Everything in Litchfield, the wealthiest and most noteworthy town in the Litchfield Hills, seems to exist on a larger scale than in neighboring burgs, especially the impressive Litchfield Green and the white Colonial and Greek Revival homes that line the broad elm-shaded streets. Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, and her brother, abolitionist preacher Henry Ward Beecher, were born and raised in Litchfield, and many famous Americans earned their law degrees at the Litchfield Law School. Today lovely but expensive boutiques and restaurants line the downtown area.
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