YARDwork co-working is located in historic Litchfield at the West Street Yard. The original complex of buildings was constructed by George Switzer toward the end of the 19th century and operated as the Switzer Lumber Yard until the 1990s. George Switzer built many of the now-historic colonial revival homes in Litchfield and Switzer’s Lumber Yard was a beloved part of the vitality of town. For years, the elementary school children ran through the Yard as a short cut to the Community Field. After Switzer ceased operation, the property was in danger of demolition to make room for a modern shopping center.
Bruce Schnitzer, Alexandra Champalimaud and Michael Keilty rescued the buildings, undertook a historic, adaptive reuse and re-opened as West Street Yard in 1998. The charm and historic integrity of the original buildings have been maintained or interpreted, with exposed posts, beams and pipes, blended with all modern amenities. West Street Yard (now home to YARDwork co-working) is a charming retail and professional condominium which provides for the long-term care of the buildings and courtyard under the management of its Association of Owners. Call us at 860-567-5288 or stop by YARDwork at 174 West Street from Monday - Friday 9 AM – 5 PM for a tour of our beautiful space.
At YARDwork, we help your business grow by providing many membership options with amenities that help save on costs, spark networking and encourage productivity, thus allowing you to focus and concentrate on what you do best: your business! We have office co-working space varying from open seating, designated desks and private offices. All of our memberships give you access to our conference rooms, our beautiful courtyard and "The Loft".
Our members consist of a diverse community of entrepreneurs, professionals, collaborators, creators and free-lancers.