Property Overview Inventory List District Map

Hallstead and Carlson Studio House

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.

Year of Establishment:
Notes on Establishment:
Established in accordance with the CGS section 7-147.
Property Authority:
Farmington Historic District Commission
Link to Commission or Municipal Website:
Architectural Style:
Vernacular, Modern
20th Century

The Ashworth Home at #70 Garden Street was formed by expansion of an outbuilding which at one time served as the studio of an early Farmington photographer named Carlson. It occupies land on which the adjacent street-fronting home at #72 was built by the Halstead family, early African-American residents. The property also extends into the Farmington Canal bed on the river side.

The property is significant because of its location including part of Farmington Canal. It is associated with early African-American homeowner, early Farmington photographer and historians Bruce & Claire Ashworth.

[1] District information retrieved from the town website
[2] Preliminary Study Committee Report, Farmington Historic District Commission, 2003, 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