Property Overview Inventory List District Map

Nathaniel Hayden Apartments

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Year of Establishment:
Property Authority:
Unionville Historic District and Properties Commission
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Architectural Style:
20th Century

This 2 1/2- story brick gable-roofed tenement, oriented ridge-to-street, features segmental, arched, four-over-four sash windows with corbelled brick hoods and brownstone sills. The six-bay south elevation features two Italianate-style entry doors, one on each end bay, and two paired window dormers with a clover motif in the dormer pediments. 'N.H. 1875' is inscribed on the building's east elevation. Historically, the building is notable as one of the last remaining tenement buildings constructed for mills workers in Unionville. These multi-family dwellings were typical of mills towns and were constructed within walking distance of the mills. The builder, Nathaniel Hayden (1835-1910), moved to Unionville in 1870 and built the tenement house in the summer of 1875. Title to the building passes to Ernest and Ida Hart in 1916.

The tenement house at 54-56 Maple Avenue is significant architecturally for its well-preserved Italianate features.

[1] Information retrieved from the town website
[2] Proposed Historic Properties, Historic District Study Report, Unionville Historic District and Properties Commission, 2010, 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