Hartford Public Library

Hartford City Parks Collection

A Guide to the collection at the Hartford History Center


Collection Overview

Repository: Hartford History Center, Hartford Public Library Hartford, Connecticut
Creator : Hartford (Conn.)
Title : Hartford City Parks Collection
Dates : 1845-1967
Extent : Approximately 100 linear feet
Abstract : The City Parks Collection is a rich archive, documenting Hartford’s pioneering effort to establish and maintain a viable system of municipal parks, connected by a system of parkways.
Location: Ground Floor Electronic Stacks
Language: English

Historical Note

Throughout the first half of the 20th Century, Hartford was known throughout the nation as America’s "park city." Building on the initiative of the Reverend Horace Bushnell in the 1850s, Hartford transformed a virtual wasteland along its Hog River into America’s first public city park – an oasis in the midst of a growing industrial and commercial municipality. Designed by landscape architect Jacob Weidenmann, the City Park (later re-named for Bushnell) became the cornerstone of a chain of parks, large and small, throughout the city. The park system reached its zenith around 1900 under the direction of two visionary superintendents, Theodore Wirth and George A. Parker. The expert direction of Wirth and Parker lasted for nearly half a century. They were aided by designs of the Olmsted firm. During that time, Hartford’s chain of parks and projected linking parkways became a model for cities across the nation, as they sought to introduce space for relaxation and recreation into increasingly crowded urban settings.

Inspired by the city’s initiative, public benefactors like brothers Walter and Henry Keney, Colonel Albert Pope, Charles M. Pond, and Elizabeth Colt added large tracts, either as outright gifts of land or through funds dedicated to the purchase of additional parkland. Parks had many uses and amenities, such as golf courses, baseball diamonds, tennis courts, children’s gardens, boating, and picnic facilities. Combined with experimental gardens and the nation’s first public rose garden, Hartford's parks afforded all social and economic levels of the city’s populace the opportunity for healthful recreation.

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Scope and Content

The Hartford City Parks Collection at the Hartford History Center documents the growth and extent of the city’s pioneering efforts in creating and developing municipal parks. Series I contains albums with newspaper clippings, primarily from Hartford papers. Approximately twenty-five boxes hold the correspondence and essays of the Park Commission and Superintendents Theodore Wirth and George A. Parker. Additionally, the collection contains papers concerning Parker’s participation in the Hartford Committee on the City Plan, its Juvenile Commission, and other organizations (city and nationwide) related to the parks movement and recreation for urban growth. This material is found in Series II.

Visual materials include over 500 glass negative views of parks and streetscapes, Series III, and a large collection of half-tone printing blocks, Series IV. Many of these reference the park report, or other publication, they illustrated. A collection of colored lantern slides, as well as planting and nursery order lists, document roses planted at Elizabeth Park.

Responsible for the city’s cemeteries, the Park Commission’s records include documentation of burial ground oversight, plot sales, and the erection of grave markers.

In Series V, Bound Volumes, financial records may be found, including salary information for all parks, and accounts from the Keney Park Trustees, and letterpress books kept by Theodore Wirth.

Especially rich is the archive’s collection of maps, blueprints and drawings of cemeteries, and park structures and parkways (actual and projected), which comprise Series VI. Over 150 of these have been inventoried. Please note that the maps do not have titles, simply descriptions.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The records are stored in a restricted area and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

Use Restrictions

See Hartford History Center’s Collection Use policy. Permission to publish from the Hartford Parks Collection must be obtained in writing from curator of the Hartford History Center, and a copy of the published work may be requested by the Hartford History Center. The Hartford History Center reserves the right to refuse permission to publish, etc. to those who have not complied with its policies. Use of the collections will normally not be permitted for the purpose of promotion of commercial products and services or political campaigns. Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library reserves the right to limit the number of photographic prints/captures and to restrict the use or reproduction of rare, fragile, or valuable objects.

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Subject Headings

Personal Names

Bushnell, Horace
Colt, Elizabeth H.
Gross, Charles E.
Keney, Henry
Parker, George A.
Prentice, Samuel O.
Robinson, Lucius F.
Weidenmann, Jacob
Whitmore, Franklin G.
Wirth, Theodore

Corporate Names

Ancient Burying Ground (Hartford, Conn.)
Barnard Park (Hartford, Conn.)
Batterson Park
Bushnell Park (Hartford, Conn.)
Cedar Hill Cemetery (Hartford, Conn.)
Colt Park (Hartford, Conn.)
Dillon Stadium (Hartford, Conn.)
Elizabeth Park (Hartford, Conn.)
Goodwin Park (Hartford, Conn.)
Greater Hartford Flood Commission
Hartford (Conn.) -- Board of Park Commissioners.
Keney Park (Hartford, Conn.)
New England Association of Park Superintendents
Old North Cemetery (Hartford, Conn.)
Pope Park (Hartford, Conn.)
Riverside Park (Hartford, Conn.)
Rocky Ridge Park (Hartford, Conn.)
Spring Grove Cemetery (Hartford, Conn.)
St. Patrick's Cemetery (Hartford, Conn.)
Zion Hill Cemetery (Hartford, Conn.)

Subjects

Bathhouses -- Connecticut -- Hartford
Cemeteries -- Connecticut -- Hartford
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Correspondence.
Financial statements.
Historic parks -- Connecticut -- Hartford
Landscape architects.
Maps.
Parks -- Connecticut -- Hartford -- Management
Playgrounds -- Connecticut -- Hartford
Public baths -- Connecticut -- Hartford
Public toilets -- Connecticut -- Hartford
Rose gardens -- Connecticut -- Hartford
Roses.
Scrapbooks.
Urban parks -- Connecticut -- Hartford

Geographic Names

Hartford (Conn.) -- Parks

Genre Terms

Glass negatives.
Glass slides.
Printing blocks.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Item, Collection Title, Collection number (Box #, Folder #). Hartford History Center, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, Connecticut.

Processing Details

Collection was processed by Gary E. Wait in 2009-2010.

EAD Finding Aid created 2012.

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Hartford Parks contents:

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I. Clippings

Volume
1 1 Mounted clippings, chiefly Hartford, 1916 March (300 pages)
2 2 Mounted clippings, mostly Hartford, 1916 April (300 pages)
3 3 Mounted clippings, chiefly Hartford, 1904, 1916 April (1 vol, pages not numbered)
4 4 Mounted clippings, mostly Hartford, 1916 April - 1917 February (200 pages)
5 5 Mounted clippings, mostly Hartford, 1916 (155 pages)
6 6 Mounted clippings, mostly Hartford, 1917-1919 (250 pages)
7 7 Mounted clippings, mostly Hartford, 1919 (250 pages)
8 8 Mounted clippings, mostly Hartford, 1937-1941 (1 vol. pages not numbered)
9 9 Obituaries, clipppings from Hartford Courant and Hartford Times, 1894-1908 (200 numbered pages)
Note: Volume is indexed.
10 10 Album of mounted obituaries, chiefly Hartford, 1943-1947
Note: Some loose
Box
1 Box of unmounted clippings filed by year, Assorted years

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II. Documents and Correspondence

