Archive for the ‘Enfield’ Category

Sullivan Building (1915)

Saturday, January 17th, 2015 Posted in Commercial Buildings, Enfield, Neoclassical | Comments Off

Sullivan Building

The Sullivan Building, built in 1915 at 37 Pearl Street in the Thompsonville section of Enfield, is a commercial building designed with Neo-Classical Revival elements.

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Hazard Power Company Superintendent’s House (1865)

Friday, November 7th, 2014 Posted in Enfield, Houses, Italianate | Comments Off

8 School St., Hazardville

The Italianate villa-style house at 8 School Street, at the corner of Hazard Avenue in the Hazardville section of Enfield, was built in 1865 to serve as the home of the superintendent of the Hazard Powder Company. It is the largest house in the neighborhood.

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Carpet Mill Tenement (1840)

Friday, September 19th, 2014 Posted in Enfield, Greek Revival, Houses | Comments Off

40 Prospect St., Thompsonville

At 40 Prospect Street in Thompsonville in Enfield is a Greek Revival tenement building built c. 1840. It is one of many tenements in various styles in the neighborhood that were constructed for workers at the Hartford Carpet Company mills between the 1840s and 1920s. Read the rest of this entry »

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Holy Cross Polish National Catholic Church (1935)

Sunday, July 20th, 2014 Posted in Churches, Colonial Revival, Enfield | Comments Off

Holy Cross PNC Church

The Polish National Catholic Church was established in 1897 by Polish-Americans who were Roman Catholics but were unhappy with the Catholic Church hierarchy of the time. The PNC Church today seeks full communion with the Holy See, although it has important theological differences. Holy Cross Parish, part of the Eastern Diocese of the Polish National Catholic Church, was organized and built a church at 723 Enfield Street in Enfield in 1935.

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Powder Mill Barn (1845)

Monday, July 7th, 2014 Posted in Enfield, Outbuildings, Vernacular | Comments Off

Powder Hollow Barn

Powder Hollow, in the Hazardville section of Enfield, was once the site of the Hazard Powder Company, which flourished in the mid-nineteenth century. The company furnished an estimated 40% of all the gunpowder used during the Civil War. Surviving friom the company’s original complex of buildings is a barn built around 1845. Constructed as a horse barn, it was converted by Ralph Sweet for Square Dancing in 1959. The Powder Mill Barn (also known as the Powder Hollow Barn) is also a popular rental hall for weddings, auctions and other events.

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Carpet Company Superintendent’s House (1840)

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 Posted in Enfield, Greek Revival, Houses | Comments Off

Carpet Company Superintendent’s House

The carpet industry in Enfield was started in the late 1820s by Orrin Thompson, for whom Thompsonville (pdf) is named. His company eventually became the Hartford Carpet Company, which merged with the Bigelow Carpet Company of Clinton, Massachusetts to form the Bigelow-Hartford Carpet Company in 1914. At 12 Pleasant Street in Thompsonville is the former Carpet Company Superintendent’s House, a Greek Revival structure built around 1840-1850.

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Robert Hilditch House (1895)

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 Posted in Enfield, Houses, Queen Anne | Comments Off

Robert Hilditch House

The house at 125 Pearl Street in Thompsonville in Enfield was built in 1895 for Robert Hilditch, a businessman (who spent his winters in St. Petersburg, Florida). For a time, the house was the Leete Funeral Home. Now it is divided into apartments.

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