Property Overview Inventory List District Map

Timothy Goodman House

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West Hartford
Year of Establishment:
Property Authority:
West Hartford Historic District Commission
Link to Commission or Municipal Website:
Building with other landscape features (uneven lawn, some shrubbery, large stones used for porch and steps)
Architectural Style:
18th Century

This is a five-bay two-story center-chimney Colonial house with narrow overhang at eaves and narrow corner boards. The gable roof is sharply peaked, then extends back as in salt-box effect, but ends at a two-story elevation. Windows are eight-over-twelve sash all over the house, and have wooden lintels, surrounds and sills. Lintels have narrow drip board between sliding and window frame.

This house is significant because it is one of the few 18th century houses remaining in West Hartford. It is being very sensitively restored except for the fact that there was possible a side corner door which has now been removed. [Timothy Goodman from Daniel Webster, Noah's grandfather, Aug 1, 1971, Hartford Land Records, Vol 8, p. 492. No house mentioned.] [Isaac Webster Jun and Gideon Webster from Timothy Goodman, October 30, 1778, 12 acres with dwelling house. Hartford Land Records, Vol 15, p. 343.]

[1] District information retrieved from the town website
[2] Report of West Hartford Historic District Commission, 1989, SHPO Library, Hartford.
[3] Timothy Goodman 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
[NR] Foster Sherrill, Timothy Goodman House, National Register Nomination Number- 86001993 NRIS, National Park Service.

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