The Connecticut Governor's Residence

The Connecticut Governor's Residence is located at 990 Prospect Avenue in Hartford. The property has served as the official residence since 1945. Originally built in 1909 for George C.F. Williams, a Hartford physician and industrialist, it was designed in the Georgian Revival style and built at a cost of $337,000. 

The three-story home originally stood on 14 acres that included a grass tennis court, a greenhouse and a number of outbuildings. It remained in the Williams family until 1940. The property was acquired by the State of Connecticut in 1943. The 19-room residence sits on 4 acres and has 15,000 square feet of living space with nine fireplaces, nine bathrooms, a pool and a pergola.

Old Connecticut


I took these quick snaps while waiting for a train in Bridgeport.

I had to go from DC to Waterbury and back to DC, in one day, to fetch a copy of my birth certificate due to the incompetence of the US State Department Passport Office, a place where no can be fired or demoted no matter what they do. 

Anyway, the last time I was in the Bridgeport station, about 1974 I think, it was a massive Victorian style building as I recall, truly an enormous place or maybe it was just cavernous. It was lined with solid oak rows of chairs and the clerks were stowed away behind desks covered by fencing.  It's gone now, a shame in a way.  So much of that kind of Connecticut is gone forever.