62 Sylvan Avenue

View of the house at 62 Sylvan Avenue; Source- Google
Historic/Common Name:
None
Address:
62 Sylvan Avenue
Town:
Farmington »
Year:
1928
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:

The two-story square building features the hallmarks of the Foursquare style: a low hipped roof with a deep overhang, a center dormer, and full-width porch. All windows are original, double hung with four vertical panes over one. A small gable-to-street, one-bay garage is in the rear of the lot. The house was one of the first constructed in the 'Lovely Heights' development, established in the early 1920's by Maurice Foley and Thomas J. Crockett, Jr., on land that was originally farmed by the Albert Hill family. The house lot is shown as Lot # 50 on a May 1923 map of the development, titled 'Lovely Heights, Property of Maurice H. Foley' and drawn by A.B. Alderman. The first owner was Patrick Ryan, when he died, the house was sold to Charles E. and Catherine G. Benton of East Hartford in 1951.

Significance of the property:

The house at 62 Sylvan Avenue is architecturally significant for its largely unaltered American Foursquare architecture and is historically important as an original house built as part of the 'Lovely Heights' development, established in the early 1920's.

Relationship with the Surroundings:

The American Foursquare house faces north onto Sylvan Avenue. The neighborhood surrounding it contains modest houses constructed from 1925 to 1970.

Features:
Building
Historic Use:
Residence
Present Use:
Residence
Architectural Style:
American Foursquare with Craftsman Details
Era:
20th Century
Ownership:
Private
Owner:
Van Beckum Peter
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