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Winslow Ames House | Spectroom [Video]

The Winslow Ames House is a prefabricated modular International Style house in New London, Connecticut, United States. It was designed by Robert W. McLaughlin, Jr. and was built in 1933. Winslow Ames, a professor of art history at Connecticut College and the art director of the Lyman Allyn Museum, had the home built after attending the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago. Constructed for $7,500, the prefabricated house is one of two surviving Motohomes produced by McLaughlin’s company American Houses Inc. The modular house, comprising three rectangles and a flat roof, was constructed on a concrete slab with a welded steel framework. It was made with asbestos panels and features a core component that provides the heating and plumbing functions for the house. The other two modules feature two bedrooms and a one-car garage.

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Windham Region Transit District | Spectroom [Video]

Windham Region Transit District, or WRTD, is the primary bus operator for Windham County, with NECTD and SEAT supplementing other towns within its jurisdiction. They have 4 routes in total, connecting with a small handful of other operators, such as UConn Transportation Services in Mansfield, SEAT in Norwich, and NECTD in Brooklyn, Connecticut. Because of the small collection of routes, they have approximately 10 fixed route buses, with some Paratransit vehicles. Beginning August 14, 2017, WRTD will connect to CTtransit on the UConn campus and in Mansfield Center with the 913 Express route to Manchester, Connecticut. Prior to this, the only connection to Hartford was via Peter Pan, or a UConn operated shuttle to UConn Health Center in Farmington, Connecticut.