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Exterior shot of Phelps-Hatheway house during summer

Phelps-Hatheway House, built 1761 by Suffield resident Shem Burbank

Library ADA entrance  illuminated at night.

Kent Memorial Library, designed 1972 by modernist architect Warren Platner

Summer gardens at Phelps-Hatheway House

Phelps-Hatheway Gardens

Victorian home on Main Street in winter

Charles S. Bissell, Jr. Home, built 1872

Suffield's historic Main Street anchors the town center along a designated 4.3 mile State Scenic Highway.  Stately homes and large shade trees line this beautiful stretch of roadway.  Home to a dynamic array of architectural styles, a walk along Suffield's Main Street is a walk through history. 

When the town reopened Kent Memorial Library on June 29, 2019, First Selectman Melissa M. Mack remarked on the iconic building's significance to the town and the remarkable diversity of Main Street.

Today, our ADA accessible and newly renovated library reclaims its prominent location at the intersection of our town center and community life.  Our reopened Kent Memorial Library represents some of what’s the very best about the Town of Suffield.  It represents our community’s ability to persevere through challenging times.  It represents the power of advocacy in ensuring that ALL citizens have equal access to our town’s offerings.  It confirms our commitment to knowledge, intellectual curiosity and community engagement.  This Warren Platner building represents Suffield’s open-mindedness while simultaneously remaining steadfast to preserving our history, by embracing modernism architecture alongside Colonial, Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival, Romanesque and Victorian neighbors.  

Melissa M. Mack, Suffield First Selectman

Main Street in Suffield, CT with sidewalk, lamp posts and trees in spring

Main Street, Suffield