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Mark Twain House, Carriage House, 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, Hartford County, CT

Mark Twain House, Carriage House, 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, Hartford County, CT

 
 
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Summary

Significance: Completed in 1874, the Mark Twain Carriage House is a multi-purpose barn with a coachman's apartment designed by architects Edward Tuckerman Potter and Alfred H. Thorp as a companion structure to the residence for noted American author and humorist Samuel Clemens and his family. Its massive size and its generous accommodations for the coachman mark this structure as an unusual carriage house among those intended for a single family's use. The building has the wide overhanging eaves and half-timbering typical of the Chalet style popular in the late 19th century for cottages, carriage houses, and gatehouses. The carriage house apartment was the home of the Clemenses loyal and valued coachman, Patrick McAleer, and his family from 1874 until 1903.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N251
Survey number: HABS CT-359-A
Building/structure dates: 1874 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1903 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1918 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1923 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1976 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1993 Subsequent Work

date_range

Date

1933 - 1970
person

Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Potter, Edward Tuckerman
Thorp, Alfred H
place

Location

Blue Hills (Hartford County, Conn.)41.76709, -72.70144
Google Map of 41.7670944, -72.7014355
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Source

Library of Congress
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Copyright info

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