Park Terrace Houses (1895)

February 25th, 2008 Posted in Hartford, Houses, Queen Anne


This week, we will be looking at the architecture of George Keller. Born in Ireland, Keller came to the United States when he was ten. Taking up the study of architecture, he came to Hartford to design monuments for J.G. Batterson, producing many memorials for Cedar Hill Cemetery. He would later design the cemetery’s Northam Memorial Chapel in 1882. Keller utilized a Gothic style and resisted the Classical and Colonial Revivals.

Primarily associated with churches and public buildings, Keller also designed houses, so we begin this week with the row houses he designed along Park Terrace in Hartford (above). These houses present a simplified form of Keller’s “Modern Gothic” style. They also display similarities with Keller’s design for the (no longer extant) Hartford High School building of 1883. He also designed a similar group of houses along Columbia Street in 1888-1889. The Park Terrace houses had a special significance for Keller, because the last house on the row (24 Park Terrace, below) became his own home as the fee for planning the project.


  1. 7 Responses to “Park Terrace Houses (1895)”

  2. By Ashley on Nov 5, 2011

    I live here actually in his personal home and its beautiful!

  3. By Dave on Jun 13, 2014

    Ashley, are you still living here? We are thinking of purchasing 10 Park Pl and wanted an opinion on the area. We love the building but are unsure of the safety/crime of the area. Seems quiet during the day, have you experienced any issues?

  4. By Kathleen Breen on Sep 20, 2016

    My mother lived in 6 park terrace and im trying to get pictures of the home and wanting to relocate there anyone have photos or know if these are apartments or homes

  5. By Kathleen Breen on Sep 27, 2016

    Anyone know if these are still homes or apartments

  6. By Kathleen Breen on Sep 27, 2016

    Are they still homes or condos? when my Mother lived there they were 12 bedroom homes levels plus basement and attic she passed and I want to do research and visit so I can put the picture to the stories

  7. By Daniel on Oct 7, 2016

    I got this from someone who’s more familiar with them than I am:

    “They are both single family homes and apartments. Some people own the whole home and live in it others are divided into two family or even three family houses. George Keller’s home is the largest. It may have even more than three. I can’t remember though.”

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