Box Folder
1 1 Acquisition of Hartford Parks
1 2 Albany (NY) Parks
1 3 Allen Boulevard (Hartford, Connecticut)
1 4 American Academy of Political and Social Science, Suggested Outline for a Volume on Public Recreation Facilities
1 5 Alumni Landscape Gardening Club of the Massachusetts Agricultural College
1 6 American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, "Suggested Outline for a Volume on Public Recreation Facilities"
1 7 American Association of Nurserymen
1 8 American Association of Park Superintendents
1 9 American Association of Park Superintendents. Commission on Reorganization Report
American Civic Association
Box Folder
1 10 General
1 11 Correspondence, City Park Commissions in U. S. Cities (Folder 1 of 2)
1 12 Correspondence, City Park Commissions in U. S. Cities (Folder 2 of 2)
1 13 American Forestry Association
1 14 American Highway Association
1 15 American Park Society, Proposed Constitution
1 16 American Park System
1 17 Ancient Burying Ground (Hartford, Connecticut)
1 18 Arbor Day
1 19 Attendence (Parks) Recreation
1 20 Babies Hospital (Hartford, Connecticut)
1 21 Band Concerts
1 22 Barstow, Robbins W. and Beach, J. Watson, Address at the Opening of the Music Shell in Bushnell Park, 1935 September 29
1 23 Baseball, Schedules, etc., 1911-1913
1 24 Baltimore (Maryland) Parks
1 25 Bath Houses, Report and Extracts form Journals of Board of Aldermen, 1908 and 1898-1908 (2 items)
1 26 Boston (Massachusetts) Parks
1 27 Boy Scouts of America, Hartford Council, Constitution and Bylaws
1 28 Bridgeport (Connecticut) Parks
1 29 Buffalo (New York) Parks
1 30 Bushnell, Horace; Letter to Donald G. Mitchell, regarding beginning of Bushnell Park, (Typed Manuscript)
Note: Published in Hearth and Home
Bushnell Park
Box Folder
1 31 Lighting
1 32 Records regarding Hartford City Park, 1853-1872
Cemeteries
Box Folder
1 33 Rules and Regulations
Box Folder
2 1 Drafts
2 2 Report, 1909 16 February, 24 February
2 3 Charter Oak (and it's Decendants)
2 4 Church Survey, 1915 February
2 5 Cincinatti (Ohio) Parks
2 6 Cities and Towns, Building Heights.
2 7 City Hall Square, Report on Construction of a "House of Comfort"
2 8 City Parks, Statistics
2 9 Clarke, Christopher, "The Elm Tree Beetle"
2 10 Cleveland (Ohio) Parks
2 11 Collier, John, "Commercialized Amusement"
2 12 Colt, Elizabeth H., Indentures to Southern New England Paving Co. and Hartford Wood Co. 1903 February 14, 1904 May 9
Colt Park
Box Folder
2 13 Auxetophone Concerts
2 14 Dance Floor and Dancing
2 15 Expense Estimates, 1905 November
2 16 Pavilion and Amusement facilities
2 17 Skating Pond
2 18 Concerts
2 19 Connecticut Landscape Gardeners
2 20 Connecticut Sunday School Association
2 21 Curling
2 22 Connecticut. General Assembly
2 23 Connecticut. Horticultural Society
2 24 Duties of Park Superintendent
Elizabeth Park
Box Folder
2 25 Chrysanthemums
2 26 Ice Cream Plant (Plan) and Ice Cream Concession
2 27 Nursery Stock
2 28 Rock Garden, Planting Lists, 1911, 1912
2 29 Rose Garden
2 30 Sheep
2 31 Employment Park, Suggested Rules for
2 32 Essex (New Jersey County). Parks Commission
2 33 Fitchburg (Massachusetts) Superintendent of Parks and Playgrounds, Report
2 34 Ford, F L "Sidewalks" (for East Hartford)
2 35 Ford, George B. Essays on Building Districts (New York, New York
2 36 "The Forester" (Bulletins of United States Forest Service)
2 37 Games, Sports, and Activities List
2 38 Gibson, Herbert, "Comprehensive Program for the Improvement of the East Side of Hartford"
2 39 Golf
2 40 "Golf House"
2 41 Goodwin, Francis
2 42 Goodwin, Henry H. "Henry Keney" (Speech), 1924 November 15
Goodwin Park
Box Folder
2 43 Automobile Speed
2 44 Golf House
2 45 Lockers
2 46 Governor's Park (Hartford, Connecticut)
2 47 Grand Rapids (Michigan) Parks
2 48 Gross, Charles E., "The Parks of Hartford"
Gulick, Luther H.
Box Folder
2 49 "Suggestions as to the Nature of Park Reports"
2 50 "Team Work in Social Life"
Box Folder
3 1 Halifax (Massachusetts) Historical Committee
3 2 Hammersley, William J., "Work Among the Children of Hartford"
Hartford
Box Folder
3 3 Association of Executive Officers
3 4 Board of Charity Commissioners
3 5 Board of Aldermen, Rules
3 6 Hartford Boys' Baseball League
3 7 Cemeteries, Miscellaneous
3 8 Cemeteries, Rules and Regulations
3 9 Child Welfare Meeting, 1913 January 7
3 10 City Council Amusement Committee
3 11 City Officials, List with Salaries, 1909 March
Commission on City Plan
Box Folder
3 12 Correspondence
3 13 Minutes
3 14 Reports
3 15 Committee of Fifteen
3 16 Home Guard
3 17 Juvenile Commission, Drafts of reports, 1908-1909
Box Folder
30 17 Juvenile Commission, Correspondence, 1912-1917
30 18 Juvenile Commission, Correspondence, 1918 November - December
30 19 Juvenile Commission, Correspondence, 1919-1920
30 20 Juvenile Commission, Reports
Hartford, Parks Commission
Box Folder
3 18 Anniversary, 50th, 1909
3 19 Budget, 1911-1912
3 20 Contracts
3 21 Construction and Special Expenditures
Correspondence,
Box Folder
3 22 1895 - 1897
3 23 1898 January - June
3 24 1898 July - December
Correspondence,
Box Folder
4 1 1899 January - August
4 2 1899 September - December
4 3 1900 January - April
4 4 1900 May - July
4 5 1900 August - December
4 6 1901 January - February
4 7 1901 March - April
4 8 1901 May - June
4 9 1901 July
4 10 1902 January - March
4 11 1902 April - July
Correspondence,
Box Folder
5 1 1902 August - December
5 2 1903 January - April
5 3 1903 May - June
5 4 1903 July- September
5 5 1903 October - December
5 6 1904 January - March
5 7 1904 April - June
5 8 1904 July- September
5 9 1904 October - December
5 10 1905 January - March
5 11 1905 April - May
5 12 1905 June
5 13 1905 July - August
5 14 1905 September
5 15 1905 October
5 16 1906 January - March
5 17 1906 April - May
Correspondence,
Box Folder
6 1 1906 June - July
6 2 1906 August - September
6 3 1906 October
6 4 1906 November - December
6 5 1907 January - March
6 6 1907 April - July
6 7 1907 August - October
6 8 1907 November - December
6 9 1908 January 1-15
6 10 1908 January 16-31
6 11 1908 February 1-15
6 12 1908 February 16-29
6 13 1908 March 1-15
6 14 1908 March 16-20
6 15 1908 March 21-31
Correspondence,
Box Folder
7 1 1908 April
7 2 1908 May
7 3 1908 June
7 4 1908 July 1-15
7 5 1908 July 16-31
7 6 1908 August
7 7 1908 September
7 8 1908 October 1-20
7 9 1908 October 21-31
7 10 1908 November 1-15
7 11 1908 November 16-30
Correspondence,
Box Folder
8 1 1908 December 1-10
8 2 1908 December 11-15
8 3 1908 December 16 - 31, undated
8 4 1909 January 1-15
8 5 1909 January 16-31
8 6 1909 February 1-10
8 7 1909 February 11-28
8 8 1909 March 1-10
8 9 1909 March 11-20
8 10 1909 March 21-25
8 11 1909 March 26-31
8 12 1909 April 1-10
8 13 1909 April 11-30
8 14 1909 May 1-20
Correspondence,
Box Folder
9 1 1909 May 21-31
9 2 1909 June 1-10
9 3 1909 June 11-20
9 4 1909 June 21 - 30
9 5 1909 July 1-15
9 6 1909 July 16-31
9 7 1909 August
9 8 1909 September 1-15
9 9 1909 September 16-30
9 10 1909 October 1-15
9 11 1909 October 16-31
9 12 1909 November 1-15
9 13 1909 November 16-30
9 14 1909 December 1-15
9 15 1909 December 16-31
9 16 1909, undated
9 17 1910 January
Correspondence,
Box Folder
10 1 1910 February 1-15
10 2 1910 February 16-28
10 3 1910 March 1-10
10 4 1910 March 11-20
10 5 1910 March 21-31
10 6 1910 April 1-15
10 7 1910 April 16-30
10 8 1910 May 1-15
10 9 1910 May 16-31
10 10 1910 June 1-15
10 11 1910 June 16-30
10 12 1910 July 1-15
10 13 1910 July 16 -31
Correspondence,
Box Folder
11 1 1910 August
11 2 1910 September
11 3 1910 October
11 4 1910 November 1-15
11 5 1910 November 16-30
11 6 1910 December 1-15
11 7 1910 December 16-31
11 8 1911 January 1-15
11 9 1911 January 16-31
11 10 1911 February 1-15
11 11 1911 February 16-28
11 12 1911 March 1-16
11 13 1911 March 17-31
11 14 1911 April 1-15
Correspondence,
Box Folder
12 1 1911 April 16-30
12 2 1911 May 1-15
12 3 1911 May 16-31
12 4 1911 June 1-15
12 5 1911 June 16-30
12 6 1911 July
12 7 1911 August - September
12 8 1911 October - November
