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HPX: Nov/Dec 2010 - Potsdam Village houses, Coltsville (Hartford)

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Potsdam Village houses, Coltsville

Located across from Colt Park, these four well-maintained properties include a single family home (built in 1847), two 2-family homes on one lot (built in 1834 and 1900, respectively), a .63 acre vacant lot (the site of the Potsdam Village Community Center in the mid-1800s) and another 2-family home (built 1866). 

National Register of Historic Places Inventory – Nomination Form written in 1978 by George R. Adams, vividly describes these houses.

Potsdam Cottages…are built in a half- timbered, or modified chalet style, supposedly reminiscent of the vernacular style of the German hamlet from which Colt imported nearly 40 craftsmen.  Some of these nine have been somewhat disguised by modern siding, yet all retain their original shape and profile.  The best have exposed first story red brick walls set into half timber framing joined by wooden pegs.  The buildings are one and a half stories with gabled roof.  They all originally had exterior stairways with porches on both levels and a small balcony outside the second story window on the gable end.  The second story was covered with vertical board and batten clapboarding which was painted white.  The wide overhanging eaves, as well as the windows were trimmed in typical 19th century woodwork patterns.

The four properties are offered as a package at $400,000 or may be purchased individually.  Currently, the seven apartments provide a below market monthly income of $3,550. The properties are located at 41 & 45 Curcombe Street and 65, 73 & 75 Hendricxsen Avenue.

Purchase this unique piece of Hartford history and join the effort to restore historic Coltsville, the neighborhood leading the revitalization of Hartford.

 

Contact:  Maria Hagan, Prudential Connecticut Realty, (860)571-6626, mhagan@prudentialct.com.

 

HPX: Nov/Dec 2010 - Potsdam Village houses, Coltsville (Hartford)

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Potsdam Village houses, Coltsville

Located across from Colt Park, these four well-maintained properties include a single family home (built in 1847), two 2-family homes on one lot (built in 1834 and 1900, respectively), a .63 acre vacant lot (the site of the Potsdam Village Community Center in the mid-1800s) and another 2-family home (built 1866).

National Register of Historic Places Inventory – Nomination Form written in 1978 by George R. Adams, vividly describes these houses.

Potsdam Cottages…are built in a half- timbered, or modified chalet style, supposedly reminiscent of the vernacular style of the German hamlet from which Colt imported nearly 40 craftsmen. Some of these nine have been somewhat disguised by modern siding, yet all retain their original shape and profile. The best have exposed first story red brick walls set into half timber framing joined by wooden pegs. The buildings are one and a half stories with gabled roof. They all originally had exterior stairways with porches on both levels and a small balcony outside the second story window on the gable end. The second story was covered with vertical board and batten clapboarding which was painted white. The wide overhanging eaves, as well as the windows were trimmed in typical 19th century woodwork patterns.

The four properties are offered as a package at $400,000 or may be purchased individually. Currently, the seven apartments provide a below market monthly income of $3,550. The properties are located at 41 & 45 Curcombe Street and 65, 73 & 75 Hendricxsen Avenue.

Purchase this unique piece of Hartford history and join the effort to restore historic Coltsville, the neighborhood leading the revitalization of Hartford.

Contact: Maria Hagan, Prudential Connecticut Realty, (860)571-6626, mhagan@prudentialct.com.