District Overview Inventory List District Map

Buena Vista Historic District

LHD boundaries as described are approximate and subject to change. Consult the LHD Study Report on file with the relevant local district commission or municipal authority to verify district boundaries and whether a specific property, particularly one in proximity of a boundary line, is within the district. Also note that LHD boundaries may differ from those of State or National Register Districts.

West Hartford
Year of Establishment:
Notes on Establishment:
The district originally established in 1977 was expanded in 1984 to include nine more properties towards the south.
District Authority:
Historic District Commission
Link to Commission or Municipal Website:
District Character:
Urban Neighborhood


Architectural Style:

Colonial Revival, Greek Revival, Cape Cod, Federal, Bungalow, Contemporary

18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century

The Buena Vista Historic District was created in two segments- the Buena Vista Road area in 1977, followed in 1984 by the Mountain Road portion. A cohesive neighborhood since the late 18th century, these streets have figures prominently in West Hartford's history and growth. In the 18th century, Buena Vista Road was part of a principal route to the town of Farmington known as South Middle Road. This route predated Farmington Avenue, which was laid out around 1800.


[1] District information retrieved from the town website http://www.west-hartford.com/.
[2] Buena Vista Historic District, Report of the Historic District Study Committee, 1977, SHPO library, Hartford.
[3] Buena Vista Historic District Expansion, District Ordinance, SHPO library, Hartford.
[4] Buena Vista Historic District Brochure, West Hartford Historic District Commission, SHPO Library, Hartford.
[5] Assessors information and Parcel IDs retrieved from http://host.appgeo.com/westhartfordct/Map.aspx and the website www.visionappraisal.com.


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