12 9 1911 December
12 10 1912 January 1-15
12 11 1912 January 16-31
12 12 1912 February 1-14
12 13 1912 February 15-29
12 14 1912 March 1-15
Correspondence,
Box Folder
13 1 1912 March 16-31
13 2 1912 April 1-10
13 3 1912 April 11-19
13 4 1912 April 20-30
13 5 1912 May 1-15
13 6 1912 May 16-31
13 7 1912 June 1-15
13 8 1912 June 16-30
13 9 1912 July 1-15
13 10 1912 July 16-31
13 11 1912 August 1-15
Correspondence,
Box Folder
14 1 1912 August 16-31
14 2 1912 September 1-15
14 3 1912 September 16-31
14 4 1912 October 1-15
14 5 1912 October 16-31
14 6 1912 November 1-10
14 7 1912 November 11-20
14 8 1912 November 21-30
14 9 1912 December 1-15
14 10 1912 December 16-31
14 11 1912, undated
14 12 1913 January
14 13 1913 February
14 14 1913 March
14 15 1913 April
Correspondence,
Box Folder
15 1 1913 May
15 2 1913 June
15 3 1913 July
15 4 1913 August
15 5 1913 September
15 6 1913 October
15 7 1913 November
15 8 1913 December
15 9 1913, undated
15 10 1914 January
15 11 1914 February - April
15 12 1914 May - June
15 13 1914 July- September
15 14 1914 October
15 15 1914 November
15 16 1914 December
Correspondence,
Box Folder
16 1 1915 January - February
16 2 1915 March - April
16 3 1915 May - June
16 4 1915 July- October
16 5 1915 November - December, undated
16 6 1916 January - March
16 7 1916 April - June
16 8 1916 July - August
16 9 1916 September - December
16 10 1916, undated
16 11 1917
16 12 1918
16 13 1919
16 14 1920
16 15 1921
16 16 1922
16 17 1923
16 18 1924
16 19 1925 - 1929
Correspondence,
Box Folder
17 1 1930 - 1939
17 2 1940 - 1949
17 3 1950 and later
17 4 Finance Committee
17 5 Minutes
17 6 Nurseryman's Catalogues and Plant Lists
17 7 Proposal for Building Brown Stone Retaining Wall, Bushnell Park, 1905 July 25
17 8 Streets
Superintendent's Report,
Box Folder
17 9 1905
17 10 1906
Box Folder
18 1 1907
18 2 1909
18 3 1911
18 4 1912
18 5 Damage to the Parks from Flood and Hurricane 1938
18 6 Employee Earnings, 1911-1912
18 7 Expenses (by Park), 1912
18 8 Petitions
18 9 Resolution regarding Sherman W. Adams
18 10 Rules Governing Use of Parks
18 11 Special Funds (History)
18 12 Hartford County Superior Court, City of Hartford vs Joseph K Lanman, et al, Memorandum of Decision, 1905 August 2
18 13 Hartford Disabled Veterans' Camp Fund
18 14 Hartford Police, Record of Arrests, Women, 1910
18 15 Hartford Florist Club
18 16 Hartford Industrial Athletic League, Tennis Division
18 17 Hoadley Memorial Bridge
18 18 Holidays, Programs, etc.
18 19 Home Culture Clubs (Northampton, Massachusetts)
18 20 Huss, J. F., "The Rose Garden"
18 21 Indianapolis (Indiana), Parks
18 22 Insane, Case of (Boston, Massachusetts)
18 23 Israel Putnam Memorial Camp Ground Commission
18 24 Jersey City (New Jersey) Parks
18 25 Johnson, Emory R, "Institute of Social Sciences," (Extracts)
18 26 Johnson, Lewis, "Address at Mobile, Alabama," 1905 February 4
18 27 Keney Family, Deeds
Keney, Henry
Box Folder
18 28 Correspondence and Business Papers
18 29 "Will of Henry Keney"
Note: Printed pamphlet
18 30 "Estate"
18 31 Keney, Henry and Walter, Cemetery Lot (Cedar Hill)
18 31 Keney, Walter, Will, 1876
Keney Park
Box Folder
18 33 Description and Purpose
Correspondence,
Box Folder
18 34 1896 - 1897 June
18 35 1897 July- September
18 36 1897 October
18 37 1897 November - December
18 38 1898 January - March
Box Folder
19 1 1898 April - June
19 2 1898 July- December
19 3 1899
19 4 1900 - 1909
19 5 1911 - 1912
19 6 1913
19 7 1921-1930
19 8 1941-1950
19 9 Inventories
19 10 Nursery Stock and Planting Lists
19 11 Superintendent, Reports
19 12 Tennis Court 1908
19 13 Keney Tower
19 14 Keney Park, Trustees
Appraisal by John P. Kennedy and Co., 1925 February 20
Box Folder
19 15 Financial Statements
19 16 Miscellaneous Deed of Transfer, to Hartford Housing Authority, 1950
19 17 Miscellaneous
19 18 Payroll Records, 1910
19 19 Lafayette Equestarian Statue
Landscape Architects
Box Folder
19 20 List, 1908
19 21 Harvard Alumni, List, 1921
19 22 List, undated
19 23 Landscape Gardeners
19 24 Laurel Street Extension
19 25 Lawn Bowling, 1905
19 26 Lighting in Parks
19 27 Leland, Arthur ed., "Playground Techniques and Playcraft"
19 28 Lighting, Streets and Parks (Mostly Printed)
19 29 London (England) Parks
19 30 Louisiana Purchase Exposition (St. Louis, Missouri), Connecticut Committee, Reports and Correspondence, 1904
19 31 Lounsbury, Charles, "Will"
19 31 Manning, Warren H, "Information Secured from Mr G. A. Parker
19 33 Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni, Connecticut Valley Association Minutes
19 34 Memorial Arch
19 35 Miscellaneous Lists
19 36 Morse, Lucius B., Correspondence, 1904-1905
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Box Folder
19 37 General
19 38 Plot Selection, Charts
19 39 Mulberry Street Bridge
19 40 National Conference on City Planning
19 41 National Institute of Social Sciences
19 42 New Bedford (Massachusetts) Parks
19 43 "New England, 1620 - 1920, Plan for a Tercentenary Celebration"
Box Folder
20 1 New York (New York) Recreation Committee
20 2 New York School of Philanthropy
20 3 Newark (New Jersey) Parks
20 4 Newton (Massachusetts) Parks
20 5 North Burying Grounds
20 6 Olmsted, Frederick Law, Massachusettes Agricultural College
20 7 Out Door Art Association, Constitution and Bylaws
20 8 Parades
20 9 Park Census
20 10 Park Reports, Standard Forms, 1901
20 11 Park River, Improvements from Connecticut River to Hamilton St.,
(Draft and Final Report)
20 12 Park Rules and Regulations, Proposed, 1916
Parker, George A.
Box Folder
20 13 Address, Braintree, Massachusetts, 1893 April 4
20 14 Address to Child Welfare", 1919 (Draft and Typescript)
20 15 Agreement with Abbie V. Thrasher
20 16 "Are These things True? Are They Facts?"
20 17 "Article on Parks"
20 18 "Article for Woodruff" on Parks, 1915
20 19 "Bedding Plants and Their Various Uses"
20 20 "Blind Man Street and Park"
20 21 "Business of Christianity - Business in Christianity"
20 22 Children's Letters of Thanks for Improvements in Pope Park, 1912 May 16
20 23 "Child Life in Hartford", 1912, 1913
20 24 "City as Music"
20 25 "Comments Upon Olmsted Brothers Organization and Accounting Scheme," 1908 October 20
20 26 "Cuttings"
20 27 "The Dignity and Importance of a Teacher's Calling"
20 28 "Energy in School Teaching," ca. 1890
20 29 "Fiftieth Anniversary" [of Hartford Parks]
20 30 "Greater Use of the Parks"
20 31 "Halifax School"
20 32 "Hartford and Recreation"
20 33 "Hartford Times," 1913 March 29
20 34 "Hartford Times," 1913 April 5
20 35 "The Housing Problem in Individual Cities"
20 36 "History of Child Development," (Draft and Typescript)
20 37 "Housing Question," (Draft)
20 38 "How Plants Eat"
20 39 "How They Began Work"
20 40 "Insect Enemies and Friends of the Farmer"
20 41 "Letter to Mr. Allen," 1893 November 10
20 42 "A Memoranda for a Park Syllabus," 1906
20 43 Miscellaneous Notes, Drafts of Reports, etc., 1908-1909
20 44 "New York, New Haven and Hartford"
20 45 "A Need for Curriculum in Sunday School"
20 46 Newspaper Articles and Miscellaneous Writings
20 47 "Nodes and Internodes"
20 48 "Norfolk Sunday School Conference Essay"
20 49 "Out Door Art"
20 50 "Paper Read Before the Manufacturer's Association," 1910 February 19
Box Folder
21 1 "Park Accounting"
21 2 [Park Superintendent]
21 3 "Park System of Hartford"
21 4 "Parks"
21 5 "Pay As You Go," (Draft and Incomplete Typescript)
21 6 "Phillotaxy"
21 7 "Pimples on Nature's Face"
21 8 "Plan of Essay" (Sunday School)
21 9 Play and Recreation, Draft of and Essay on The Philosophy of Play
21 10 "Playgrounds" - Recreation Club, Hartford," 1909 January 22
21 11 "Practice of Christianity in Business"
21 12 "Pruning Hardy Roses"
21 13 "Recreation," 1916 January
21 14 "Recreation Problem of Hartford"
21 15 "Red Berries"
21 16 "Report on Park Accounting"
21 17 "Report Regarding Additional Playgrounds During July and August"
21 18 "The Republican Party is Not Dead Yet" Political Speech
21 19 "Some Demands Upon the Home and School"
