Nathaniel Hayden Apartments

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Historic/Common Name:
None
Address:
52-56 Maple Avenue
Town:
Farmington »
Year:
1875
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 2 1/2- story brick gable-roofed tenement, oriented ridge-to-street, features segmental, arched, four-over-four sash windows with corbelled brick hoods and brownstone sills. The six-bay south elevation features two Italianate-style entry doors, one on each end bay, and two paired window dormers with a clover motif in the dormer pediments. 'N.H. 1875' is inscribed on the building's east elevation. Historically, the building is notable as one of the last remaining tenement buildings constructed for mills workers in Unionville. These multi-family dwellings were typical of mills towns and were constructed within walking distance of the mills. The builder, Nathaniel Hayden (1835-1910), moved to Unionville in 1870 and built the tenement house in the summer of 1875. Title to the building passes to Ernest and Ida Hart in 1916.

Significance of the property:

The tenement house at 54-56 Maple Avenue is significant architecturally for its well-preserved Italianate features.

Relationship with the Surroundings:

The apartment building, sited very close to the street, faces south onto Maple Avenue. The surrounding neighborhood features several buildings that were rental units and boarding houses for mill workers in the 19th and 20th centuries. West and adjacent to this building is another brick tenement house.

Features:
Building
Historic Use:
Residence
Present Use:
Residence
Architectural Style:
Italianate
Era:
20th Century
Ownership:
Private
Owner:
Fisher Dennis and Kobes Sonya
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