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53 Hillside Avenue
Private Residence
Queen Anne Style
Wood Frame
Built c. 1875
Clapboard/Shingle
Roof is Paired Gable
2 1/2 Stories
Approx: 25' x 50''
On original site
Exterior Original
Additional Features:
  None
Exterior Visible from road
Interior not accessible


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HILLSIDE AVE
STREETSCAPE

GO TO
BUCKINGHAM ST
CENTRAL  AVE
CLIFF  ST
COOKE ST
FIRST  AVE
FREDERICK ST
GAFFNEY  PL
GROVE  ST
HOLMES  AVE
KELLOGG  ST
LYNDEN ST
MITCHELL AVE
NORTH MAIN ST
PINE  ST
PROSPECT  ST
RIDGEWOOD ST
SECOND  AVE
TROWBRIDGE ST
WOODLAWN


ARCHITECTURAL IMPORTANCE:

This c. 1875 Queen Ann house was built on the site of a now demolished house owned by C.S.Abbott,a pinmaker who owned C.S.Abbott & Company.
This two family house may have been built by 1890 by John F. Charters, owner of J.F.Charters &co., a fancy goodfs and millinery shop. The property remained inthe Charters family at least through 1911.
The house is located between First Avenue and Second Avenue which is the first part of the street to be developed.  This side of the street had primarily modest houses for local professionals and business people while across the street and up the hill were the more imposing estates.

NOTABLE FEATURES OF THE BUILDING:
This two and one-half story Queen Anne residence is distinguished by paired windows to the south on the ground floor and a gabled entry porch with chinese-motif balusters, turned posts, pendulous brackets and an imbricated gable end entry door with half glass with stained-glass in Shavain pattern.
The second floor porch with shingled balustrade continues this Queen Anne vocabulary, and the forward projecting gable has imbrication and oculus with paneled barge boards.   The receding gable repeats the same motif with an off-center rectangular window with Shavain band
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SOURCE:
Historic Resources Inventory Form for Buildings and Structures
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