West Hartford History: What Street Is This?

Test your knowledge of West Hartford history with this photo from the archives of the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society.

If you think you know the answer or have a special memory related to the photo, respond in the "Leave a comment" box below this article. We'll run the answer next Monday, along with a new historical photo. The image has been provided by the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society. For more information on the museum's collection and programs, visit www.noahwebsterhouse.org.

Last week's question asked "What Is Located Where This House Once Stood?" and nearly all of the commenters expressed sadness that this magnificent home is no longer standing.

Lisa Petersen wrote, "I think this fabulous house was on Prospect Avenue between Farmington and Fern right next to what was Oxford School for girls (is now Bristow Middle school). I remember drawing a house that looked a lot like this for art class after walking down the street. I was heartbroken when this was torn down. I think at first it was for a parking lot! Now there's a very similar looking building that is part of apartments there."

Amy Bergquist said it was called the Loomis Wooley House.

According to the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, "This was the Loomis-Wooley house, once located on Prospect Avenue. The house was torn down in 1973 and in 2006 new townhouses were built on the property using some of the architectural features that had been used in the original house."

Jeff Murray August 27, 2012 at 11:15 AM
Seeing as this was the first real "historical" picture of West Hartford I was really exposed to, I feel I just have to comment. It's Farmington Avenue in the 1890s, looking west just off of the intersection of South Main and Farmington Ave. One of the buildings on the right would eventually become the Central.


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