21 20 "Statement Regarding Automobile Accident," 1911 October 20
21 21 "Street Tree Inventory"
21 22 "Suggestions in Regard to F. H. Hastings Estate, Weston, Massachusetts"
21 23 "To Have Parks, or Not to Have Parks"
21 24 "Transplanting"
21 25 "The Value of Park Reports"
21 26 "Vote of Plymouth," 1893
21 27 "What is the Duty… Towards…Electing Suitable Men to Office"
21 28 "Wethersfield Improvement Association," 1910 June 27
21 29 "Who Should take care of the [Railroad] Station Grounds?" (Draft)
21 30 "Winter Care of Begonias"
21 31 "Why the Flowers?"
Correspondence,
Box Folder
21 32 undated
21 33 1880-1889
21 34 1891-1891
21 35 1892 January 1-31
21 36 1892 February
21 37 1892 March
21 38 1892 April
21 39 1892 May
Box Folder
22 1 1892 July
22 2 1892 August - December and undated
22 3 1893-1899
22 4 1900-1908
22 5 1909
22 6 1910-1911
22 7 1912 January - April
22 8 1912 May - June
22 9 1912 July - December
Box Folder
23 1 1912 July - August
23 2 1912 September - October
23 3 1912 November
23 4 1912 December
23 5 1913 January
23 6 1913 February - December
23 7 1914
23 8 1915
23 9 1916
23 10 1917-1926
Box Folder
24 1 Drafts of Reports, ca. 1908-1909
24 2 "50th Anniversary," Hartford Parks (Draft)
24 3 "Housing" (Draft)
24 4 Letters, Drafts, 1908-1909
24 5 Notes on Church - Its Nature and Mission
24 6 "Playgrounds" (Draft)
24 7 "Pond House" (Draft and Typescript)
24 8 Report of Meeting of Park Superintendents, Hartford, 1909 February 26
24 9 Political Speeches (untitled)
24 10 "Sunday" (Draft)
24 11 "System of Worth" (Draft and Transcript)
24 12 Test Garden (for new rose varieties), Announcements and mailing list
24 13 "What May Be the TrEnd of Park Department"
Parks
Box Folder
24 14 Finance
24 15 "Parks of Hartford"
24 16 Statistics
24 17 United States (Ranked by Size with acreage)
24 18 United States (Semi-alphabetical list, with acreage)
24 19 Peoria (Illinois) Parks
24 20 Pepper, Bennett Hart, Service Record, 1861-1865
24 21 Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) Parks
24 22 Picnics and Parties
24 23 Piester, Everett A., "Keney Park and Connecticut College of Medicine and Dentistry"
24 24 Pitner, M. W. "Gasoline Lighting" (Extracts)
24 25 Plant Lists
Playground and Recreation Association of America
Box Folder
24 26 General
Correspondence,
Box Folder
24 27 1907-1912
24 28 1909
24 29 Minutes of Meetings and Reports
24 30 Officers, Directors and Committees
24 31 "The Playground Situation"
24 32 Playground Swing (Narragansett Machine Co.) Drawing
24 33 Playgrounds, Rules and Games
Pope Park
Box Folder
24 34 Attendance, 1901-1912
24 35 Five Year Work Plan, W. E. Ball, 1916-1921 (Includes Map)
24 36 Snow, Skating, Sledding, 1911-1912
24 37 Trees, Inventory, 1912
24 38 Vandalism, Report of William E. Bell, 1912 March and December
24 39 Potter, Zenas L., "The Making of a Social Survey"
24 40 Principals' Club of Hartford
24 41 Public Baths
24 42 Public Markets in USA
24 43 Public Welfare Inquiry, 1915
Box Folder
25 1 Quiots
25 2 Recreation, United States, Statistics (By State and City)
25 3 Recreational Congress (Grand Rapids, Michigan and Milwaukee, Wisconsin), 1917
25 4 Refreshments (Parks)
25 5 Riverside Park, Caretaker's Lodge
25 6 Rochester (New York) Parks
25 7 Rocky Ridge Park, Conditions of Employment
25 8 Sears Park (East Hampton, Connecticut) Memorandum of Organization, 1909
25 9 Sheep in Parks (Elizabeth and Keney)
25 10 Sloan, Accident Report
25 11 Society of American Florist and Ornamental Horticulturist
25 12 Speedway
25 13 Sunday Recreation
25 14 Superintendents Association of Hartford
25 15 Survey, "City and Town Reservations," 1898
25 16 Swimming Pools
25 17 Tennis, Schedules and Rules
25 18 Thomas Jefferson Park (Harlem, New York City) 1905 October 29 (Excerpt From New York Sun)
25 19 Traver, Julia M., Tetstimonials
25 20 Turf Cutting (Various Parks)
25 21 Union for Homework (Hartford, Connecticut)
25 22 United States Department of Commerce and Labor, Bureau of Census, "Explanation on Playgrounds and Athletic Fields"
25 23 University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Alumni
25 24 Utica (New York) Park Board
25 25 Vandalism
25 26 Village Square, Planting List
25 27 Village Street Mission
25 28 Washing Street, Sidewalk
Waugh, Frank A.
Box Folder
25 29 "The Formal Garden: Rules and Suggestions for Design"
25 30 "Rural Improvement," (Extracts, 2 copies)
25 31 "Some Technical Matters"
25 32 What Hartford Ate in 1909
Wirth, Theodore
Box Folder
25 33 "A Few Remarks about the Pruning of Our Trees and Shrubs".
25 34 Memorandum, Meeting of 1900 May 7
25 35 Resignation as Park Superintendent and corresponding Resolution of Park Commission
25 36 "Weed Killer Formula"
25 37 Wool
25 38 "Work of Mr Parker"
25 39 Worcester (Massachusetts) Parks Superintendent (A. V. Oparker), Report, 1913
25 40 Young Men's Christian Association
25 41 YMCA (Hartford), Twenty-four Hour a Day Club
25 42 Zion Hill Cemetery
Box Folder
26 1 1909 Financial/Miscellaneous Documents
26 2 1901 Miscellaneous
26 3 1901-1902 Annual Report Balance Sheet
26 4 1905 Maintenance Labor Accounts/Miscellaneous
1906
Box Folder
26 5 Labor Accounts
26 6 Sidewalks
26 7 Fence Propositions
26 9 Summaries of Facilities in Other Cities
26 8 Superintendents Report 1907
26 10 N./D. 1900-1903
26 11 1908-1909 Resolutions and Appropriations Park Commission
26 12 1911 Financial/Miscellaneous
26 13 1912 Original Notes and Typing of Juvenile Commission
26 14 1912 - 1913 Reports and Projections
26 15 1912 (N/D) Reports (Superintendents)
26 16 Miscellaneous
26 17 1912-1914 Financial
26 18 1915 Financial
26 19 1916 Labor/Miscellaneous
26 20 1921-1924 Financials/Miscellaneous
26 21 1928 Extract of Minutes of Board of Park Commissioners
26 22 1925-1926 Reports, Financial Statements
26 23 Parker, George, Miscellaneous Accounts
Miscellaneous
Box Folder
27 1 Bushnell Park, 1887 November - 1912 October
27 2 Cemeteries
27 3 Colt Park
27 4 Elizabeth Park
27 5 Goodwin Park
27 6 Keney Park
27 7 General
27 8 Pope Park
27 9 Riverside Park
Parker, George
Box Folder
27 10 Math
27 11 Massachusetts Politics
27 12 Pre - Hartford
27 13 Miscellaneous Improvements
27 14 Parks Philosophy and Practices
27 15 Personal Letters/Papers
27 16 Philosophical Musings
27 17 Visits to Other Parks
New England Association of Park Superintendents
Box Folder
28 1 General (1 of 2)
28 2 General (2 of 2)
28 3 Second Annual Meeting, 1899
28 4 Bulletin
28 5 Bulletin, Mailing Lists
28 6 Correspondence
Planting
Box Folder
29 1 Alpine Garden plant list
29 2 Chrysanthemum list, 1934
29 3 Iris, Elizabeth Park, lists, 1930, 1936
29 4 Lilacs, Elizabeth Park, lists,
29 5 Narcissus, Elizabeth Park, 1933-1934
29 6 Nursery, Elizabeth Park, lists 1932, 1936
29 7 Pansy seed list, 1930
29 8 Perennials, Elizabeth Park, lists 1917-1937
29 9 Phlox, Elizabeth Park, lists 1929
29 10 Plant lists, assorted 1934
29 11 Rock Garden, Elizabeth Park, lists 1929
29 12 Roses, 1918, 1929
29 13 Roses, Elizabeth Park, lists, 1912-1930
29 14 Seed Lists, 1929-1938
29 15 Shrubs (deciduous), Elizabeth Park, lists
29 16 Test garden, Elizabeth Park 1912
29 17 Test garden, Elizabeth Park, 1913
29 18 Test garden, Elizabeth Park, 1934-1936
29 19 Trees, Bushnell Park, list, 1913
29 20 Trees, Elizabeth Park, lists, 1927 and undated
29 21 Trees, Goodwin Park, lists
29 22 Trees, Keney Park, lists
Assorted City and Park Statistics (pedestrian traffic, unless noted)
Box Folder
30 1 Asylum Street
30 2 Buckingham Park
30 3 Bushnell Park Terrace
30 4 General city statistics (includes Hartford)
30 5 City Hall Square
30 6 City Managers' Association (notes)
30 7 Farmington Avenue (suggestions for improvement)
30 8 Main Street
30 9 Memoranda (parks related)
30 10 Municipal recreation (notes)
30 11 Park Employees (lists, with salaries)
30 12 Park Street paths
30 13 Policing parks
30 14 Roses, miscellaneous
30 15 Skating reports, 1908
30 16 Trinity Street,
30 15 "Report Making Suggestion Looking Towards the Prevention of Unemployment" 1908
30 16 Young Men and Women (essay) 1908

