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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Connecticut's Mount Vernon

1430 Asylum Avenue, Hartford (1911) 
from Historic Buildings of Connecticut

The house at 1430 Asylum Avenue in Hartford may look familiar to those interested in American history.
It is a virtual replica of George Washington’s Mount Vernon, in Virginia, but features some grand additions to its model, including a much fancier entry with a semicircular fanlight and side lights, as well as an elaborate balustrade along the roof. Mount Vernon also influenced the design of other Colonial Revival style houses, like the Hill-Stead, but this house, designed by Edward T. Hapgood and built in 1911, follows the first president’s home very closely, with some early twentieth century aggrandizement.

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