History abounds at the original New London Superior Court! Built in 1784, before America had a Constitution to make us fully a nation. On Tuesday, September 25, a brief (and soon to be obscure) chapter in the court’s history plays out in the best-of-all possible scenarios when a plumber accidentally starts a fire in the attic space. A sprinkler system (a requirement of law in all Connecticut public buildings) activates and contains the blaze until the New London Fire Department arrives and quickly extinguishes the remaining fire. With only minor damage, the ongoing restoration of Connecticut’s longest serving courthouse continues unabated. Next time you pass by, tip your hat to the Grand Dame of State Street.