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III. Glass Negatives and Slides

A. Lantern Slides
Greater Hartford Flood Commission (Wooden Box)
B. Glass Negatives, Engineering
Box Folder
1 1 Map, Flood Project on Boulevard
1 2 Map, Colt Dyke Area
1 3 Washed Out Road and Buildings
1 4 Washed Out Road in Front of Cabinet Woodwork Company
1 5 View of Hartford from West (Washed Out Road)
1 6 Diagrams of Typical Dikes
1 7 Diagram of South Meadows Pumping Station
1 8 View of small dam
1 9 Brick Building (Pumping Station?)
1 10 Wooden Rigging Equipment, 1930 May 28
1 11 Construction of Dikes, 1931 July 13
1 12 Spillway and Bridge
1 13 Dredging Flooded Area With Crane, 1931 August 11
1 14 Construction of Dike, 1931 October 5
1 15 Dredging Flooded Area With Cranes, 1932 February 9
1 16 Construction of Dike, 1931 October 5
1 17 Construction and Dredging, 1931 July 27
1 18 River Bank and Dike, 1931 September 11
1 19 Railroad Tracks
1 20 Map of Hartford Area Flooded, 1936 March
1 21 Flooded Area Below Main Street With Sandbags
1 22 Flood Cartoon By J. Easley
1 23 Map of Hartford, Proposed New Traffic Routes, 1940
1 24 Traffic Map Hartford, 1938
1 25 Map, Connecticut Bridge and Approaches, 1941 January
1 26 Map, Proposed Flood Protection Riverfront Boulevard, 1939
1 27 Drawing of Proposed Morgan Street Cloverleaf, 1939
1 28 Map, Main Street Area
1 29 Diagram Park River Conduit and Freeway
1 30 Map, Traffic Bushnell Parkway
1 31 Map, North Meadows Development
1 32 Map, Proposed Route Parallel to Main Street, 1941
1 33 Underpass
1 34 Diagrams, Suggested Farmington Avenue Widenings, 1940
1 35 Diagram, Sigourney Street Viaduct (Proposed), 1937 September
1 36 Stage Discharge Chart, Connecticut River, 1939 May
1 37 Flooded Streets With Sandbags
1 38 Traffic Flow Plan After Opening Windsor Street, 1937
1 39 Hartford Building Map, 1937
1 40 Covered Bridge Across Connecticut River
1 41 Temporary Wooden Bridge Washed Out by Flood 1890
1 42 Temporary Steel Bridge, Erected 1896
1 43 Bulkeley Bridge, 1920
1 44 Cartoon of Cloverleaf Planning by John Dirks
1 45 Skyline of Hartford From East
1 46 Skyline
1 47 Construction of a Sandbag Dike
1 48 Flooded Street With Sandbags (1 of 2)
1 49 Flooded Street With Sandbags (2 of 2)
1 50 Geometric Design
1 51 Bridge Piers
1 52 Stage Discharge Chart 1939 May
1 53 Construction, Driving Steel Piers
1 54 Construction of a New Bridge
1 55 Skyline of Hartford From the East
1 56 Hartford From East (Woodcut), 1841
1 57 Bridge, Highway Construction
1 58 Construction of Dike
1 59 Railyards
1 60 Construction
1 61 Trench Construction
1 62 Machinery
1 63 Steel Rigging Equipment
1 64 Construction
1 65 Construction Near River
1 66 Construction
1 67 Wooded Bank With Rubble Facing
1 68 Flooded Conduit
1 69 Map, West Approach to New Connecticut River Bridge, 1940
1 70 Map, Hartford Area Served by Temporary Dike, 1938
1 71 Scheme for Riverfront Development at State Street, 1941
1 72 Sketch of River and Bridge
1 73 Dredging Area Near Bushnell Park from East With Memorial Arch in Background
1 74 Railroad Tracks
1 75 Diagram of East Side Pumping Station
1 76 Highway Construction
1 77 Powerplant Along the River
1 78 Small Bridge Construction
1 79 Construction
1 80 Construction in Hartford Bushnell Park Area
1 81 Map; Suggested Location for North Parkway
1 82 Construction of Highway Tunnel
1 83 Construction
1 84 River and Hartford From South
1 85 Railroad Bridge
1 86 Bridge Construction
1 87 Flooded Area
1 88 Sandbags
1 89 Sandbagged Street Near the River
1 90 Distant View of Hartfrod from South
1 91 Locomotive
1 92 Construction Along Railroad Tracks, Pipeline
1 93 Bridge Construction
1 94 Hartford Map of East Side Flood Protection
1 95 Typical Section Along Connecticut River, Diagram
1 96 Picture of Hartford During Flood (Lithograph), 1854
1 97 Construction
1 98 Draining Flooded Streets
1 99 Diagram of South Meadows Pumping Station
1 100 Flooded Street
C. Glass Negatives, Roses and Rose Gardens
Roses
Box Folder
2 1 Chateau de clos Vougeot (colorized)
2 2 Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt (colorized)
2 3 Persian yellow (colorized)
2 4 Duchess of Wellington (colorized)
2 5 Escarlate (colorized)
2 6 Spinosissima (colorized)
2 7 Old Blush (colorized)
2 8 Mrs. Wakefield Christy-Miller (colorized)
2 9 Lady Alice Stanley (colorized)
2 10 Sonvenir de la Malmaison (colorized)
2 11 Caledonia (colorized)
2 12 Miss Rossina Thom (colorized)
2 13 Essence (colorized)
2 14 Charles R. Douglas (colorized)
2 15 Lady Ursula (colorized), Elizabeth Park, 1933 October 14
2 16 McGredy's Ivory (colorized)
2 17 Mme Jules Bouche (colorized)
2 18 Multiflora (colorized)
2 19 Soleil d'Or (colorized)
2 20 Hermosa (colorized)
2 21 Elizabeth Park, Winter Protection, 1933 November (1 of 2)
2 22 Elizabeth Park, Winter Protection, 1933 November (2 of 2)
2 23 Elizabeth Park (?), Roses and Perennials (col)
2 24 Garden of Hariette Foote, Marblehead, Massachusetts (col), 1933 October (1 of 2)
2 25 Garden of Hariette Foote, Marblehead, Massachusetts (col), 1933 October (2 of 2)
2 26 "Rose Garden-Centerfolia"
D. Glass Negatives, Chiefly Children
Box Folder
3 1 Group of Childern in Front of Greenhouse
3 2 Boy Holding Baby
3 3 Children on Swings
3 4 Children on Edge of Pond
3 5 Children on Hand-held Teeter-totter
3 6 Group of Boys Climbing a Slide
3 7 Park Scene With Swings, Sandbox
3 8 Park Scene With Boardwalk and Hammocks
3 9 Large Group of Children
3 10 Park Scene, Girls at Maypoles
3 11 Group of Children, Buildings in Background
3 12 Children on Swings
3 13 Group of Children with "Noah Webster" Banners
3 14 Group of Girls, Basket Weaving (1 of 2)
3 15 Group of Girls, Basket Weaving (2 of 2)
3 16 Woman With Infant
3 17 Children on Gymnastics Equipment
3 18 Children on Slide
3 19 Children in Front of "Liberty Tobacco" Sign
3 20 Group of Girls in Costumes
3 21 Group of Girls With Infants in Washtubs
3 22 Group of Girls Holding Infants in Washtubs
3 23 Four Girls With Infant in Washtub
3 24 Playground Scene, Chair-swing in Foreground
3 25 Children around Maypoles, Autos in Foreground 1920s
3 26 Children and Adults at (Bushnell Park)
3 27 Children on Swings
3 28 Boys Playing Game in Street
3 29 Group of Children in Front of Tent (Cracked)
3 30 Children on Gymnastics Equipment in Park
3 31 Group of Girls Interpretive Dance
3 32 Smiling Woman With Crying Baby
3 33 Large Group of Children and Adults in Park
3 34 Group of Children Around Sandbox Model of (African?) Village
3 35 Children's Gardens
3 36 Slide into Sandbox
3 37 Playground Scene
3 38 Children on Exercise Wheel
3 39 Girl in Front of Fence
3 40 Girl on Exercise Rings
3 41 Four Girls in Front of Fence
3 42 Group of Boys
3 43 Large group of Childern in a Park
3 44 Large group of Childern in a Park
E. Juvenile Commission
Box Folder
4 Maps and Diagrams, (20 Slides, 2 Boxes)
F. Parks (Hartford and Elsewhere), etc.
Box Folder
5 1 Pope Park (Hartford), Playground (col)
5 2 Colt Park (Hartford), Ice skating
5 3 Riverside Park (Hartford), Sulkey Racing
5 4 Riverside Park (Hartford), Sulkey Racing (col)
5 5 Bushnell Park (Hartford), Corning Fountain
5 6 Orator Addressing Crowd in Unidentified Park (col)
5 7 "Old Athletic Field and Hand-ball Board ("Y" Yard), Photo by S Wales Dixon" (col)
5 8 Philadelphia Navy Yard
5 9 Connecticut Building at Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1894 (Drawing, Cracked)
5 10 Ithaca, New York, Buttermilk Falls, Picnic Area, 1933 October
5 11 "Pennsylvania Farm House" (col), 1933 October
G. Hartford Street Scenes
Box Folder
6 Unidentified Scenes, Residential and Commercial, (15 scenes)

