Goodwin House

Aerial view of Goodwin House in Parson's Village; Source- Bing.
Historic/Common Name:
Thomas O'Hara Goodwin House
Address:
1198 New Britain Avenue
Town:
West Hartford »
Year:
1821
Historic Designation:
LHP, SR
Property Authority:
West Hartford Historic District Commission
Nature of Authority:
Regulatory
Eligible for Historic Home tax credits:
Yes
General description:

Sited in the center of condominiums called 'Parson's Village' which gives the appearance of a small nucleated village. This is a two-story three-bay structure with gable-end facing the street. Entrance on left or north end of facade. On right side, set back, one story gable wing of later addition.

Significance of the property:

This house is significant because it was built in 1821 by Thomas O'Hara Goodwin who founded his pottery business on this site. Later he moved to other sites further east on New Britain Avenue. All books on the history of West Hartford cite the date of the construction of this house as 1821.

Relationship with the Surroundings:

The building is located in a residential with high building density. It is sited in center of condominium called 'parsons village' yet well done, not made into an anachronism. The property gives the appearance of a small nucleated village.

Features:
Building
Historic Use:
Residence
Present Use:
Residence
Architectural Style:
Greek Revival
Era:
19th Century
Ownership:
Private
Owner:
Cleary Prudence A Legeyt
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] Thomas O'Hara Goodwin 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.

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