Property Overview Inventory List District Map

Goodwin House

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West Hartford
Year of Establishment:
Property Authority:
West Hartford Historic District Commission
Link to Commission or Municipal Website:
Architectural Style:
Greek Revival
19th Century

Sited in the center of condominiums called 'Parson's Village' which gives the appearance of a small nucleated village. This is a two-story three-bay structure with gable-end facing the street. Entrance on left or north end of facade. On right side, set back, one story gable wing of later addition.

This house is significant because it was built in 1821 by Thomas O'Hara Goodwin who founded his pottery business on this site. Later he moved to other sites further east on New Britain Avenue. All books on the history of West Hartford cite the date of the construction of this house as 1821.

[1] District information retrieved from the town website
[2] Report of West Hartford Historic District Commission, 1989, SHPO Library, Hartford.
[3] Thomas O'Hara Goodwin House, Historic Resources Inventory, Foster Sherrill, 1985, SHPO library, Hartford.
Assessors information and Parcel IDs retrieved from the website
Maps and GIS information retrieved from the website

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