George S. Abbott Building

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George S. Abbott Building
George S. Abbott Building is located in Connecticut
George S. Abbott Building
George S. Abbott Building is located in the US
George S. Abbott Building
Location 235-247 N. Main St., Waterbury, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°33′31″N 73°2′20″W / 41.55861°N 73.03889°W / 41.55861; -73.03889Coordinates: 41°33′31″N 73°2′20″W / 41.55861°N 73.03889°W / 41.55861; -73.03889
Area 0.7 acres (0.28 ha)
Built 1899
Architect Lawler,Henry A.
Architectural style Classical Revival, Romanesque
NRHP Reference # 82004359[1]
Added to NRHP June 14, 1982

The George S. Abbott Building, also known as Wheeler and Wilson Building and Abbott Towers Apartments, is a historic mixed-use residential and commercial building at 245-247 North Main Street in Waterbury, Connecticut. It is a five story brick building, set on a corner lot, with granite trim and wooden molding details. It was designed by Henry A. Lawler and built in 1899 for George S. Abbott, a local real estate developer, as a speculative venture. The building has a distinctive blend of Romanesque and Panel Brick styles, and is an architectural elegant solution to a challenging lot, which is both narrow and has steeply sloping topography. The building historically housed retail spaces on the first floor and residences above.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for George S. Abbott Building" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-01-19.