Connecticut Governor's Residence
Connecticut Governor's Mansion
|Location||990 Prospect Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut|
|Architect||Andrews, Jaques & Rantoul; Smith & Bassette|
|Architectural style||Georgian Revival|
|Part of||Prospect Avenue Historic District (#85001918)|
|Added to NRHP||August 29, 1985|
The Connecticut Governor’s Residence has served as the official residence since 1945. The house was originally built in 1909 for George C. F. Williams, a Hartford physician and industrialist. It was designed in the Georgian Revival style by the Boston-based architectural firm of Andrews, Jaques & Rantoul and built at a cost of $337,000. In 1916, Hartford architects Smith & Bassette designed the north and south wing additions. The three-story home originally stood on 14 acres (5.7 ha) that included a grass tennis court, a greenhouse and a number of outbuildings. It remained in the Williams family until 1940. The property was acquired by the State of Connecticut in 1943.
Today, the 19-room residence sits on 4 acres (1.6 ha) and has 15,000 square feet (1,400 m2) of living space with nine fireplaces, nine bathrooms, a pool and a pergola.
- Staff (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Connecticut Governor's Residence".
- Gregory E. Andrews; David F. Ransom; John Herzan (December 17, 1984). "NRHP Inventory-Nomination: Prospect Avenue Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service. and Accompanying 24 photos from 1984 (photo #7 is of Governor's Mansion)
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