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IV. Halftone Printing Blocks

A. Barnard Park
Box Item
BDP1 1 Barnard Park (South Green)
BDP1 2 Barnard Park (South Green)
BDP1 3 Plan, 1896
BDP1 4 Lawn
B. Batterson Park
Box Item
BV1 1 Batterson Park (Reservoir Park) (1 of 2)
BV1 2 Batterson Park (Reservoir Park) (2 of 2)
BV1 3 Dogwoods
BV1 4 Scout Cabin
BV1 5 Village Street Green (1 of 2)
BV1 6 Village Street Green (2 of 2)
BV1 7 Village Street Green, Looking North
BV1 8 Village Street Green, After Improvements, 1897
C. Bushnell Park
Box Item
BP1 1 East Bushnell Park
BP1 2 View in East showing Trumbull St. Bridge
BP1 3 East Bushnell Park-Aquatic Pond
BP1 4 Ford St. Bank
BP1 5 Park River Bridge
BP1 6 Encampment on East
BP1 7 Jewell St. Bank
BP1 8 Retaining Wall Construction
BP1 9 Retaining Wall cross-section plan
BP1 10 New Charter Oak
Box Item
BP2 1 View in West
BP2 2 Corning Fountain-West
BP2 3 View from West End
BP2 4 Looking Northwest, The Ward Elm in Center
BP2 5 Looking West
BP2 6 Bushnell Park, Statue of ?
BP2 7 Statue of Israel Putnam
BP2 8 Bushnell Park (?) Tree transplant
Box Item
BP3 1 Corning Fountain Indian, 1902
BP3 2 Park River & View of State Capitol Above Trees
BP3 3 View in Winter
BP3 4 Bridge Over Park River Opposite Railroad Station
BP3 5 West Bushnell Park, Corning Fountain
BP3 6 Looking North from Terrace
BP3 7 Capitol, Corning Fountain, Park River
BP3 8 Suggestive Treatment Daniel's Mill Dam
Box Item
BP4 1 Capitol and Memorial Arch
BP4 2 Elm Terrace
BP4 3 Park River, Bridge, and Memorial Arch
BP4 4 Arch
BP4 5 Winter Sport
BP4 6 River and Arch
BP4 7 Aquatic Pond
Box Item
BP5 1 Park Pond
BP5 2 Oldest Elm Tree (View near Daniel's Mill)
BP5 3 Looking West, The Bliss Elm in Center
BP5 4 Asylum Street Bridge and River Bend
BP5 5 First Concert, Band Shell with Travelers Tower
BP5 6 Corning Fountain
BP5 7 Typical Cross-Section
BP5 8 Retaining Wall Construction
Box Item
BP6 1 Bushnell Park West with Arch
BP6 2 Bushnell Park East, facing Jewell St.
D. Cemeteries
Box Item
CM1 1 Ancient Burying Ground
CM1 2 Cedar Hill (?)
CM1 3 Zion Hill
CM1 4 Zion Hill, Retaining Wall (2 images)
CM1 5 Zion Hill
Box Item
CM2 1 Northwood-Soldiers' Section
CM2 2 Old North-Entrance
CM2 3 Old North-Horace Bushnell Monument
CM2 4 Old North (?)
CM2 5 Old North-Olmsted Tomb
E. Colt Park
Box Item
CP1 1 Colt Park, Mansion
CP1 2 Fountain and Lakelet
CP1 3 Statue of Female
CP1 4 Lakelet and Walkway
CP1 5 Bowling Green Shelter
CP1 6 Deer
CP1 7 "Five Cents a Ride"
CP1 8 "Elizabeth's Bower"
Box Item
CP2 1 Baby's Playground
CP2 2 Lakelet and Swans
CP2 3 Tennis Courts
CP2 4 Community Singing
CP2 5 Children's Garden, Springtime
CP2 6 Section of Playground
CP2 7 Shop and Garage, West
CP2 8 Shop and Garage, East
CP2 9 Yard-Fifteen Feet Water
CP2 10 Dog Statue
CP2 11 Fountain and Rustic Bridge
CP2 12 Lakelet
Box Item
CP3 1 Running Track
CP3 2 Baseball
CP3 3 Main Entrance
CP3 4 Lakelet
CP3 5 School Garden
CP3 6 Trees and Path
CP3 7 Bowling Clubhouse after Flood
CP3 8 Yard after Flood
Box Item
CP4 1 Dog Statue
CP4 2 Sunday Afternoon, 1908 August
CP4 3 Baseball Diamonds
CP4 4 Deer
CP4 5 (Statue of Apollo Belvedere)
CP4 6 Children's Night
CP4 7 Baseball
CP4 8 Tennis Courts and Bowling Green
F. Elizabeth Park
Box Item
EP1 1 Old Rose Garden
EP1 2 Rose Garden Plan
EP1 3 Rose Arbors
EP1 4 Rose Garden, 1930
EP1 5 Rose Garden, Rustic Rose House
EP1 6 Rose Garden, Arches and Main Walk
EP1 7 Rose Arbors
Box Item
EP2 1 Rose Garden Arches
EP2 2 Rose Arbors
EP2 3 Rose Garden (1 of 3)
EP2 4 Rose Garden (2 of 3)
EP2 5 Rose Garden (3 of 3)
EP2 6 Comfort Station
EP2 7 Boulder Bridge (Diagram)
EP2 8 Proposed Bridge to the Memory of Hon. Jeremy Hoadley
Box Item
EP3 1 Spruce Path
EP3 2 Horned Dorset Ram and Lambs
EP3 3 Laurel Pond
EP3 4 Looking East
EP3 5 Main House, Approaching the Nurseries
EP3 6 Sod Walks
EP3 7 Skating Shelter, Former Sheepfold
Box Item
EP4 1 Ornamental Grasses and Foliage
EP4 2 Greenhouses
EP4 3 New Refectory Building, 1921
EP4 4 Constitution Garden
EP4 5 Lakelet
EP4 6 Cascade and Lakelet
EP4 7 Restoring Evergreens
EP4 8 Play Ground
Box Item
EP5 1 Perennial Garden
EP5 2 Elizabeth Park
EP5 3 Bowling
EP5 4 Fern Grove and Evergreen Drive
EP5 5 Lakelet
EP5 6 Walks Northeast from Main House
EP5 7 Rustic Bridge and Lakelet
EP5 8 Pathway
Box Item
EP6 1 Nursery Greenhouse, Interior
EP6 2 New Drive, Looking East
EP6 3 Driveway looking West
EP6 4 Paths in Sunken Garden
EP6 5 Drive along Pond
EP6 6 Looking Southwest from Main House
EP6 7 Evergreens
EP6 8 Sheep Grazing/Pond House
Box Item
EP7 1 Laurel Pond
EP7 2 Rustic Gateway Entrance from Walbridge Terrace
EP7 3 Fountain, Pond, and Rustic Bridge
EP7 4 Elizabeth Park
EP7 5 "Picnic in a Park"
EP7 6 Lakelet looking West from House
EP7 7 Pond and Bridge
EP7 8 Lights at Bowling Green
Box Item
EP8 1 Perennial Garden
EP8 2 New Stone Bridge
EP8 3 Evening at Bowling Green
EP8 4 Curling House
EP8 5 (Elizabeth Park?) Log Swing
EP8 6 (Elizabeth Park?)
EP8 7 Rustic Bridge on Pond
EP8 8 Elm on Lawn near Lake
G. Goodwin Park
Box Item
GP1 1 Lakelet looking North
GP1 2 (Southern Park, View from South Street)
GP1 3 Great Meadow
GP1 4 Lakelet
GP1 5 Northwest
GP1 6 Golf Pavilion
GP1 7 Golf Links
Box Item
GP2 1 (Southern Park) Driveway looking North
GP2 2 Lakelet
GP2 3 Pine Land
GP2 4 New Shore Lines of Pond
GP2 5 Natural Grove looking Easterly
GP2 6 (Southern Park) Natural Grove of Trees
GP2 7 Sawmill
GP2 8 Ten Acres
Box Item
GP3 1 Diagram showing Strata
GP3 2 Fireplace
GP3 3 "Start Off" Golf
GP3 4 Serving Kitchen-Sheep Bakes
GP3 5 Picnic Grove
GP3 6 (Southern Park) Driveway looking South
Box Item
GP4 1 (New Unamed Park) looking South
GP4 2 South School District May Fete
GP4 3 Campfire Girls
GP4 4 Golfer
GP4 5 New Golf Course
GP4 6 Opening New Golf Course
H. Keney Park
Box Item
KP1 1 Entrance
KP1 2 Number 3 Green
KP1 3 Number 8 Green
KP1 4 Number 5 Green
KP1 5 Gorge
KP1 6 Club House, Lounge/Lunchroom
KP1 7 Concrete Tennis Courts
Box Item
KP2 1 Salvaged Logs
KP2 2 Pine Grove
KP2 3 Lakelet
KP2 4 Sheep
KP2 5 Before Grading, Number 16 Green, Golf Course, 1929
KP2 6 One Year Later, Number 16 Green, Golf Course, 1930
KP2 7 Golf Club House
I. Maps
Box Item
M1 1 Recreational Activities
M1 2 Plan of the City of Hartford, 1908
M1 3 (?) Street Green
M1 4 Site of Bushnell Park, 1850
M1 5 Elizabeth Park, Plan
M1 6 Hartford Parks, Key Map, 1901
M1 7 Elizabeth Park, Partial
J. Pope Park
Box Item
PP1 1 Effective Border Screening Highway
PP1 2 Pond (Looking Northeast)
PP1 3 Park Street, Old Bridge
PP1 4 (Trinity College in Background)
PP1 5 (Hillside and Water)
PP1 6 Hillside Ramble, Looking South
PP1 7 Tennis Courts
Box Item
PP2 1 Driveway
PP2 2 Bend of Park River Towards Hamilton St. Looking South
PP2 3 Park Street, Old Bridge
PP2 4 View of River near Hillside Bramble
PP2 5 Capitol Avenue Entrance
PP2 6 Sunday Afternoon, 1908 August
PP2 7 Pond (Southwest)
Box Item
PP3 1 Outdoor Gymnasium
PP3 2 Tennis Courts
PP3 3 Hillside Ramble, 1899
PP3 4 Park Terrace
PP3 5 Tennis House
PP3 6 Ball Field (diagram)
PP3 7 Wading in Lakelet
PP3 8 Recreational Tool House/ Recreational Equipment
K. Portraits
Box Item
PT1 1 Horace Bushnell
PT1 2 Franklin G. Whitmore
PT1 3 Charles E. Gross
PT1 4 Chief Justice Samuel O. Prentice
PT1 5 Lucius F. Robinson
PT1 6 George A. Parker
PT1 7 Unidentified
PT1 8 Unidentified
L. Riverside Park
Box Item
RP1 1 Looking Northeasterly
RP1 2 Vacation School
RP1 3 The Grove
RP1 4 (Unamed Northeast) Looking Northwest
RP1 5 Ball Fields
RP1 6 Looking Northeasterly
RP1 7 (Flooding-Freshet)
Box Item
RP2 1 South Entrance
RP2 2 Children's Wading Pool
RP2 3 "Illustrating the Popularity of Baseball"
RP2 4 Grove
RP2 5 Japanese Logs, Playground
RP2 6 Wading Pool
RP2 7 Riverside Park(?), Lakelet
RP2 8 Wading Pool
Box Item
RP3 1 "Circus Day" (Elephants)
RP3 2 Footbridge over Freight Yard
RP3 3 Footbridge Steps and Ramp
RP3 4 Sulkey Racing
RP3 5 Riverside Park (?), Crowds
RP3 6 Swimming Pool, with Bathouse (1 of 2)
RP3 7 Swimming Pool, with Bathouse (2 of 2)
RP3 8 Footbridge
RP3 9 Trees down near Footbridge
M. Title Pages and Plans
Box Item
TP1 1 Souvenir of the Public Parks of Hartford, 1895-1905 (1 of 2)
TP1 2 Souvenir of the Public Parks of Hartford, 1895-1905 (2 of 2)
TP1 3 The Relative Sizes of the Different Park Areas
TP1 4 Typical Playground
TP1 5 Maple Avenue, Proposed Change of Curb
N. Assorted other parks
Box Item
MS1 1 Rocky Ridge Park, Cliffs
MS1 2 Rocky Ridge Park, Unemployed Men at Work
MS1 3 Rocky Ridge Park, Unveiling Tablet to Dr. Ferguson
MS1 4 Rocky Ridge Park, Cliffs Opposite Vernon St.
MS1 5 Tunnel Park
MS1 6 Sigourney Square
MS1 7 Campfield Park, Dedication Day
MS1 8 Connecticut State Fair, Children's Play Apparatus Exhibit
MS1 9 Charter Oak Tree, Drawing
O. Unidentified
Box Item
MU1 1 10.5 x 16.5 cm
MU1 2 [No title], 10.5 x 15.5 cm
MU1 3 Peter Mortensen Trucking
MU1 4 Plan of a Circle
MU1 5 [No title], 10.5 x 16.5 cm
MU1 6 Luna Park (?)
MU1 7 [No title], 9.1 x 6.1 cm
MU1 8 [No title], 5.5 x 10.5 cm
MU1 9 Luna Park (?)

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V. Bound Volumes

A. Board of Parks Commissioners
Box
1 Accounts, 1860-1893
Note: Spine title: Parks Commissioners Accounts No. 1. Includes history of Charter Oak Seedling, 1877, by F. S. Brown
1 Committee, Care and Management of Existing Parks, 1895-1896
Note: Some loose notes laid in
1 Committee, Finance, Records, 1895-1897
Note: Some loose notes laid in
1 Correspondence, Letterpress book, Includes index, December 1896-December 1897
Note: Water damage, some pages illegible
Box
Oversize Ledger, Includes index, 1896-1911
Box
2 Minutes, 1895-1902
Note: Spine title: Records Park Commission, Vol 2. Includes subject index and prefatory note
2 B. Joint Memorial Day Committee (Hartford, Connecticut), Record of meetings, 1907 March 22 - 1924 June 15
Note: Correspondence and documents tipped in
2 C. Keney Park Trustees, Record Book, 1845-1950
Note: Correspondence and documents tipped in
2 D. Keney Park Trustees, Cash book (unused) and Estate Administration book, 1950
E. Wirth, Theodore
Box
3 Letterpress book, Includes index, 1902-19
3 Letterpress book, Includes index, 1903-1905

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VI. Maps, Charts, and Diagrams

