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House for L.W. Slocum, probably Hartford
1917
Architect:Designed by William T. Marchant , American, 1880 - 1948
Architectural Drawings, pencil on tracing paper.
Primary Dimensions (height x width): 17 1/2 x 13in. (44.5 x 33cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Colonel and Mrs. Richard L. Shaw
Gallery Copy: William T. Marchant designed numerous houses similar to 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 shingle sided "Dutch" house featuring a gambrel roof with projecting eaves, clipped gable dormers on the third story, a stone capped brick chimney, and front porch supported by fluted pilaster columns. Windows are primarily louvered double-hung sash in either the twleve-over-twelve, or six-over-six configuration. Large tri-part windows are featured on the front third story dormer, and along the side elevation. Eight drawings are included in the set; front, south, east, and north elevations, as well as, cellar, first floor, second floor, and third floor & roof plan. The cellar plans include a heater coal bin, heater, laundry room, toilet and cold room. The first floor plans include a veranda, living room, entry vestibule, entry hall, dining room, butler's pantry, kitchen, rear entry, and rear porch. The second floor plans include three chambers (bedrooms), hall, bath room, den and balcony. The third floor plans include two bedrooms, hall, bath room, and storage.
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. Drawing 1999.100.104.1 is labeled "House for L W Slocum Esq" in pencil in upper center on recto. Drawings 1999.100.104.1-.8 have individual titles in pencil in lower center on recto (drawing 1999.100.104.1 reads "Front Elevation"). Drawings 1999.100.104.6-.8 have the note in pencil on recto, "Note - figures are to out / side face of sheathing."
Object Number: 1999.100.104.1-.8
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