Prospect Avenue Historic District

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Prospect Avenue Historic District
Prospect Avenue Historic District is located in Connecticut
Prospect Avenue Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Albany Ave., N. Branch Park River, Elizabeth & Fern Sts., Prospect & Asylum Aves. & Sycamore Rd., Hartford and West Hartford
Coordinates 41°46′43″N 72°42′38″W / 41.77861°N 72.71056°W / 41.77861; -72.71056Coordinates: 41°46′43″N 72°42′38″W / 41.77861°N 72.71056°W / 41.77861; -72.71056
Area 300 acres (120 ha)
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals; French Norman Chateau; Bungalow/Craftsman
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 85001918[1]
Added to NRHP August 29, 1985

Prospect Avenue Historic District is a 300-acre (120 ha) historic district in Hartford and West Hartford, Connecticut that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

The listing included 240 contributing buildings and 48 non-contributing buildings.[1]

Almost all of the contributing buildings in the district were built between 1880 to 1930. Several architectural styles popular in that period are represented, particularly Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals. There are 87 examples of Georgian Revival architecture and 55 examples of Tudor Revival architecture.[2] A few homes are designed in the French Norman Chateau style, and the Craftsman and Prairie Style are each represented by a single building.[2]

The Connecticut Governor's Residence is included in the district as a contributing building. It is located at 990 Prospect Avenue, and is a Georgian Revival, built in 1908. It was designed by Andrews, Jacques and Rantoul, of Boston, and was altered in 1916 (see photo #7 in accompanying photos).[2]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c Gregory E. Andrews, David F. Ransom, and John Herzan (December 17, 1984). "NRHP Inventory-Nomination: Prospect Avenue Historic District". National Park Service.  and Accompanying 24 photos from 1984