c. 1890. I’m in love with this brick and shingle Queen Anne Victorian home in the Asylum Hill neighborhood in Hartford. You can see the original carriage house in the background too! The house was the home of William B. Smith, a horse-shoer, and is a reflection of middle class living at the end of the 19th century. (npgallery.nps.gov)
1888. (5 photos) Columbia Street is an interesting little dead end street of rowhouses that were designed by Hartford architect George Keller. The rowhouses were meant for workers in the factories on nearby Capitol Avenue. “These are modest homes but done professionally and designed cohesively in brick with large expanses of shingled roofs, wooden porches, and shed dormers.” The first two images are of the west side built in 1888, and the third and fourth images are on the east side, built in 1899. The last photo is a Google street view showing how they all connect. I love how each house has a different design, but both rows are cohesive and visually appealing. (www.livingplaces.com)
This one-story, Colonial Revival cape style dwelling was built in 1949 of rubble stone. It was built by Angelo Bonzi. Bonzi was born in 1882 in Bergamo, Italy. He married Rosa Luigia Manzoni and had nine children. He came to the United States in 1907 and lived in a shack for four years before his wife and children came to the United States. Before becoming a self- employed stone mason, he was a lumberman. Source: Guilford Preservation Alliance.
1890. “George Tiffany House.” This colorful Queen Anne Victorian is in the Prospect Hill Historic District in Willimantic. It has a “carousel porch” which was quite literally designed with a carousel in mind
c. 1870. One last Norwich home until my next visit! I couldn’t find much on the history of this beauty, but it’s part of the Chelsea Parade Historic District, and currently houses apartments (hence the fire escape you can see on the side). It’s looking a little run down, but good lord, it has some gorgeous, original details!
c. 1870. “C.M. Huntington House.” Huntington was a leading clothing retailer in Connecticut when he built this Second Empire Norwich home. It stayed in the family until 1919, and during Prohibition the house became a speakeasy, with a full sized bar in the basement! (www.askncdc.com)
I'm so grateful for the weekend I had. I truly feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to connect with some absolutely incredible women. We spent two days learning about the beatitudes and how to apply them to our lives, and in the process I believe we created some strong bonds. I wonder, what would the world look like if we could all learn to connect like that. If we could all learn to agree to disagree, to enjoy each other's company, to appreciate one another for exactly who we are #connecticut#newengland#hygge#homeandaway#connectingwomen