High Street Historic District (Hartford, Connecticut)

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High Street Historic District
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402 Asylum Street
High Street Historic District (Hartford, Connecticut) is located in Connecticut
High Street Historic District (Hartford, Connecticut)
Location 402-418 Asylum St., 28 High St., and 175-189 Allyn St., Hartford, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°46′3″N 72°40′51″W / 41.76750°N 72.68083°W / 41.76750; -72.68083Coordinates: 41°46′3″N 72°40′51″W / 41.76750°N 72.68083°W / 41.76750; -72.68083
Area 1.1 acres (0.45 ha)
Built 1883
Architect multiple
Architectural style Gothic, Romanesque, Classical Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 98000850[1]
Added to NRHP July 8, 1998

The High Street Historic District in Hartford, Connecticut is a 1.1 acres (0.45 ha) historic district that includes three buildings, all contributing. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[1]

The district is significant in that it embodies many characteristics of late-19th century and early-20th century commercial architecture, and it illustrates the rapid commercial growth of Hartford after the U.S. Civil War.[2]:8

This district consists of three properties on the block of High Street between Allyn and Asylum Streets in the Downtown Hartford neighborhood. One building located at the southwest corner of Allyn and High is the Judd and Root Building. Another building is the Batterson Block located in center of the street block on the east side. The Batterson Block was built by James G. Batterson, whose first business was the New England Granite Company. Batterson went on to found the Travelers Insurance Company in 1863. The third building is the Capitol Building located at the northwest corner of Asylum and High. Judd and Root and Batterson Block are individually listed on the National Register, while the Capitol Building is a town historic site. The Capitol Building is an office building located across Bushnell Park from the Connecticut State Capitol.[2]:12

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