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410 Asylum Street

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Aerial view of 410 Asylum Street with the arched recessed entry facing Asylum Street; Source- Bing.
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Property Authority:
Historic Property Commission/ Historic Preservation Commission
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Map of the historic property retrieved the online GIS map.

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Architectural Style:
Neo-Classical Revival
20th Century

The Capitol Building, generally known as 410 Asylum Street, is a six-story buff brick commercial structure, built in 1926. Designed by Thomas W. Lamb (1879-1942), the building, fronting approximately 100 feet on Asylum Street with 175 feet along High Street, is a good example of the Neo-Classical Revival architectural style in vogue at the time it was built. The street elevations consist of a high rusticated light gray granite first floor with central arched doorways, on each street, flanked by storefronts. The rusticated first floor is the base, the next three floors that are free of ornamentation are the shaft, the elaborate upper two floors and cornice compose the capital. Such an arrangement dominated the design of contemporary tall buildings. The two tall arched recessed entries on Asylum and High Streets, surrounded by rusticated granite, are visually strong features. [2]

The general Neo-Classical Revival architectural concept of 410 Asylum Street is typical of its times, but better executed than many other examples in the quality of materials, successful proportions and authentically embellished details. While the base, shaft, and capital program for the six stories is standard, the rusticated granite and marble store fronts of the first floor indicate an interest in creating an above average sense of attraction and desirability for the building. The faux mosaics in the entry arches and lobby are seldom matched elsewhere in Hartford. Granite Ionic pilasters at first and fifth and sixth floors are carefully proportioned in the Neo-Classical Revival pattern, while the roof cornice of carved modillions and Grecian-inspired acroteria, which remains intact, is rare. [2]

Assessors information retrieved from the website
Property information retrieved from the town website
[2] Capitol Building, 410 Asylum Street, Historic District Study Committee Report, SHPO Library, Hartford.
GIS information retrieved from the website

Date of Compilation:
Manjusha Patnaik, CT Trust for Historic Preservation