How To Revive Hartford, One Building At A Time

Sep 6th, 2010 | By | Category: General

A year ago, the first tenants moved into the graceful seven-story building at 410 Asylum Street in downtown Hartford, a major step in what historical preservationists (and hockey announcers) call “a great save.” What was going to be a parking garage is instead a home to hundreds of people. A year later, it is well on its way to being a major success story — if they can just get a coffee shop.

Preservationists were quick to point out that the structure was one of the few surviving neo-Classical Revival buildings in downtown Hartford. It was designed by Thomas W. Lamb, whose portfolio includes the old Madison Square Garden, as well as many of New York and Connecticut’s splendid old theaters.

via Tom condon column on 410 Asylum conversion –

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