Hallstead and Carlson Studio House

Aerial view of the Ashworth Home with the Farmington River towards the rear; Source- Bing
Historic/Common Name:
Ashworth Home
Address:
70 Garden Street
Town:
Farmington »
Year:
Before c. 1920
Notes on Establishment:
Established in accordance with the CGS section 7-147.
Historic Designation:
LHP, LHD, SR, NRHD
Property Authority:
Farmington Historic District Commission
Nature of Authority:
Regulatory
Eligible for Historic Home tax credits:
Yes
General description:

The Ashworth Home at #70 Garden Street was formed by expansion of an outbuilding which at one time served as the studio of an early Farmington photographer named Carlson. It occupies land on which the adjacent street-fronting home at #72 was built by the Halstead family, early African-American residents. The property also extends into the Farmington Canal bed on the river side.

Significance of the property:

The property is significant because of its location including part of Farmington Canal. It is associated with early African-American homeowner, early Farmington photographer and historians Bruce & Claire Ashworth.

Relationship with the Surroundings:

The 1598 sqft building is sited in a 0.71 acres plot, offset from Garden Street. Farmington River flows along the rear plot line of the property.

Features:
Building
Historic Use:
Residential
Present Use:
Residential
Architectural Style:
Vernacular, Modern
Era:
20th Century
Ownership:
Private
Owner:
Jannuzzi Peter J & Kathleen A
Sources:

[1] District information retrieved from the town website http://www.farmington-ct.org/.
[2] Preliminary Study Committee Report, Farmington Historic District Commission, 2003, 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