The bright red building is The Spigot, an old-fashioned neighborhood bar. The West End of Hartford was developed mainly in the 1880 - 1930 time period. It is loaded with marvelous late Victorian and Colonial Revival buildings.
When I took this photo, the temperature was about 4 degrees Fahrenheit. One thing about winter in New England, though, is that even when it is cold, the sky is usually blue, which makes it OK.