Steele House

View of Steele House, Mountain Road; Source- Assessor records)
Historic/Common Name:
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Address:
258 Mountain Road
Town:
West Hartford »
Year:
1890
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 is a two-storey house comprising of 22 X 30 Main Block with 10 X 30 wing. The rectangular main block, two-gable end facade with rectangular window in apex of low angled roof which has protruding tie beam decorations. The building has shallow roof porches on two sides with balustrade and slender square posts as supports.

Significance of the property:

This is one of the few houses left in West Hartford of this period reminiscent of the extensive farmlands once occupying the area.

Relationship with the Surroundings:

The building is sited at the corner of a busy intersection- Braeburn Road and Mountain Road. The house 'settles' into the landscape, on slight down slope of road.

Features:
Building, Garden- Lawn area
Historic Use:
Residence
Present Use:
Residence
Architectural Style:
Vernacular
Era:
Late 19th Century
Ownership:
Private
Owner:
Clarke, Irene Blake
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] House, Historic Resources Inventory, Foster Sherrill, 1984, 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