Timothy Goodman House

View Northwest of Goodman House; Source- NRIS 86001993
Historic/Common Name:
Timothy Goodman House
Address:
567 Quaker Lane South
Town:
West Hartford »
Year:
after 1750
Historic Designation:
LHP, SR, NR
Property Authority:
West Hartford Historic District Commission
Nature of Authority:
Regulatory
Eligible for Historic Home tax credits:
Yes
General description:

This is a five-bay two-story center-chimney Colonial house with narrow overhang at eaves and narrow corner boards. The gable roof is sharply peaked, then extends back as in salt-box effect, but ends at a two-story elevation. Windows are eight-over-twelve sash all over the house, and have wooden lintels, surrounds and sills. Lintels have narrow drip board between sliding and window frame.

Significance of the property:

This house is significant because it is one of the few 18th century houses remaining in West Hartford. It is being very sensitively restored except for the fact that there was possible a side corner door which has now been removed. [Timothy Goodman from Daniel Webster, Noah's grandfather, Aug 1, 1971, Hartford Land Records, Vol 8, p. 492. No house mentioned.] [Isaac Webster Jun and Gideon Webster from Timothy Goodman, October 30, 1778, 12 acres with dwelling house. Hartford Land Records, Vol 15, p. 343.]

Relationship with the Surroundings:

The property is located in a residential area with high building density. The building is on setback line of modern housing, all on down slope of moderate rise of land.

Features:
Building with other landscape features (uneven lawn, some shrubbery, large stones used for porch and steps)
Historic Use:
Residence
Present Use:
Residence
Architectural Style:
Colonial
Era:
18th Century
Ownership:
Private
Owner:
Hudson Megel + Kimberly
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] Timothy Goodman House, Historic Resources Inventory, Foster Sherrill, 1985, 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.
[NR] Foster Sherrill, Timothy Goodman House, National Register Nomination Number- 86001993 NRIS, National Park Service.http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Text/86001993.pdf.http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Photos/86001993.pdf

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