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Walnut Hill Historic District Proposed - New Britain, Connecticut
Draftsman:Probably drawn by Kenneth A. Larson , American, 1947 - 1994
Publisher:Published by City Plan Commission (New Britain, Conn.)
Offset lithography; brown ink on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 17 3/4 x 23 1/2in. (45.1 x 59.7cm) Sheet (height x width): 19 x 25in. (48.3 x 63.5cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: In 1974, the New Britain City Plan Commission published the brochure that included this map as part of an effort to have the area immediately east of Walnut Hill Park listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The blocks of late nineteenth-century houses in this area remained largely intact and reflected the lifestyle of properous residents during New Britain's industrial heyday. The brochure was probably illustrated by Kenneth A. Larson, a local artist and historian, who published his own book, "A Walk in Walnut Hill Park," in 1975. In that year, the Walnut Hill Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Description: Proposal for the Walnut Hill Historic District of New Britain, Connecticut, including a map extending from West Main Street to the north, Arch Street to the east, Hart Street to the south, and Walnut Hill Park to the east. There are nine vignettes below the map on either side of the text area that show off the architecture of the area in sketches depicting various buildings, labeled with numbers and found on the map. These buildiings include the Smith-Flagg-Middlemas House (25 South High Street), the Timothy Wadsworth Stanley Residence (1 Hillside Place), 9 and 10 Camp Street, 18 Hart Street, the State Normal School, 130 West Main Street, and 8 High Street. Descriptions of the buildings are included in the text, which also explains what the Walnut Hill District is and briefly recounts New Britain's history. In the center of the text block, there is a "seal" depicting the tower of the State Normal School with the phrase, "Walnut Hill Historic District, New Britain, Connecticut" inscribed around it.
Cartographic Note: No scale
Inscription: Recto, center, printed in brown ink: "WALNUT HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT PROPOSAL - NEW BRITAIIN, CONNECTICUT." Verso, bottom right, handwritten in black ink: "Connecticut Historical Society / Elizabeth Street / Hartford, Connecticut / Attention: N.W. Jacobus"
Object Number: 2012.312.128
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