Nelson J. Welton House (1883)

July 20th, 2011 Posted in Houses, Stick Style, Waterbury

The firm of Palliser and Palliser, who had earlier been responsible for the Benedict-Miller and Mary Mitchell Houses on Hillside Avenue in Waterbury, were hired by Nelson J. Welton to design another house on the same street. Built in 1883, the Stick style house at 83 Hillside Avenue was featured in the 1887 book, Palliser’s New Cottage Homes. According to The Town and City of Waterbury, Connecticut, Volume 2 (1896),

Mr. Welton is a civil and hydraulic engineer, and is a member of the state board of civil engineers. He was appointed surveyor for New Haven county in 1850; was street surveyor of the city of Waterbury for thirty-two years, and was engineer in charge of the construction of the city water works and of the city’s system of sewerage. He has been president of the water board, with the exception of two years, since 1867. He has served the city and town in various other official capacities, and was representative to the General Assembly in 1861.

The Welton House was later much altered from its original appearance, including the addition of a Colonial Revival porch in the 1920s.

  1. One Response to “Nelson J. Welton House (1883)”

  2. By Frank welton on Nov 7, 2016

    Been looking he is part of my family or am I part of his familywell we are part of this welton family we went north in 1802

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