We have a lot of golf courses in our area...this is our home course of putnam..
Putnam country club is only about 5 years or so old and they have done alot of work on it..
It has a very nice lay out through the woods....
It is a challenging course and you have to play your shots well...
the views are great, if your in the area give it a try.. Golf clubs and shoes, only soft spikes
Go see Rudy!
Rudy is an older Polish man who has had a farm out in Connecticut for a lot of years. He had an opportunity to buy the land across the street from his farm ... filled with old chicken coops.. so he bought it.
He stripped the buildings, re-wired everything adding lots of lights.. and installed an old wood stove in his "command center". Well, you could hardly call it an office! :-)
Today Rudy's is known across about 4 states as the place to go when you need old pieces and parts for building restoration. Now there are containers shipped from China bringing him old mill stones, and truck loads of building parts arrive regularly. He has the reputation of being a buyer as well as a seller... and he moves a heck of a lot of materials in and out of the old farm yard.
Our latest trip was to buy another 100 cobblestones for finishing our driveway and walkways. Time before that we sold him some old doors from the 1800's cause we were putting back the 1700's doors in our front hallway. Always a good deal at Rudy's.
By chance or appointment.... 18th and 19th Century Architectural Materials
The quiet corner of Connecticut...Putnam
"Antique lovers dream.... about 400 dealers!"
Known as the heart of the "quiet corner" of Connecticut, Putnam was incorporated in 1855, named in honor of General Israel Putnam of Revolutionary War fame.
One of the first cotton mills in the country was built along the river in 1806. With the availability of waterpower and the opening of the railroad in 1840, textile industries flourished. There are still six mill buildings remaining, although manufacturing has left the northeast United States.
After the mill district was ravaged by the flood of 1955, the Industrial area of Putnam was rebuilt. The story goes that some creative folks from NYC wandered through and decided to turn the town into an antique mecca. There are now dozens of antique shops lining the streets of the main intersection. You can find anything from rusted old junk, to bright 20's kitchen sets....to some dynamite mission furniture. It's worth a visit if you are into antiques.
Several other initiatives have gotten underway to enliven the town, including a self guided walking trail and some interesting eateries.
It's a good day trip from Providence, Boston, or Worcester.
"What sort of treasure will you find?"
Do you need a guy on horseback? Maybe an old lamp... some flow blue? Maybe a good lunch along the way....
"Stop at Rudy's nearby in Brooklyn"
Rudy's is what I refer to as a "bone yard". If you are into restoration, you have to have a resource for wide boards, old hardware, doors and windows from various eras, andirons, mill wheels, cobblestones, and more. Check with Rudy.... he'll have it.
North East Connecticut and Surrounding Areas
" Our Town of Putnam "
Welcome to Putnam, Connecticut. Located in the scenic Northeast Corner of Connecticut, Putnam is the retail center for the neighboring communities of Pomfret, Eastford, Woodstock and Thompson, as well as many towns located just over the border in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Putnam is home to a thriving antique district. Over four hundred dealers are based in Putnam, attracting customers from Providence, Boston and New York City. Putnam is making a million dollar investment in its river front. A two mile multi-purpose pathway, the Putnam River Trail, will be open in the fall of 1997. The area's most noteworthy inhabitant (and the town of Putnam's namesake) was Colonel Israel Putnam, the commander of the revolutionary war Third Regiment. Israel Putnam was a participant in the Battle of Bunker Hill and also is credited for having shot the last remaining wolf in her den in Pomfret (the so-called Wolf Den, a cave, which can still be visited by foot in a State Forest by that name).
We have had celebraties of all kinds seen walking are streets, and many live in the surrounding areas....
It is a great place to raise children, lots of things to do , all of which depends on the season....
This page is not going to be just about Putnam, but will cover neighboring states as well, partly because so many things are only a short distance away..It will evolve into other pages in.time...
Cape Cod-1.5 hrs
Fall river 1 hr
Rock port Ma 2.5 hrs
And Many other places all within short driving distances..
My home in Putnam, CT
Putnam is a nice town in the Quiet corner of Northeast CT. Being in a tri-state corner, Putnam is within 30 minutes of Worcester, MA, Providence RI and within an hour of Boston. It is a small community with fairly good restaurants and excellent antiques. Pomfret and Woodstock are lovely nearby towns that capture the true sprit of New England. The white mountains of New Hampshire are but 3 hrs away, as are the green mountains of Vermont. Maine is within 2 hours also!