President, Paul Hinkel, and Awards Chairman, Victoria Sansing. “Forman was recognized for the work done to improve the exterior of its administrative building and to rebuild the stone wall at the North Street entrance to the building,” Litchfield.bz reports.
Local stone was added to the 100-yard stone wall surrounding the property, which was repaired and built up. In addition, lighting and new “Forman School” signs were added to the entrance. Tall hedges were removed from the facade of the Henderson Building (previously the Bronson Building), revealing the beautiful aesthetic of the structure. Henderson was built in 1925 by the Bronson couple after they spent their honeymoon in France’s Loire Valley and were inspired to build their own house in the French renaissance style. The Bronson House was acquired in 1972 by Forman School and named after former trustee George Henderson.