Torrington is nestled in the eastern portion of the Litchfield Hills which is noted for its scenic beauty. The City is the largest in Litchfield County and has been the industrial and commercial hub of northwestern Connecticut for over a century. The face of Torrington changed forever in 1955 when a catastrophic flood significantly altered the city tearing up the Main Street and washing numerous buildings away. Some of the buildings of the 1930s construction boom remained.
Because it contains the largest concentration of Art-Deco buildings in the State of Connecticut, the downtown core was classified as a national historic district in 1988. Today, Torrington is a mix of manufacturing, retail and tourist attractions. The downtown area is being preserved as a thriving cultural center anchored by the renovated Art Deco Warner Theatre and the renowned Nutmeg Conservatory. Its eclectic mix of antique dealers, art houses, art deco architecture, restaurants and small specialty shops makes Torrington an appealing choice for residents and visitors alike.