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House for Helen C. Hart, 39 Scarborough Street, Hartford
Probably 1915
Architect:Designed by Smith & Bassette , American, 1910 - 1940
Architectural drawings; pencil, black and pink ink on tracing paper
Primary Dimensions (height x width): 16 3/4 x 21in. (42.5 x 53.3cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Roy D. Bassette, Jr. and John H. Bassette
Description: Architectural drawings of a Dutch Colonial Revival two-story frame house with attic and cellar include front, rear, and side elevations, as well as floor plans for all four levels. Rooms specified for the cellar are a laundry, coal rooms, and a cold room. The first floor features a veranda, living room, hall, den, porch, pantry, kitchen, butler's pantry, and dining room, all with oak flooring. Three chambers (bedrooms), two servant's rooms, two baths, a dressing room with full bath, closets, and a landing are illustrated on the second floor plan. All second floor rooms feature Georgia pine, excepting the oak landing. The attic contains a billiard/play room, chamber, hanging closet, bath, and several closets, all with Georgia Pine flooring specifications.
Date Note: Helen C. Hart and her husband Harold G. Hart were living at 170 Sigourney Street until 1915, when the Hartford city directories first show them living at 39 Scarborough Street. In the 1920 Federal Census, Helen Hart is living at 39 Scarborough Street with her son Jack, a maid and a cook. Harold G. Hart is living separately, at 846 Asylum Avenue. (Finlay 10/6/2010)
Inscription: 1976.18.355.8: On recto, lower center, handwritten in black ink "HOUSE FOR HELEN C HART / SCARBOROUGH ST / SCALE 1/4 in = 1 ft." All drawings have an accession number handwritten in pencil on verso, lower right.
Object Number: 1976.18.355.1-.8
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