Elisha Seymour Jr. House

View North of Seymour House, Park Road; Source- NRIS 86001997.
Historic/Common Name:
Elisha Seymour Jr. House
Address:
410/412 Park Road
Town:
West Hartford »
Year:
c. 1770
Historic Designation:
LHP, SR, NR
Property Authority:
West Hartford Historic District Commission
Nature of Authority:
Regulatory
Eligible for Historic Home tax credits:
Yes
General description:

The house is two-story three-bay gable-roof painted brick with the entrance at the center. The side gable ends have returning eaves with slight overhang. Paired large chimneys can be seen above the gable roof. The windows are six-over-one sash, louvered shutters with tops closing to roof overhang. The building has a one-story wing with four chamfered posts supporting the shed roof.

Significance of the property:

This house is significant because it is one of the few remaining brick houses of colonial vintage in the West Division. The house is associated with Elisha Seymour, Jr. who was a shoemaker. [2]

Relationship with the Surroundings:

The property is sited on a hill, sloping towards the road. The building is set well back, beyond the veranda line.

Features:
Building with other landscape features (trees, lawn)
Historic Use:
One-family residence
Present Use:
Two-family residence
Architectural Style:
Colonial
Era:
18th Century
Ownership:
Private
Owner:
Turner Jason
Sources:

[1] District information retrieved from the town website http://www.west-hartford.com/.
[2] Report of West Hartford Historic District Commission, 1989, SHPO Library, Hartford.
[3] Elisha Seymour Jr. House, Historic Resources Inventory, Foster Sherrill, 1985, SHPO library, Hartford.
Assessors information and Parcel IDs retrieved from the website www.visionappraisal.com.
Maps and GIS information retrieved from the website http://host.appgeo.com/westhartfordct/Map.aspx.
[NR] Foster Sherrill, Elisha Seymour Jr. House, National Register Nomination Number- 86001997 NRIS, National Park Service.http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Text/86001997.pdf.http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Photos/86001997.pdf

Map:

Map of the historic property retrieved from the online GIS.

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