Millard House

View of Millard House, South Main Street; Source- Assessor records)
Historic/Common Name:
Samuel Millard House
Address:
374 South Main Street
Town:
West Hartford »
Year:
c.1820
Historic Designation:
LHP, SR
Property Authority:
West Hartford Historic District Commission
Nature of Authority:
Regulatory
Eligible for Historic Home tax credits:
Yes
General description:

This brick Federal house is gable to the front over a four-bay facade. A large wood gable is at either side of the ridge and there is a tall end wall chimney besides each of these gables. These is a third interior chimney behind the point where the side gables join the tympanum. Slender pilasters flank the door and there is a semi-circular fanlight above it. Later additions include a two-storey ell at the rear and a one-storey addition on the south side. [3]

Significance of the property:

Samuel Millard built this house o the site of an earlier one built by Jacob Kallogg, c. 1730. Millard bought the property in 1813, but did not move to town until 1821, when records show he joined the church. Millard was a farmer, as was his son Henry. John Millard was another member of the family who owned and farmed along South Main Street in the 19th century. Eventually Henry Millard's heirs quit claimed the land to C.M. Beach and the Vine Hill Dairy Farm. [3]

Relationship with the Surroundings:

The property is located in a residential area, set among single-family, mostly 20th century houses. It is sited on a busy main thoroughfare with other historic houses nearby. The 18th century Noah Webster House at #227 is locate 1/2 mile away. [3]

Features:
Building
Historic Use:
Residence
Present Use:
Residence
Architectural Style:
Federal
Era:
19th Century
Ownership:
Private
Owner:
Dills, Michael H + Connie C
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] Millard House, Historic Resources Inventory, Hatheway E., 1983, 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