- Historic/Common Name:
- Thomas O'Hara Goodwin House
- 1198 New Britain Avenue
- West Hartford »
- Historic Designation:
- LHP, SR
- Property Authority:
- West Hartford Historic District Commission
- Nature of Authority:
- Eligible for Historic Home tax credits:
- 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.
- Historic Use:
- Present Use:
- Architectural Style:
- Greek Revival
- 19th Century
- Cleary Prudence A Legeyt
 District information retrieved from the town website http://www.west-hartford.com/.
 Report of West Hartford Historic District Commission, 1989, SHPO Library, Hartford.
 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 of the historic property retrieved from the online GIS.View photo
- Date of Compilation:
- Manjusha Patnaik, CT Trust for Historic Preservation