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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 tracing paper
Primary Dimensions: 18 x 12 3/4in. (45.7 x 32.4cm)
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 Dutch Colonial Revival house featuring a gambrel roof with overhanging eaves. A notable feature of the house is the large rough-cut brick chimney on the south elevation which is laid up with wide white joints. The plans for a detached garage are also included. The garage features a hipped roof and multi-pane casement windows. Windows on the house are primarily louvered double-hung sash windows in either the eight-over-eight, six-over-six, or four-over-four configurations. A total of eleven drawings are included in the set; west, south, east, and north elevations, as well as cellar floor, first floor, second floor, and third floor and roof plans. Front elevation, side elevation, and floor plan drawings are included for the garage. The cellar floor plan includes a toilet, cold room, laundry room, range coal bin, heater coal bin, and heater. The first floor plan includes a living room, entry porch, hall, lavatory, rear passage, pantry, rear porch, kitchen, butler's pantry, and dining room. The second floor plan includes four chambers, two bath rooms, a hall, and linen closet. The third floor plan includes two chambers, a storage room, bath room, and hall. The garage floor plan includes a pitched floor to drain, work bench, and closet.
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 1999.100.400.1 is labeled "House for L. W. Slocum Esq." in pencil in upper center on recto. Drawing 1999.100.400.9 is labled "Garage for L W Slocum" in pencil in upper center on recto. Drawings 1999.100.400.1-.11 have individual titles in pencil in lower center on recto (Drawing 1999.100.400.1 reads "West Elevation").
Object Number: 1999.100.400.1-.11
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