Archive for the ‘East Hartford’ Category

Sally Keeney House (1840)

Friday, October 28th, 2016 Posted in East Hartford, Houses, Vernacular | No Comments »

Sally Keeney House

Ira Anderson, a prosperous farmer, built the house at 224 Naubuc Avenue on his land in Hockanum in East Hartford c. 1840 for Sally Keeney. In 1873 she sold it to Edmund A. Fox. The house has been much altered.

John Porter II House (1800)

Thursday, September 8th, 2016 Posted in East Hartford, Greek Revival, Houses | No Comments »

32-34 Broad St., East Hartford

The house at 32 Broad Street in East Hartford was built sometime between c. 1800 and the early 1820s, possibly by John Porter II. The house has a later, elaborately carved, Victorian-era porch. In 1855 the house was owned by Charles C. Ashley, a silversmith.

Levi Goodwin House (1750)

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 Posted in Colonial, East Hartford, Houses | No Comments »

1820 Main St., East Hartford

The house at 1820 Main Street in East Hartford was built c. 1750. It was the home of Levi Goodwin (1757-1836), a tobacco farmer, who kept a tavern behind his home that faced the King’s Highway (now Ellington Road). Hearing news of the Lexington alarm, he left to serve in the Revolutionary War. Upon his return from the War he held a celebration at his tavern at his own expense that lasted for three days. As described in The Goodwins of Hartford, Connecticut, Descendants of William and Ozias Goodwin (1891), complied by James Junius Goodwin

He marched for Boston, April 17, 1775, on the Lexington alarm, and was paid for ten days’ service. He enlisted as a private in the Company of Capt. Jonathan Hale, in the Regiment commanded by Col. Erastus Wolcott, which was called out January, 1776, for six weeks, service, to aid the army under General Washington in the vicinity of Boston. He was also in the Company of Capt. Abraham Sedgwick, in the Battalion commanded by Col. John Chester, raised in June, 1776, to reinforce the army under General Washington at New York. These troops were in the battles of Long Island, August 27, and of White Plains, October 28, their term of service expiring on the 25th of December of the same year. For his services in this war he received a pension from the United States Government. His residence was in East Hartford, and he represented that town in the Legislature of October, 1818. He married Jerusha Drake, daughter of Jonathan Drake of East Windsor. Levi Goodwin died April 24, 1836, aged 78. Jerusha (Drake) Goodwin died March 26, 1832, aged 76.

75 Broad Street, East Hartford (1929)

Friday, June 10th, 2016 Posted in East Hartford, Houses, Tudor Revival | No Comments »

75 Broad St., East Hartford

Emil Schultz was a builder in East Hartford who lived in a house he built for himself at 140 Naubuc Avenue. His wife’s grandmother quit-claimed the property at 75 Broad Street to him in 1929 and he soon built there a Tudor Revival house to sell.

John Warren House (1860)

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 Posted in East Hartford, Greek Revival, Houses | No Comments »

146 Naubuc Ave., East Hartford

From 1851-Stiles Bacon owned the property at 14 Naubuc Avenue in East Hartford. He sold it to John N. Warren, a mariner, who replaced an earlier house on the site with the current one c. 1860. Warren sold it to his son five years later who then sold it two years after his father died in 1877 to Hiram C. Fox. It remained in the Fox family until 1946.

Woodland School (1928)

Monday, April 4th, 2016 Posted in East Hartford, Gothic, Schools | No Comments »

Woodland School, East Hartford

Woodland School, located at 110 Long Hill Drive in East Hartford, was built in 1928 with an addition in 1949.

Jonathan and Joel Williams House (1800)

Friday, March 4th, 2016 Posted in East Hartford, Federal Style, Houses | No Comments »

270 Long Hill St., East Hartford

The Williams family, which arrived in Hartford with Thomas Hooker, recieved land grants in the north part of what is now East Hartford. Several generations later, c. 1800, brothers Jonathan (also known as John) and Joel Williams replaced an earlier Williams house with the one that is still standing at 270 Long Hill Street in East Hartford.