17 Sights in East Hartford, United States (with Map and Images)

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1. Main Street Historic District No. 2

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The Main Street Historic District No. 2 is a historic district in Hartford, Connecticut. It encompasses a city block in the city's downtown noted for its concentration of insurance-related highrise commercial buildings constructed in the early decades of the 20th century. It is visually dominated by the Travelers Tower, completed in 1919 and for many years Hartford's tallest building. The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984, at which time it included seven contributing buildings over a nine-acre area.

Wikipedia: Main Street Historic District No. 2 (EN)

2. Central Avenue–Center Cemetery Historic District

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Central Avenue–Center Cemetery Historic District Jerry Dougherty / CC BY 2.5

The Central Avenue-Center Cemetery Historic District encompasses part of the town center of East Hartford, Connecticut. Although it was founded in the mid-17th century, it is now dominated by architecture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Center Cemetery is the town's oldest surviving property, and includes the grave of William Pitkin, a colonial governor. The district, including portions of Main Street and Central Avenue, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.

Wikipedia: Central Avenue-Center Cemetery Historic District (EN)

3. Downtown Main Street Historic District

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Downtown Main Street Historic District Elipongo / Public domain

The Downtown Main Street Historic District encompasses a well-preserved historical section of downtown East Hartford, Connecticut, United States. It extends along Main Street from between Burnside Avenue and Governor Street, and along Chapman Street to Chapman Place. Developed between about 1890 and 1945, its architecture encapsulates the town's transition from a main agrarian community to a modern suburb. The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.

Wikipedia: Downtown Main Street Historic District (East Hartford, Connecticut) (EN)

4. Elm Street Historic District

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The Elm Street Historic District encompasses a collection of architecturally distinguished institutional and residential buildings near the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut. Located on Capitol Avenue and Trinity and Elm Streets, it includes the city's best concentration of early 20th-century architecture, including Bushnell Memorial Hall and several state office buildings. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

Wikipedia: Elm Street Historic District (Hartford, Connecticut) (EN)

5. Ancient Burying Ground

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The First Church of Christ and the Ancient Burying Ground is a historic church and cemetery at 60 Gold Street in Hartford, Connecticut. It is the oldest church congregation in Hartford, founded in 1636 by Thomas Hooker. The present building, the congregation's fourth, was built in 1807, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. The adjacent cemetery, formally set apart in 1640, was the city's sole cemetery until 1803.

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6. Christ Church Catherdral Churchyard

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Christ Church Cathedral is a historic church at 955 Main Street in downtown Hartford, Connecticut. Built in the 1820s to a design by Ithiel Town, it is one of the earliest known examples of Gothic Revival architecture in the United States. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. It is the cathedral church of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut, whose offices are next door at 45 Church Street.

Wikipedia: Christ Church Cathedral (Hartford, Connecticut) (EN)

7. Connecticut Science Center

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Connecticut Science Center Unknown authorUnknown author / Public domain

The Connecticut Science Center is a nine-story museum located on the Connecticut River in Hartford, Connecticut designed by César Pelli & Associates, which opened on June 12, 2009. The building measures a total of 154,000 square feet (14,300 m2), including 40,000 square feet (3,700 m2) of interactive exhibits consisting of videos, audios, visuals, tactile components, programs, and live demonstrations.

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8. First Congregational Church of East Hartford

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The First Congregational Church of East Hartford and Parsonage is a historic church at 829-837 Main Street in East Hartford, Connecticut. The congregation was founded around 1699 and the current church building was constructed around 1833. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. The congregation is currently affiliated with the United Church of Christ.

Wikipedia: First Congregational Church of East Hartford and Parsonage (EN)

9. Dillon Building

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The Dillon Building is a historic commercial building located at 69–71 Pratt Street in Downtown Hartford, Connecticut. Built in 1899, it is a good local example of Beaux Arts architecture, and its construction exemplified the transition of Pratt Street from a residential to commercial area. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 11, 1982.

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10. Lewis Street Block Historic District

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The Lewis Street Block is a historic district encompassing the southern half of Lewis Street and some adjacent buildings in downtown Hartford, Connecticut. The streetscape is reminiscent of a mid-19th century city street, with architecture extending from that period into the early 20th century. The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

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11. First National Bank Building

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The First National Bank Building is a historic commercial building at 50-58 State House Square in the heart of downtown Hartford, Connecticut. Built in 1899, it is a fine local example of Beaux Arts architecture, and was one of the first of Hartford's commercial buildings to have a steel frame. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

Wikipedia: First National Bank Building (Hartford, Connecticut) (EN)

12. Hartford City Hall

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The Hartford Municipal Building, also known as Hartford City Hall, is a historic Beaux-Arts structure located at 550 Main Street in Hartford, Connecticut. Completed in 1915, it is a prominent local example of Beaux-Arts architecture, and is the third building to serve as city hall. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.

Wikipedia: Municipal Building (Hartford, Connecticut) (EN)

13. Hartford Stage

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Hartford Stage is an American 501(c)(3) non-profit regional theatre company located on Church Street in downtown Hartford, Connecticut. Since its founding in 1963, Hartford Stage has won the Regional Theatre Tony Award (1989) and many Connecticut Critics Circle and other awards.

Wikipedia: Hartford Stage (EN)

14. Old State House

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The Old State House in Hartford, Connecticut is generally believed to have been designed by noted American architect Charles Bulfinch as his first public building. The State House is currently managed by the Office of Legislative Management of the Connecticut General Assembly.

Wikipedia: Old State House (Connecticut) (EN)

15. Spectra Apartments (under construction)

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The Neiditz Building is a historic commercial building at 111 Pearl Street in Hartford, Connecticut. Built in 1950, it was the first major new office building to be built following the Great Depression. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2020.

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16. R. and F. Cheney Building

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The R. and F. Cheney Building, also known as the Brown Thomson Building, is a commercial building designed by noted American architect H. H. Richardson. It is located at 942 Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut, and is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

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17. Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church

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Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church is a parish church in the Archdiocese of Hartford located in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. The parish was founded by Lithuanian immigrants within the 20th century. Construction of the church began in 1912.

Wikipedia: Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church (Hartford, Connecticut) (EN)

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