District Overview Inventory List District Map

Violet Lane 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.

Year of Establishment:
District Authority:
Westport Historic District Commission
Link to Commission or Municipal Website:
District Character:
Suburban Neighborhood

Buildings, Garden

Architectural Style:

Colonial Revival, Dutch Colonial Revival

c. 1928, 20th Century

The district comprises on four residential properties associated with the well-known developer Alfred G. Violet. The lots on which these houses were built were acquired by Violet from the McNally family, land which had earlier served as the site of Scribner's tannery. [2]

The four houses which comprise the Violet Lane historic district are historically significant for their association with locally well-known real-estate developer Alfred G. Violet. Originally constructed in 1928 by Violet and utilized as income producing properties, the houses are also significant both as a group and individually, for their association with locally prominent artists who lived and practiced in Westport during the early to mid-20th century. Architecturally, the district is significant as a small but substantially intact and cohesive 'development' of Colonial Revival-style residential structures dating from the late 1920s. [2]

[1] District information retrieved from the town website http://www.westportct.gov/.
[2] Violet Lane Historic District, Historic District Study Report, 2005, SHPO Library, Hartford.
[3] Westport Historic Resource Inventories accessed from the town website [http://www.westportct.gov/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=910].
[4] Historic District handbook accessed in the town website [http://www.westportct.gov/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=280].
[5] GIS information retrieved from http://webmap.jws.com/taxmap/viewer.aspx?JWSCONFIG=CT_Westport.


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