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House for L.W. Slocum, probably Hartford
Architect:Designed by William T. Marchant , American, 1880 - 1948
Architectural drawings, pencil and yellow ink on waxed tracing paper.
Primary Dimensions (height x width): 19 1/2 x 13 3/4in. (49.5 x 34.9cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Colonel and Mrs. Richard L. Shaw
Gallery Copy: William T. Marchant designed numerous Colonial revival houses like this one in Hartford and nearby West Hartford during the early part of the twentieth century. The address of this particular house is unknown, but the style and date suggest that it was built either in the West End of Hartford or in the immediate area. Anyone with knowledge of the location of this house is invited to contact the Connecticut Historical Society at [email protected]
Description: Plans for a three story colonial revival house feature a combined hipped and gable roof with overhanging eaves, cross gable on the south elevation, and clipped gable dormers on the third floor level. A notable feature of the house is the recessed front entry which includes a Greek revival style entablature supported by engaged doric columns, as well as a raised paneled door with sidelights featuring leaded tracery detail. Windows on the house comprise of louvered double-hung sash windows in multiple configurations, with large tri-part windows featured on the south and north elevations, and grouped casement windows featured on the north, east, and west elevations. Eight drawings are included in the set: south, north, east, and west elevations, as well as, cellar, first floor, second floor, third floor and roof plans. The cellar plans include a vegetable room, preserves room, laundry room, toilet, coal or wood bin, heater coal bin, and heater room. The first floor plans include a sun parlor, living room, recessed entry porch, entry hall, dining room, butler's pantry, rear passage, rear porch, pantry, kitchen, den, and lavatory. The second floor plans include four chambers (bedrooms), two bathr ooms, a sleeping porch, sewing room, hall, linen closet, and rear hall. The third floor plans include four chambers, two storage rooms, hall, and bath room.
Title Note: Louis W. Slocum was a Hartford real estate developer.
Inscription: All drawings have accession numbers handwritten in pencil on verso, lower right. All drawings have architectural dimensions and notes in pencil or yellow ink. Drawing 1999.100.419.1 is labeled "House for L. W. Slocum Esq" in pencil in upper center on recto. Drawings 1999.100.419.1-.8 have individual titles in pencil in lower center on recto (Drawing 1999.100.419.1 reads "South Elevation").
Object Number: 1999.100.419.1-.8
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