4,000 Pounds of Hartford’s Architectural History Return To Harvey & Lewis Opticians in Hartford.


Four statuesque stone gargoyles once perched atop the old Harvey & Lewis Opticians' building in Downtown Hartford during the mid 1980's will make their return to their original dwelling next week. The return of the gargoyles is a result of a partnership with the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS), who acquired the gargoyles in 2006 from a donation by Harvey & Lewis. An unveiling is scheduled to take place in front of the current Harvey & Lewis Hartford location at 45 Asylum Street on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 12 PM.


The four historic icons display various elements of the optician's trade; one portrays someone holding a pair of binoculars, another holds a pair of repaired glasses, one holds a broken pair of glasses, and the fourth one grasps a box camera....read more.