Park Terrace Houses (1895)

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

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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.

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  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?

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