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Butler-McCook House & Garden
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NameButler-McCook House & Garden
AddressMain Street
396 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Brief DescriptionFor 189 years, home to 4 generations of the same family.
DescriptionFor 189 years the Butler-McCook House & Garden was home to four generations of a family who participated in, witnessed and recorded the evolution of Main Street between the American Revolution and the mid-twentieth century. The house's exterior looks much like it did when it was built in 1782. Behind it is a restored Victorian ornamental garden, originally laid out in 1865. Inside are the original furnishings ranging from Connecticut-crafted colonial furniture to Victorian-era toys and paintings to samurai armor acquired during a trip to Japan. The objects were accumulated over the course of more than 125 years by members of this extraordinary clan, which included physicians, industrialists, missionaries, artists, globe trotters and pioneering educators and social reformers. The new Main Street History Center's keystone exhibition, "Witnesses on Main Street," uses the Butler-McCook families' words and experiences to chronicle their neighborhood's transformation from a clutch of clapboard dwellings, taverns and artisans shops into a modern urban enclave of multi-story steel, brick and stone structures housing major financial, industrial, governmental and cultural institutions. A property of Connecticut Landmarks.
Phone 1(860) 522-1806
Handicapped AccessibleNo
Time Allowance1.5 hours
Last Updated4/13/2009
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