Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Columbia Street

150 years ago, Hartford was a center of manufacturing for sewing machines and bicycles
in the area that is now close to Aetna and the State Capitol.  One manufacturer
 built workers' housing on Columbia Street in the neighborhood.



All units (except end units) are identical inside, but the exteriors have nice variations.
The front gardens were open for touring recently during "Hartford Blooms." 

22 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

These are very nice looking houses Jack.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

They're some remarkably attractive properties for workers' housing; perhaps more for managers and foremen than the men on the factory floor?

Kate said...

They have been maintained very well. I think I would have preferred an end unit. Hope that you took some photos of the interiors.

Tanya Breese said...

i really like it!

VP said...

We have some workers' housing, but not nearly good as these...

Sylvia K said...

Great looking place!! I would have enjoyed having housing like that provided!! Hope your week is going well, Jack!!

Lowell said...

Nice houses! I'll bet they go for a pretty penny these days.

Sharon Anck said...

Beautifully maintained places. Places like this have a charm all their own.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Old workers cottages are so much in demand now, young trendy couples love them!

Birdman said...

Very attractive housing and well maintained landscaping.

Mersad said...

I also like the fact that they are all in one row. So pretty.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Karl Demetz said...

Very pretty workers' housing, each one with its own green !
P.S. Is there a place somewhere without a flag ? :)

Mo said...

My goodness what huge houses

EG CameraGirl said...

Looks like a nice heighbourhood

RedPat said...

It's like Saltaire, Jack! I bet those end units went to foremen. It's nice to see them so well maintained!

LOLfromPasa said...

Now that is the sort of architecture I love to see when traveling around America. Interesting concept.

jennyfreckles said...

As RedPat says, just like Saltaire but a widely different style of houses. They still look nice properties though. I love the porches.

William Kendall said...

They're very pretty, Jack.

Lois said...

They are beautiful Jack. I would love to see the inside.

Michelle said...

I like these old brick structures. Very historic.

Randy said...

Nice looking place to live.

Bob Crowe said...

And I assume the prices have gone up quite a bit.