William H. Allen (architect)

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William H. Allen (1858-1936) was an American architect who worked in New Haven, Connecticut. He designed hundreds of houses and other buildings.[1]

Allen, a native of Northhampton, Massachusetts, moved to New Haven around 1867 or 1868 and spent most of his adult life there.[1]

He and Richard Williams' Beaux Arts architecture design for the New Haven County Courthouse won a design competition over submissions from several well-known architects. The building, erected in 1914, prominently faces the New Haven Green. [2] [3]

Several of his works are individually listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).[4] Many others are contributing buildings in New Haven's NRHP-listed Whitney Avenue Historic District and other historic districts.

Works include (with attribution):

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