A. Batterson
Drawer Folio
1 BAT PK 01 Plan and End Section, # 1 Bridge, Batterson Park Arboretum
1 BAT PK 01 Study Plan for Bridge No. 1, Batterson Park Arboretum, Burnt Hills Section 1939 February
1 BAT PK 02 Proposed Entrance, 1940 June
1 BAT PK 03 Study for Drainage Canal Section, Great Meadow, Burnt Hill Area, Hartford Arboretum, 1939
1 BAT PK 04 Topographic Map (title shortened), 1934 December
1 BAT PK 05 Incinerator, 1938 February 26
1 BAT PK 06 General Drainage Plan. West of Section. The Great Meadow, Hartford Park Arboretum, Burnt Hill, 1939 September
Drawer Folio
Stacks BAT PK RP01 Bathing Pavilion and Refectory, 1945 June 28
Note: Includes eleven detail maps, some revised on various dates
B. Bushnell
Drawer Folio
1 BUS PK 01 Proposed Plantings around Comfort House
Note: Features done in watercolor
1 BUS PK 02 Driveway, West Side, Proposed Improvements 1897 January
Note: Features done in watercolor
1 BUS PK 03 Showing Capitol Avenue between East and West Entrances with Oak Street Entrance.
Note: Key to plants and trees on map
Drawer Folio
Stacks BUS PK RP01 General Plan for Developments related to the State Capitol, Hartford, Connecticut 1929 January
Note: "With revisions of September 1930", File No. 7477, Plan No. 42 Note: Second copy with "Plan No. 36"
C. Cedar Hill
Drawer Folio
1 CED HL 01 General Map of Sections I-XXIV, detailed maps of Sections 1-7, 10-12. Second copy of general map on heavy paper numbered in Arabic numerals
D. Colt
Drawer Folio
1 CLT PK 01 Proposed Location of Cinder Track
1 CLT PK 02 Proposed walks and skating rink, 1962 October 8
1 CLT PK 03 Plot Plan Dillon Stadium
Drawer Folio
Stacks CLT PK RP01 Steel Frame and Wood December Permanent Grandstand, Dillon Stadium, 1957 January 2
E. Elizabeth
Drawer Folio
1 ELZ PK 01 Proposed Greenhouses
1 ELZ PK 02 Proposed Range of Greenhouse
1 ELZ PK 03 Design for Wagon Shed With Loft At Elizabeth Park, 1905 August
1 ELZ PK 04 Bowling Green Plan, 1908 May 15
1 ELZ PK 05 Full Size Details for a Proposed Range of Glass to be built at Elizabeth Park. Various features colored in pencil.
1 ELZ PK 06 Site Plan - Pond House (Hartford/West Hartford, Connecticut)
1 ELZ PK 07 Comfort Station, 1938-1939
1 ELZ PK 08 General Plan, Includes inset "Key Map," 1900 March 1
Note: Annotations in blue and green showing treatments in 1940 and 1941 for Japanese beetle Infestations
Drawer Folio
Stacks ELZ PK RP01 General Plan, Includes inset key map, 1901 March 1
Stacks ELZ PK RP02 General Plan, 1900 March 1
F. Goodwin
Drawer Folio
1 GDW PK 01 Sketch Plan Showing Work Items for a Proposed WPA Project, 1940 January
Note: Indicates Treatments for Japanese beetle Infestation, 1940 - 1942
1 GDW PK 02 Pavillion for Hillside Park, 1950 January
Drawer Folio
Stacks GDW PK RP01 (No title), 1950 January
Note: Made in England. Changes made in red pencil.
Stacks GDW PK RP02 Redevelopment study, 1961 May
Stacks GDW PK RP03 Redevelopment Plan, 1961 July
Stacks GDW PK RP04 General Layout, 1950 January
Stacks GDW PK RP05 Redevelopment Plan, 1961
G. Keney
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2 KNY PK 01 Trustee's map showing roads and paths. Area of park shown in green. Folded map in stiff paper cover, "Map of Keney Park, Hartford, Conn." 1911 January
2 KNY PK 02 Plan of Woods Roads and North Tower Ave (dotted lines indicate unimproved Woods Roads)
Note: In ms. on verso #355
2 KNY PK 03 Section of, at the intersection of Ridgefield and Greenfield Streets, 1925 March
2 KNY PK 04 Map of section abutting Holcomb Street and the Rogers property
2 KNY PK 05 West Open, Plan showing proposed changes in the drainage system west of Turtle Pond, 1899 March 11
2 KNY PK 06 Design for fence, corner of Windsor and Albany Aves.
Note: "Design No. 1009, Design No. 1008"
2 KNY PK 07 Windsor Avenue Entrance Plan Drawing No 5, [1902 April]
2 KNY PK 08 Details of Windsor Avenue Entrance Plan of Foundations, Drawing No 1
2 KNY PK 09 Windsor Avenue Entrance Plan Showing Granite And Limestone, Drawing No 6
2 KNY PK 10 Windsor Avenue Entrance Plan Drawing No 3
2 KNY PK 11 South Boundary Road Profile, Southern Section, 1897 September 6
2 KNY PK 12 Tower Avenue and Barbour Street Profiles
2 KNY PK 13 Grading Plan for portion of Bushland Road from Station 70 to Station 76, 1838 June 7 (sic; 1938)
2 KNY PK 14 Design for Entrance Gate, Woodward Street Entrance, Commission No. 35, 1887
2 KNY PK 15 Layout of proposed road between Tower Avenue and Frank D. Woodruff's Property. "Proposed Road on West Boundry [sic] Line"
2 KNY PK 16 Schematic Drawings of May Day Fete, May 13, 1914. Accompanied by draft drawing on old paper, 1914 April 28 (4 copies)
1) 25 x 48 cm.
2) 43 x 52 cm.
3) 25 x 50 cm.
4) 27 x 67 cm.
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2 KNY PK 17 Plan of Roads, Northern Section
2 KNY PK 18 Plan of Right-of-Way through Miles Clark’s property, 1896 September 21
2 KNY PK 19 East Open Planting Plan for the region of Overbrook Bridge, 1889 October, 1900 April 4
2 KNY PK 20 Arsenal School Inter Class Meet, 1921 June
2 KNY PK 21 Property bordered by Holcomb Street, Rogers Property, and Miles Clark Property, 1898 December 10
2 KNY PK 21 Profile of drain from houses on Tower Avenue
2 KNY PK 21 Profile on Centre Line of Walk from Windsor Avenue to Bridge, 1897 September 3
2 KNY PK 21 Plan Showing Location of Test Pits on the Keney Memorial Property
2 KNY PK 21 "Plan of Main drive from Windsor Avenue to bridge," "From J.C. Olmsted's plan, August. 14th / 97," Drives shown in gray and coral
2 KNY PK 21 Index to Northern Section. Section numbers and some division lines in red. Paths indicated by dotted lines.
2 KNY PK 21 Surveyed, Situated in Windsor Woods, 1833 February 28
2 KNY PK 21 Portion of West Boundary Road from Centre of Circle to Dr. Sweet's S.E. Corner.
2 KNY PK 21 Unidentified map
2 KNY PK 21 "Mather Lot, A.M. 135"
2 KNY PK 21 Stable of Robertson Place, B.H. 303.
2 KNY PK 21 Burt's Survey
2 KNY PK 21 Harper Street, between Love Lane and Town Farm Land
2 KNY PK 21 "Profile [of] Bloomfield Road" from Tower Avenue
2 KNY PK 21 "Survey of the late Capt. George Cook's Allyn Lot [so called]," 3 March 1896
Note: #753, "Copied March 3, 1896 from plan loaned by Geo. Cook."
2 KNY PK 21 "Plan showing foundations of Houses on Tower Avenue,"
Note: In red and black.
2 KNY PK 21 Proposed change in Centre Line of Main Drive, from Windsor Avenue West, 1897 September 20
2 KNY PK 21 Profile of Main Drive North from Albany Avenue From Station 1 to 11. Copied from Olmsted's plan dated 1897 August 19
2 KNY PK 21 Street map of area bordered by Asylum Avenue; Prospect and Bloomfield Avenues; Tower Avenue; and Windsor Avenue.
2 KNY PK 21 Survey of Property South of "Matthew Allen's Long Lot," 1896 March 3
Note: Some lot boundaries shown in color.
2 KNY PK 22 Pond Holes. Northern Section...Plan. Note: # 714, marked with blue pen with notations in pencil, probably Keney Park, 1897 June
2 KNY PK 23 George Cook Lot,
Note: Probably related in some way to Keney Park
2 KNY PK 24 Topographical Survey, Northern Division
2 KNY PK 25 Profile of Centerline of Boundary road between Southwest and Southeast Circles in Southern Division
2 KNY PK 25 Plan and Profile of proposed change in Main Drive from F17 to H22
2 KNY PK 26 Woodland & Sigourney St[reet]s, Ex[tensions], Showing Entrance.
Note: Laid out on keyed grid. Indicating extension and adjoining roads laid out in pink.
2 KNY PK 27 Details of Windsor Avenue Entrance Plan Drawing No 4
2 KNY PK 28 Sketch for a scheme of grading near Junection of Gulley Brook Road with Bushland Road, arranged to partially conceal the Alms House, 11 June 1898
Note: Streams in blue, roads in red. Brookline, Massachusetts
2 KNY PK 29 Plan of road from Woodland Street Circle to point 600 ft. north of Sigourney Circle, 1898 October 11
2 KNY PK 30 "Plan of Land Exchanged between Sarah A. Talcott and Francis Goodwin, et al trustees" and "Plan of land exchanged Between Seth Talcott estate and Keney Park Trustees," 1899 July 3
Note: Two Maps on one Sheet.
2 KNY PK 31 General Plan of Golf Course, 1936 - 1941
Note: Indicates Treatments for Japanese Beetle Infestation.
2 KNY PK 32 Section of Keney Park, 1925 March
2 KNY PK 33 Sketch for a Scheme of Grading Near Junection of Gulley Brook Road with Bushland Road, arranged to partially conceal the Alms House, 1898 June
Note: Streams in blue, roads in red. See also [KNY PK 28]
2 KNY PK 34 Tennis Courts for Keney Park, 1939 June
2 KNY PK 35 Map of Keney Park Roads and Paths, 1911 January
2 KNY PK 36 Proposed Route 5 Overpass through Keney Park, Hartford, Connecticut, 17295
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Stacks KNY PK RP01 Plan Showing Land of Mrs. Emily A. Sage between south line of Keney Park and Tower Avenue, 1897 September
Stacks KNY PK RP02 Map showing Location of Stations along Centre Line of Connecting Road over Sunset Hill from Windsor Avenue Entrance, 1897 November 12
Stacks KNY PK RP03 Tower Farm, Loomis Survey showing Tower Street and the intersection of Vine Street and Love Lane, 1891
Note: "Copied from Tracing made from Book of Plans. Halls of Records. Keney Park Trustees"
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5 KNY PK RP04 Profile of North Line of Park, Windsor Avenue to corner of Wilson and Park, 1901 September
5 KNY PK RP05 Plan of Woodland Street from Albany Avenue to Holcomb Street, 1901 May
Note: Shows Keney Park and abutting property areas.
5 KNY PK RP06 Profile of Center Line of Main Drive, from Windsor Avenue, Wes, t 1897 July 9
5 KNY PK RP07 Center Line of Sigourney Street Extension. Shows extension from Sergeant Street to Keney Park
5 KNY PK RP08 Main Drive, Northern Division from Station 38 to Station 60, 1897 October 28
