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



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Location
351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CT-359-A
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N251).
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
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.

Subjects
Barns
Offices
Storage


Related Names
Potter, Edward Tuckerman
Thorp, Alfred H.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EXTERIOR, GENERAL VIEW OF NORTHWEST CORNER FROM THE UMBRA OF MAIN HOUSE
2. EXTERIOR, VIEW OF NORTH ELEVATION, WITH SCALE
3. EXTERIOR, VIEW OF NORTH ELEVATION, WITHOUT SCALE
4. EXTERIOR, VIEW OF NORTH AND EAST ELEVATIONS FROM THE NORTH
5. EXTERIOR, VIEW OF THE EAST ELEVATION FROM THE NORTHEAST
6. EXTERIOR, VIEW OF THE SOUTH (REAR) ELEVATION
7. EXTERIOR, VIEW OF THE WEST ELEVATION FROM THE NORTHWEST
8. EXTERIOR, DETAIL VIEW OF THE GRIFFIN ON THE SIDE OF THE NORTHWEST DORMER
9. EXTERIOR, DETAIL VIEW OF THE ROOF BRACKET ON THE NORTHEAST CORNER FROM THE NORTHWEST
10. EXTERIOR, DETAIL VIEW ROOF BRACKET ON NORTHEAST CORNER FROM THE NORTH, WITH SCALE
11. EXTERIOR, DETAIL VIEW ROOF BRACKET ON NORTHEAST CORNER FROM THE NORTH, WITHOUT SCALE
12. INTERIOR, FIRST FLOOR, GENERAL VIEW OF THE CONFERENCE ROOM FROM THE NORTHWEST
13. INTERIOR, FIRST FLOOR, LIBRARY, VIEW TO NORTHEAST
14. INTERIOR, FIRST FLOOR, KITCHEN, VIEW TO THE SOUTHEAST
15. INTERIOR, FIRST FLOOR, KITCHEN, VIEW TO THE SOUTHWEST
16. INTERIOR, SECOND FLOOR, NORTHWEST OFFICE, VIEW TO THE WEST


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