56 Hillside ?
96 1/2 Hillside
53 Hillside Avenue
Queen Anne Style
Built c. 1875
Roof is Paired Gable
2 1/2 Stories
Approx: 25' x 50''
On original site
Exterior Visible from road
Interior not accessible
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NORTH MAIN ST
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
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
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