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House for W.E. Walker, Esq., probably Hartford
Architect:Designed by William T. Marchant , American, 1880 - 1948
Architectural drawings; pencil, black, red ink on linen paper
Primary Dimensions: 18 1/2 x 12in. (47 x 30.5cm)
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 stucco over brick Colonial Revival styled house, featuring projecting eaves, and a shingled hipped roof, with intersecting gables on the east and north elevations. Features of the house include hipped dormer windows on the attic level, squared bays set with tri-part windows and flower boxes on the front elevation, and a bracketed gable over the entryway door. Notable unique features include benches outside the front entryway, and scroll-sawn bracket details along the corner edges of the second floor deck. The windows of the house are primarily louvered double-hung sash windows, in either the eight-over-eight, six-over-six, or four-over-four configuration. Other windows are large tri-part windows on the front and north elevations, as well as a roundel window on the attic level north gable. Eight drawings are included in the set; front, east, west and north elevations, as well as cellar, first floor, second floor, and attic plans. The cellar plans include a laundry and cold room. The first floor plans include a rear side porch, pantry, veranda, kitchen, dining room, coat room, stair hall, entry porch, and living room with large veranda. The second floor plans include three chambers, two porches (over the first floor verandas), a bath, and large second story landing at the stairs. The attic plans include:unfinished space, hall, bath, and a maid's room.
Title Note: Wilbur C. Walker was a Hartford real estate developer. The identity of W. E. Walker is not known. (Finlay 7/27/2011)
Inscription: All drawings have accession numbers handwritten in pencil on verso, lower right. All drawings have architectural dimensions and notes in black, or red ink. Drawing 1999.100.322.1 is labeled "HOUSE FOR W.E. WALKER ESQ / WILLIAM T. MARCHANT ARCHT." in black ink in upper right corner on recto. Drawings 1999.100.322.1-8 have individual titles in black ink in lower center on recto (drawing 1999.100.322.1 reads "FRONT ELEVATION"). Drawings 1999.100.322.1, and .6-.8 have dimension titles in black ink in lower right on recto (drawing 1999.100.322.1 reads "scale 1/4 in = 1 ft.").
Object Number: 1999.100.322.1-.8
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