Archive for the ‘Queen Anne’ Category

Union School, West Haven (1890)

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 Posted in Queen Anne, Romanesque Revival, Schools, Victorian Eclectic, West Haven | No Comments »

Union School

West Haven’s Union School is a former school building at 174 Center Street. Built in 1889 to 1890, when West Haven was part of the town of Orange, it served as a grammar school and for thirty-five years as a high school. It replaced a series of earlier wooden school buildings. Union School is a brick structure with terra cotta and East Haven red-sandstone trim. It was designed by Leoni W. Robinson, a leading architect in New Haven. An addition to the building, identical in plan and detail, was built to the rear in 1914. The former school is now used for senior housing.

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Harriet Welles Turner Burnham House (1879)

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 Posted in Glastonbury, Houses, Queen Anne | No Comments »

2247 Main St., Glastonbury

Harriet Welles (1856-1931) married Sturgis P. Turner in 1879. They occupied a house on Main Street (either built by them around 1879 or built earlier in 1830). After her husband’s death in 1916, Harriet Welles Turner later married John W. Burnham. Harriet Burnham, who died in 1931, willed her estate in trust for the benefit of her husband. When he died in 1941, her will provided $350,000 to the Town of Glastonbury for a public library to be constructed on the site of her former home on Main Street. The house was moved in 1951 by the R.F. Jones Company to its current address at 2247 Main Street. The new Welles-Turner Memorial Library was dedicated on October 5, 1952.

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Charles A Gillin House (1895)

Saturday, June 21st, 2014 Posted in Berlin, Houses, Queen Anne | No Comments »

1035 Worthington Ridge, Berlin

The house at 1035 Worthington Ridge in Berlin was built circa 1895. With its varied form, combination of clapboards and several types of shingles and ornamental woodwork, the house is an excellent example of the Queen Anne style. It was the home of Charles A Gillin, who was a surgeon. Read the rest of this entry »

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Annis Williams House (1895)

Monday, June 16th, 2014 Posted in Cheshire, Houses, Queen Anne | No Comments »

Annis Williams House

The Queen Anne house at 242 South Main Street in Cheshire was built circa 1895. At that time the land was owned by Annis Williams (1837-1924), an heir of stage driver Norvil Williams, who had an earlier home on the site. The house later became a funeral home.

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George Darlin Apartments (1892)

Thursday, May 29th, 2014 Posted in Apartment Buildings, East Hartford, Queen Anne | No Comments »

Clifford

Now used as office space, the brick building at 96-98 Connecticut Boulevard in East Hartford was built in 1892 as an apartment building with four tenements. The building’s earliest recorded owner was George W. Darlin (1825-1916), who according to his advertisement in Geer’s Directory, was in the livery and trucking business, real estate and tenements and was a dealer in wool and coal in East Hartford. Darlin summered at Middle Beach in Westbrook. In the 1930s the apartment building was known as “The Clifford.”

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William Converse House (1889)

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 Posted in Houses, New Haven, Queen Anne | No Comments »

436 Orange St., New Haven

Built in 1889, the elaborate Queen Anne house at 436 Orange Street in New Haven was built for William Converse, the third president of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. Converse married Mary Augusta Pardee in 1855.

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Arthur I. Bill House (1887)

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 Posted in Houses, Queen Anne, Windham | No Comments »

Arthur I. Bill House

The house at 183 Prospect Street in Willimantic was built around 1887 to be the home of Arthur I. Bill, editor and publisher of the Willimantic Journal. He also had a printing plant on lower Church Street in Willimantic, having started the Hall & Bill Printing Company in 1884.

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