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Charter Oak Place, showing property of Julius Gilman and others
Surveyor:Surveyed by Seth E. Marsh , American, about 1823 - 1878
Drawing; black ink and pencil on wove paper, lined with linen
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 24 7/8 x 39in. (63.2 x 99.1cm) Sheet (height x width): 24 7/8 x 41 5/8in. (63.2 x 105.7cm) Mount (height x width): 24 7/8 x 41 5/8in. (63.2 x 105.7cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: The venerable Charter Oak, where the Connecticut Charter was concealed during the 1600s, fell in a storm on the night of August 20, 1856, and within a few years, the property on Charter Oak Hill was being developed as a fashionable new residential district. Charter Oak Avenue was laid out over the hill, and stately home were erected along it by many of Hartford's most prominent citizens. Julius Gilman was one of the original residents of the area. In the early 1860s, his original farmhouse, shown on this map, was replaced by a new mansion in the popular second Empire style.
Description: Map of Governor Street, Charter Oak Place and Charter Oak Avenue in Hartford, Connecticut. Lots of land are depicted, with measurements in feet, showing the location and general shape of the buildings on them. Landowners include Julius Gilman, Robinson Bissell & Company, H. Kellogg, F.W. Cady, Nelson Kingsbury, and Nathaniel Shipman.
Cartographic Note: Scale: 1 inch equals 32 feet
Inscription: Recto, bottom left, handwritten in black ink: "SCALE 32. FEET TO THE INCH / JULY 1860 / Seth E. Marsh"
Object Number: 2012.312.169
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