Buena Vista Historic District

View of Allen House now used by West Hartford Art League; Source - http://www.westhartfordart.org/.
Historic/Common Name:
None
Town:
West Hartford »
Year of Establishment:
1977
Notes on Establishment:
The district originally established in 1977 was expanded in 1984 to include nine more properties towards the south.
Historic Designation:
LHD, SR
District Authority:
Historic District Commission
Nature of Authority:
Regulatory
District Character:
Urban Neighborhood
Eligible for Historic Home tax credits:
Yes
General description:

The Buena Vista Historic District was created in two segments- the Buena Vista Road area in 1977, followed in 1984 by the Mountain Road portion. A cohesive neighborhood since the late 18th century, these streets have figures prominently in West Hartford's history and growth. In the 18th century, Buena Vista Road was part of a principal route to the town of Farmington known as South Middle Road. This route predated Farmington Avenue, which was laid out around 1800.

Significance of the district:

Architecture

District Boundary:

The district includes properties surrounding Buena Vista Road and Mountain Road intersection, as described in the district ordinance.

Features:

Buildings

Use:

Residential, Educational

Architectural Style:

Colonial Revival, Greek Revival, Cape Cod, Federal, Bungalow, Contemporary

Era:
18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century
Sources:

[1] District information retrieved from the town website http://www.west-hartford.com/.
[2] Buena Vista Historic District, Report of the Historic District Study Committee, 1977, SHPO library, Hartford.
[3] Buena Vista Historic District Expansion, District Ordinance, SHPO library, Hartford.
[4] Buena Vista Historic District Brochure, West Hartford Historic District Commission, SHPO Library, Hartford.
[5] Assessors information and Parcel IDs retrieved from http://host.appgeo.com/westhartfordct/Map.aspx and the website www.visionappraisal.com.

Notes:

None

Links:
Map:

Map of the original district and its expansion retrieved from the district ordinance, SHPO library, Hartford.

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Disclaimer:

The street addresses of the designated properties have been retrieved from the historic district ordinance ,effective May 1st, 1994, SHPO Library, Hartford. For further information on the district, the user is urged to contact the respective Historic District Commission.

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