Victorian Hartford

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From workers' housing to the grand homes of industrialists, prosperous Hartford experienced an explosion of Victorian building that turned this capital city into a rich mixture of culture, beauty, and business. The capital of the insurance industry, Hartford was also home to the first public art museum, the Wadsworth Atheneum; the first municipal rose garden, Elizabeth Park; and colossal factories that produced Colt firearms, typewriters, sewing machines, and even the first automobiles. Victorian Hartford showcases the city's great architecture through historic images, some of which are the only evidence of the city's former grandeur, and provides glimpses into a world long gone.
ISBN: 9780738537139
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Connecticut
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Tomas J. Nenortas, an avid collector; connoisseur of history, architecture, and genealogy; and ardent proponent of historic preservation, maintains strong ties to Hartford, where his family first settled over fifty years ago. He is affiliated with the Antiquarian and Landmarks Society and the Hartford Preservation Alliance.
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