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70 Forestville Avenue (House), Plainville, Hartford County, CT



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Item Title
BWPhotos 378596

Location
Plainville, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CT-462
Building/structure dates: 1875 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1900 subsequent work
Significance: This house is significant as a late but virtually unaltered example of Greek Revival architecture, one that demonstrates the persistence of elements of the style even as it was being supplanted by more densely embellished Victorian modes. The house exhibits the pilaster-and-lintel entry treatment and rectangular gable window characteristic of the style, but it lacks the full or partial cornice return found in earlier Greek Revival houses. The house is notable for retaining its original clapboard siding, six-pane sash, oak floors, plaster walls and ceilings, paneled doors, window and doorway moldings, and simple Greek Revival mantel.

Subjects
Houses
Domestic Life


Related Names
Hamilton, Gustavus A.
Fleming, Wayne, Photographer
Clouette, Bruce, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
View southwest, showing setting of house at intersection of Forestville Avenue and State Route 72
View southwest, east and north (front) elevations
View northeast, south (rear) and west elevations
View northwest, south (rear) and east elevations
View southwest, detail of main entrance, north elevation
View southwest, detail of cornice molding and attic-story window, north elevation
View southeast, barn behind house
View northeast, interior, east middle room (current living room), showing typical first floor finishes
View south, interior, north front room, detail of mantel


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