Connecticut Trust For Historic Preservation

HPX Update: Elias Bradley House, New Haven

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With an excellent location for its future home, this two story Greek Revival House will be shepherded to a new location by Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven. The house was listed as an emergency alert on the Connecticut Trust web site in September of this year after publication of the last Exchange. At that time it was under immediate threat of demolition, because new development was planned for its site and adjacent property in the Westville section of New Haven. Site preparation was scheduled to begin right away. The owner agreed to allow the house to be moved to another property in order to save it from destruction.The move is planned for December 1. The Bradley House will then stand on a lot between two other historic houses in a very appropriate setting just below West Rock. At press time a contract is expected to be signed within the week. Neighborhood Housing Services will serve as the intermediate owner and has facilitated and organized the move. Elias Bradley built the house in 1835. It has pleasing proportions and a number of characteristic Greek Revival features. The gable end faces the street with a full triangular pediment. A one-story portico creates a focal point and shelters the entrance. Two fluted Doric columns rest on brick steps. The first- and second-story windows retain the original six-over-six sash, and a typical rectangular window appears in the pediment. Clapboard sheathes the exterior and the foundation is made of cut stone block. The building will retain its original use as a single family residence.

HPX Update: Elias Bradley House, New Haven

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With an excellent location for its future home, this two story Greek Revival House will be shepherded to a new location by Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven. The house was listed as an emergency alert on the Connecticut Trust web site in September of this year after publication of the last Exchange. At that time it was under immediate threat of demolition, because new development was planned for its site and adjacent property in the Westville section of New Haven. Site preparation was scheduled to begin right away. The owner agreed to allow the house to be moved to another property in order to save it from destruction.The move is planned for December 1. The Bradley House will then stand on a lot between two other historic houses in a very appropriate setting just below West Rock. At press time a contract is expected to be signed within the week. Neighborhood Housing Services will serve as the intermediate owner and has facilitated and organized the move. Elias Bradley built the house in 1835. It has pleasing proportions and a number of characteristic Greek Revival features. The gable end faces the street with a full triangular pediment. A one-story portico creates a focal point and shelters the entrance. Two fluted Doric columns rest on brick steps. The first- and second-story windows retain the original six-over-six sash, and a typical rectangular window appears in the pediment. Clapboard sheathes the exterior and the foundation is made of cut stone block. The building will retain its original use as a single family residence.