Harry S. Robertson House

Aerial view of Robertson House with the Farmington River towards its south; Source- Bing
Historic/Common Name:
None
Address:
1685 Farmington Avenue
Town:
Farmington »
Year:
1925
Historic Designation:
LHP, SR
Property Authority:
Unionville Historic District and Properties Commission
Nature of Authority:
Regulatory
Eligible for Historic Home tax credits:
Yes
General description:

This gable-to-street house features several Bungalow features, and may have originally had a full-width porch.

Significance of the property:

The Bungalow-style house at 1685 Farmington Avenue was probably constructed in 1925 by Harry S. Robertson, as land records show a sewer line construction to the river behind it in that year. Shortly after construction, Edward Saling, president of Saling Manufacturing, purchased the house and resided in it until 1934.

Relationship with the Surroundings:

The building faces north onto Farmington Avenue and is bordered on the south by the Farmington River.

Features:
Buildings, Open Space, Others- River along rear side
Historic Use:
Residence
Present Use:
Residence
Architectural Style:
Vernacular/ Bungalow
Era:
20th Century
Ownership:
Private
Owner:
Riendeau Rebecca B.
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