Frank Sanford House

View of Frank Sanford House; Source- Google
Historic/Common Name:
None
Address:
71 Lovely Street
Town:
Farmington »
Year:
c. 1884
Historic Designation:
LHP, SR, LHD
Property Authority:
Unionville Historic District and Properties Commission
Nature of Authority:
Regulatory
Eligible for Historic Home tax credits:
Yes
General description:

This fine example of 19th Century Stick-style architecture features a cross plan with a raised brick foundation and cross-gabled roof with wide overhanging eaves. The gable ends feature cut-work bargeboards, decorative trusses with a triangular attic vent, and paired windows. Board-an-batten decorates part of the second story and becomes diagonally and vertically patterned in the gable peaks. Frank Sanford (1853-1923) built the house for his bride, Morion Hawley. His involvement with the lumber and construction industry enable him to build the house without taking out a mortgage. The house was sold out of the family in 1934.

Significance of the property:

The Frank Sanford House at 71 Lovely Street is architecturally significant as a fine example of Stick-style architecture. All of the decorative detailing is intact and the building is very well preserved. Also important is the house's association with Frank Sanford, a Unionville builder and owner of a lumber and construction business. His business, now named Sanford and Hawley, is the oldest continuously operating business in Unionville and is still in its original location at the corner of Farmington Avenue and West Avon Road.

Relationship with the Surroundings:

The house faces east onto Lovely Street. A driveway north of the house leads to a barn in the rear of the lot.

Features:
Building
Historic Use:
Residence
Present Use:
Residence
Architectural Style:
Stick Style
Era:
19th Century
Ownership:
Private
Owner:
Horton Sherryl W.
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