Alec Calhoun Frost
CORNWALL — Alec Calhoun Frost died Oct. 8, 2020, in Tunbridge, Vt.
Alec was born April 11, 1932, in Torrington, a son of Folger Weston Frost and Lou Calhoun Frost and the brother of Peter and John “Denny” Frost.
Alec grew up in Cornwall and was a graduate of Housatonic Valley Regional High School. He majored in English Literature at Colgate University (Phi Beta Kappa, 1954) and then served in the U.S. Army from 1954-56.
After a short stint in advertising, Alec attended Columbia University’s School of Architecture, winning upon graduation a six-month fellowship to travel through Great Britain and Scandinavia, studying housing and the new towns.
Alec worked for the architectural firm of Pedersen and Tilney in New Haven, and for Moore & Salsbury Architects in West Hartford and Avon, Conn., where he became partner. He eventually established his own solo practice.
His focus was broad, ranging from private to public architecture, and his projects included the Farmington Library, major additions to the New Britain Museum, Newington Children’s Hospital and the Norfolk Library, and work for Kent, Ethel Walker and other preparatory schools in Connecticut.
Alec married Nan Huber in Sharon in 1963, and they raised their family in Harwinton, Conn.; his retirement years were spent in Cornwall and Tunbridge. Almost every summer of his life included time at the family camp in the Adirondacks.
Alec served on the planning commission for Harwinton and on the library boards there and in Cornwall. It is hard to imagine him without a camera in his hand, and his photographs of barns and old houses were used for calendars that benefited the Cornwall and Tunbridge historical societies, in which he was active.
In addition to Nan, Alec leaves his three children, Ruth Frost and Ben Nilson of Kelowna, B.C., Matthew and Amy Frost of Tunbridge and Adam and Andrea Frost of New Salem, Mass.; as well as eight grandchildren and a large extended family.
Donations in his memory may be made to the libraries of Cornwall or Tunbridge. A celebration of Alec’s life will be held at a later date.
A private message of sympathy for the family can be shared at www.boardwayandcilley.com. The Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, Vt., is in charge of arrangements.