Woodland School (1928)

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.

First Church of West Hartford (1946)

April 3rd, 2016 Posted in Churches, Colonial Revival, West Hartford | No Comments »

First Church West Hartford

An Ecclesiastical Society to serve the West Division of Hartford (now the Town of West Hartford) was first established c. 1712. A series of meetinghouses have stood in the vicinity of the intersection of Main Street and Farmington Avenue in West Hartford Center. The original meetinghouse, erected c. 1712, was replaced by a new one, erected between 1742 and 1744. The Society’s next three meetinghouses reflected changes in architectural taste during the nineteenth century and into the early twentieth century. In 1834 the Society voted to erect a new building that was designed in the fashionable Greek Revival style. In 1882, the congregation moved into their fourth building, called the Greystone Church, a granite edifice designed by George E. Potter in the popular Gothic Revival style. By the early twentieth century, the Colonial Revival was dominant and plans for a new building in that style were already underway when the Greystone Church was destroyed in a fire on January 3, 1942. The basement floors were completed by November 1943 and services were held there until the sanctuary of the new First Church of West Hartford was built in 1946, after delays caused by material shortages during World War II. The chapel was built in 1956.

Southport Eastbound Railroad Station (1884)

April 2nd, 2016 Posted in Fairfield, Gothic, Stations, Stick Style | No Comments »

Southport Eastbound Station

The community of Southport in the town of Fairfield has two historic railroad stations (one eastbound and one westbound) on the New Haven Line of the Metro-North Railroad (originally a line of the the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad). The older of the two is the eastbound station, built in 1884 to replace an earlier railroad depot destroyed in a fire. It is typical of the brick stations that were built in Connecticut in the 1880s, but with more than usual attention to its decorative roof that reflects the High Victorian Gothic and Eastlake styles. No longer used as a station, the building is now home to Paci Restaurant. Read the rest of this entry »

Morgan-Lockwood House (1860)

April 1st, 2016 Posted in Houses, Norwalk, Second Empire | No Comments »

3 East Wall St., Norwalk

The Morgan-Lockwood House is a French Second Empire-style residence with a Mansard roof located at 3 East Wall Street in Norwalk. The house, which is now “Wall Street Manor” apartments (it was divided into smaller units in 1944), was built c. 1860. It has a Colonial Revival veranda added c. 1900.

Watrous-Morse House (1840)

March 31st, 2016 Posted in Chester, Greek Revival, Houses | No Comments »

80 West Main St., Chester

In 1837 Richard N. Watrous purchased land in Chester where by 1840 he had built the house that stands at 80 West Main Street. In 1842 the property was acquired by Luther Morse who established a livery business. In 1837 he married Abigail Watrous. The livery was continued into the twentieth century by their son Martin and his daughter Stella Morse Crook.

Henry L. Stewart House (1865)

March 30th, 2016 Posted in East Hampton, Gothic, Houses | No Comments »

Henry L. Stewart House

John Stewart and his son Henry L. Stewart were a storekeepers and shipbuilders in Middle Haddam. After John’s death in 1860, Henry erected a brick Gothic Revival house at 94 Moodus Road and turned to farming. the house took five years to build (1860-1865) because local builders were serving in the Civil War.

Jonathan Collins House (1865)

March 29th, 2016 Posted in Branford, Houses, Italianate | No Comments »

Jonathan Collins House

The house at 101 East Main Street in Branford was built c. 1865. By 1868 it was owned by Jonathan Collins, who is listed in 1868 the Beers, Ellis & Soule map of Branford as a shoe manufacturer. In 1872 the house was sold to William Regan, who worked at the Branford Lock Works. In 1877 Regan filed a patent for an improvement in attaching knobs to spindles.