56 Hillside ?
96 1/2 Hillside
49 Hillside Avenue
Queen Anne Style
Built c. 1875
Roof is Gable - Asphalt Shingle
2 1/2 Stories
Approx: 25' x 50''
On original site
Exterior Structure Restored
Exterior Visible from road
Interior not accessible to public
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NORTH MAIN ST
Built c. 1875 this Queen Ann house's original resident is unknown. It was
built on the site of a now demolished house owned by C.S.Abbott, a pin maker who owned
C.S.Abbott & Company.
By 1892, John Wright, an electrical
plater at the American Pin Company was its owner.
This house retains its original detail including a second story porch with turned posts
and rounded arched window in gable end, and contributes to the late nineteenth-century
Hillside Avenue streetscape.
It is interesting to note that both this residence and its sister residence next door
(53 Hillside) have the same first and second floor layouts.
Both were built as two family dwellings, though today both are private one family homes.
NOTABLE FEATURES OF THE BUILDING:
This two and one-half story, two bay side entry Queen Anne house has a three sided bay tot
he south. The ground floor porch with gabled entry and open bay to the west has
chamfered posts, spindle work balusters and spool work valance.
Above the entry a second story balcony with splayed balustrade, has turned posts and a
spool work valance and supports a belled shed roof and cantilever of gable end of western
bay. The Western eave of cantilevered gable is supported by spool work with ball
pendant at corner.
The paired front roof gables have paneled barge boarding, and projecting molded courses
mid-way up the gable. The Western gable contains round arched window with Shavian
border, and main gable has rectangular window with Shavian bands at the meeting rail.
To the south, the gable and contains an arched window and pendant finial.
Historic Resources Inventory Form for Buildings
Connecticut Historical Commission, 1986
59 South Prospect Street, Hartford, CT 06106
as compiled by:
Steven Bedford and Nora Lucas
HNPP 78 Webb's Hill Road - Stamford, CT 06903
ALSO: Land Records, City of Waterbury