11 Progress Ave

Aerial view of the house at 11 Progress Avenue, View west; Source- Bing
Historic/Common Name:
None
Address:
11 Progress Avenue
Town:
Farmington »
Year:
1953
Historic Designation:
LHP, SR
Property Authority:
Unionville Historic District and Properties Commission
Nature of Authority:
Regulatory
Eligible for Historic Home tax credits:
Yes
General description:

This two-dormer cape with attached one-car garage has been enlarged and the entry and dormer added. The original steep-roofed cape is apparent on the south side of the building. Unionville builders Frank Johnson and Ralph Carpenter constructed the house in 1950. It was enlarged in 1984-85 with additions designed by T.J. Crockett III. The front entry and dormers were designed by Mr. Crockett after one of the oldest capes in Connecticut (Norfolk) and built in 1996-97. The house was built by and has been continuously occupied by the Crockett family. Thomas J. Crockett Jr., a civic leader and realtor, was one of the two founders of the Lovely Heights Development Corporation, which mapped out the neighborhood, named the streets and sold house lots. His son, Thomas J. Crockett III, a diplomat and historian, occupies the house.

Significance of the property:

The house at 11 Progress Street is architecturally significant as a mid-20th century Cape Cod-style, typical of many built in Unionville after World War II. The house is historically significant for its association with Thomas J. Crockett, Jr., one of the founders of the Lovely Heights Development Corporation in the 1920's. Crockett, with his partner, Maurice Foley, laid out the house lots and streets in this section of Unionville as a planned neighborhood.

Relationship with the Surroundings:

The Cape Cod house faces west onto Progress Street on a corner lot at the intersection of Progress Street and Edgewood Avenue.

Features:
Building
Historic Use:
Residence
Present Use:
Residence
Architectural Style:
Cape Cod
Era:
20th Century
Ownership:
Private
Owner:
_
Sources:

[1] Information retrieved from the town website http://www.farmington-ct.org/.
[2] Proposed Historic Properties, Historic District Study Report, Unionville Historic District and Properties Commission, 2010, SHPO Library, Hartford.
Assessors information and Parcel IDs retrieved from the website http://www.farmington-ct.org/landrecords/search.php.
Maps and GIS information retrieved from the website http://www.crcog.org/gissearch/Default.aspx.

Map:

Map of the historic property retrieved from the online GIS map

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Date of Compilation:
12/31/11
Compiler:
Manjusha Patnaik, CT Trust for Historic Preservation