I turned to the obituary page this morning to find that Hartford had lost a champion.
His name was Richard Welling.
Richard Welling drew buildings, especially buildings in Hartford. It wasn’t very long ago that it seemed nearly every office in Greater Hartford had a “Welling” hanging on a wall.
I was lucky enough to meet this fascinating man, and if you’d like to “meet” him, or learn how much he cared about Hartford and its architecture, take a few moments to read this 1992 story on him in the New York Times.