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House for McIntyre & Ahern, probably Hartford
Architect:Designed by William T. Marchant , American, 1880 - 1948
Architectural drawings; pencil, black ink, and red ink on linen paper
Primary Dimensions: 17 1/2 x 14in. (44.5 x 35.6cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Colonel and Mrs. Richard L. Shaw
Gallery Copy: William T. Marchant designed numerous houses for the real estate developers McIntyre & Ahern 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 house in the farm house style feature a hipped roof with overhanging eaves and cross gables on all four elevations. Notable features of the house include tinned roofed attic dormers on the rear and north elevations, as well as a large seated bay window with scroll-sawn bracket details on the second floor stair landing. The windows on the house are primarily louvered double-hung sash windows in either the six-over-six, six-over-one, or four-over-over configurations. Other windows featured include large tri-part windows on the north and front elevations, as well as roundel, and quarter-round lunette windows found on the attic story. Eight drawings are included in the set; front, south, rear and north elevations, as well as cellar, first floor, second floor, and attic plans. The cellar plans include a W.C. (toilet), cold room, laundry room, heater coal room, and range coal room. The first floor plans include a veranda, living room, entry vestibule and hall, a den, lavatory, dining room with veranda, kitchen, pantry and butler's pantry. The second floor plans include four chambers (bedrooms), two baths (one ensuite), hall, stair landing with seat, balcony, and linen closet. The attic plans include three chambers, two storage rooms, hall, and a bath.
Title note: McIntyre & Ahern were Hartford real estate developers. (Finlay 8/11/2011)
Inscription: All drawings have accession numbers handwritten in pencil on verso, lower right. All drawings have architectural dimensions and notes in pencil, black or red ink. Drawing 1999.100.328.1 is labeled "Residence For McIntyre & Ahern" in black ink in upper center on recto. Drawings 1999.100.328.1-8 have individual titles in black ink in lower center on recto (drawing 1999.100.328.1 reads "Front Elevation"). Drawings 1999.100.328.1, 1999.100.328.2, 1999.100.328.7, and 1999.100.328.8 have dimension titles in black in in lower right on recto (drawing 1999.100.328.1 reads "Scale 1/4 in = 1 ft.").
Object Number: 1999.100.328.1-.8
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