Avon Old Farms

Avon Old Farms was designed by Theodate Pope Riddle.
It is located at 500 Old Farms Rd., Avon CT 06001

Brief History of Convalescent Hospital for the Blind

Brief History of Old Farms Convalescent Hospital at Avon Old Farm School for Boys Avon, Connecticut
1944 – 1947

During the years of 1944-1947 something very important began in the small town of Avon, Connecticut. This is the story of how an idea turned into a reality that changed so many lives forever.

During WWII, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established plans for the rehabilitation of men disabled in combat. President Roosevelt emphasized a pro-active approach that the federal government, not private philanthropy, should assume primary responsibility for disabled veterans. Continue reading