5 KNY PK RP09 Profile of Center Line of Main Drive, Northern Section, Windsor Avenue West
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Stacks KNY PK RP 10 General Plan for Keney Park, includes acreage of sections, points of elevation, 1898 January
Stacks KNY PK RP11 Plan of Keney Park, 1904 March
Stacks KNY PK RP12 General Plan for Keney Park, 1898 January
Stacks KNY PK RP13 Keney Park Pool Area, 1954
Stacks KNY PK RP14 Hand Ball Courts, Keeney (sic) Park, Plan No. 2
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Unknown KNY PK RP15 Plans and Elevations for Music Shell at Keeney (sic) Park
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5 KNY PK RP16 Charter Oak Council, Jubilee Camporee, Keeney (sic) Park, Hartford, Connecticut, 1960 June 3-5
5 KNY PK RP17 Keney Park Section Showing Playground, etc., Walks and Grounds Near Edgewood Street Playground, 1925 March
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Stacks KNY PK RP18 Keney Park, Plan of Land to be Conveyed by The Keney Park Trustees to The City of Hartford, 1924 February
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5 KNY PK RP19 Extension of Gulley Brook Interceptor, Westland Street North through Keney Park, Daybook No. 07109, 1932 March
5 KNY PK RP20 Plan and Record of Fertilizer and Insecticide Application, 1939-1941
Note: Includes Japanese beetle data.
5 KNY PK RP21 Keney Park, Tower Avenue and Barber Street Entrance, 1898
(tracing of original)
5 KNY PK RP22 Japanese Beetle Infestation, Map showing Lead Arsenate applications in Keney Park and similar map of Colt Park, 1911 January, 1940-1941 (2 items)
Includes hand drawn map on small separate sheet showing pesticide application and a note for Riverside Park
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Stacks KNY PK RP23 Alterations and Additions, Public Shelter, Hartford, Connecticut, Drawings No. 27 and 28 1586
Stacks KNY PK RP24 Plan of Keney Park (and Northwood Cemetery), 1522
Stacks KNY PK RP25 Proposed Baseball Backstop, Plan # 1, Playground Baseball, Plan # 2, Regulation Baseball, 1949 January
Stacks KNY PK RP26 Keney Park Skating House and Shelter. Sheet 2, Skating House and Shelter; Sheet 3, Skating House and Shelter, Detail; Sheet 4, Smoke Hood and Chimney, Sheet 5, Plan View.
Stacks KNY PK RP27 Keney Park Boundary and Land of Fuller Brush Co. (Survey Map) 15322
H. Lippincott
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3 LP MEM 02 Development Plan, 1940 August 14
3 LP MEM 03 Layout Plan and Details, 1940 August 23
I. Other
Drawer Folio
4 MISC 01 Sketch of Foundations, Vine Street Houses
4 MISC 02 Typical Plan For The Octative Hill Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1901 January 6
4 MISC 03 Suggestive Plan for a Residential Park, Covering Two City Blocks, 1893
4 MISC 04 Hints on Improving Sigourney Square, 1895
4 MISC 05 Elevation of Suction Well Buildings. Drawing of "Sketch of Proposed Well House for the Pope Mfg. Co. Tube Dept, J.HJ, Del, [18]95 June 22
4 MISC 05 Sketch of Proposed Well House for the Pope Mfg. Co. Tube Dept., J.HJ, Del, [18]95 June 22
4 MISC 06 Map of tract of land along Tower Avenue between Blue Hills Avenue and Windsor Avenue
4 MISC 07 Alterations and Additions to Residence of Mr. G.H. Hollister. 1. Basement Floor, 2. First Floor Plan, 3. Second Floor, Plan, 4. South Elevation, 5. North Elevation, 6. Rear Elevation.
4 MISC 08 Section of Fence to be Erected at Ancient Cemetery .The Taylor and Fenn Co., 1907 September 3
4 MISC 09 Woodland Street Extension
(at the intersection of Albany Avenue and Blue Hill Avenue)
4 MISC 10 Drives. Olmsted's Plan
1897 June 21, Street 16, A.L. 508
4 MISC 11 Proposed Bridge Plan
4 MISC 12 Plan of property belonging to the estate of William Ely Esq Dec[ease]d, Mrrs Henry and Walter Keney…1885. Note: "Wm D Ely as by his letter to Sam? Nott, June 19th, 1885 then had a copy of the sale plot of this l 1898 November 9
4 MISC 13 Plan of South Green showing location of Drain and Water Pipes, Catch basins, ect. [sic]. Accompanied by reverse made from original, 1896 November
4 MISC 14 Map of property owners in the tract bordered by Vine Street, Westland Street, Garden Street and Mather Street
4 MISC 15 Map of property owners, Mrs Tuttle and E B Root, in tract bordered by Blue Hills Avenue
4 MISC 16 Plan of land belonging to Peter J. Thomas, 1896 March
4 MISC 17 The Frankfort Addition to the City of Hartford, 1873-1874
4 MISC 18 Plan of land in north meadow belonging to the estate of William Ely, December. [?]…surveyed March 1897. Bounded on the East by Water Street, on the West, North and South by the New England R R Co Property. Area 10.53 acres., 1897 March
4 MISC 19 North Meadow Topography, 1900 April 11
4 MISC 20 Plan of the City of Hartford embodying Topographical Surveys during winter of . Shows streets and topographical features 1892 - 1893
4 MISC 21 North Meadow Topography. "Section 1. Sheet 1. Stations 0 to 36," 1900 April 11
4 MISC 22 Map of property owners in the tract bordered by Blue Hill Avenue, Holcomb Street, Vine Street and Albany Avenue.
4 MISC 23 Proposed 20 Ft. Concession to the Woodland Parkway (at the corner of Albany Avenue and Woodland Parkway). Note: "Original Lot of the North - West School District. McGurk Purchase, 1897. Kenyon Purchase, 1897.
4 MISC 24 Tape Survey, 1913 July
4 MISC 25 Three Different Suggestions for Walk on Lafayette Street Green, 1267
4 MISC 26 Proposed John P Harbison Playground
4 MISC 27 Proposed Project for Improvement at Old City Hall, 13652
4 MISC 28 Design for Retaining Wall for Franklin Avenue Square. 1899 May 29
Includes cyanotype photograph.
4 MISC 29 Plan of Land Purchased by the City of Hartford from John Gaines, 1898 May 31
4 MISC 30 Plan of Waiting Station and House of Comfort
4 MISC 31 Cheney Mills, 1914 January
4 MISC 32 Preliminary Plan for Drinking Fountain (at) Campfield Momument, 6982
Two versions numbered A and B
4 MISC 33 Plan of grounds of the Honorable Chas M Pond, 1869
4 MISC 34 Preliminary Plan for Treatment of Grounds at Campfield Soldiers Momument 165
4 MISC 35 Ancient Cemetery and Waverly Building, 1899 September 18
4 MISC 36 Lafayette Green, Sketch Showing Proposed Walks and Shrubery Plantings
4 MISC 37 Triangle at Intersection of New Britain and Fairfield Avenues, 1911 December
4 MISC 38 Design of Reinforced Concrete Retaining Wall on Summit Street, 1908 January
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Stacks MISC RP01 Topographical Map Showing Lands of Reverend Francis Goodwin, 1898 April 19
Stacks MISC RP02 Full size details of tomb, Mr. John M. Holcombe, 1923 July 18
Stacks MISC RP03 Plan of the Ancient Cemetery surveyed under the direction of the Ruth Wyllys Chapter, D.A.R...1899. "List of memorials corresponding to the numbers accompany this plan...L.H.B.," 1899
Stacks MISC RP04 . Proposed change 1906 June 2
Stacks MISC RP05 Hartford Arboretum. Center Line of Entrance Road.
Stacks MISC RP06 Plan of Under Drainage. Handicraft Farm. Hartford, Conn
Stacks MISC RP07 Design for Layout of Grounds surrounding the Connecticut House. Jamestown Exposition Pine Beach, Virginia 1906 December
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5 MISC RP08 Profile of Grant Street, Corrected Made 0.2 ft lower 1901 November 1903 February
5 MISC RP09 Profile of Road connecting Barbour St. Entrance with "Brier" Road. 1902 November 19
5 MISC RP10 Topographical Plan of land near to and west of Park River between Farmington Avenue and Park Street. Prepared for the laying out of a Park Way. Note: Stamped "Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot, Received Sep. 8, 1896." 1896 August
5 MISC RP11 Plan of Pratt Land
5 MISC RP12 Mechanics' Saving Bank Property At intersection of Barbour Street and Tower Avenue
5 MISC RP13 Topographical map of property extending from the intersection of Barbour Street and Tower Avenue embracing the property of Mary A Marsh and Emily A Sage. Note: Shows proposed layout through the tract
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Stacks MISC RP14 Contour Plan of Land Formerly Belonging to Mrs, E A Sage. 1900 March
Stacks MISC RP15 Parkway [proposed] between Girard Ave and Farmington Ave, Showing Sherman, Lorraine and Owen Streets 1897 December
Stacks MISC RP16 Parkway [proposed] from Farmington Ave along Owen St. 1897
Stacks MISC RP17 Parkway [proposed] from Farmington Ave along Owen St. Follows North Branch es of Park River from Park St. Shows design of Railroad Overpass. 1897 November, December
Stacks MISC RP18 Alterations and Additions to residence of Mr. G. H. Holister. Basement; First floor; Second floor; South elevation; North elevation; Rear elevation
Stacks MISC RP19 Two Car Garage, Superintendent of Parks. Front elevation. 1934
J. Mt. St. Benedict
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3 MT BEN 01 General Map and Maps of Sections A - L.
3 MT BEN 02 Maps of Sections A/H, C, D/E, F, G, K, L. Two page index of internments of Civil, Spanish and World War Veterans.
K. Old North Cemetery
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3 OLD BG 01 Plan of 1908
3 OLD BG 02 General map of sections A-M, with detailed section maps A-L, and unnumbered section map of section bordering on Mather Property (St. Thomas Church Cemetery?)
L. Parker Memorial
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3 PK MEM 01 Parker Memorial Site Plan 1961 January
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5 PK MEM RP01 George A. Parker Memorial Community Center including parking area at Brackett - Northeast School 1960 October
M. Pope
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5 PO PK RP01 Profile of Area East of Pond.
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3 PO PRK 01 Site Improvement Plan 1963 February
3 PO PRK 02 Plan for a Small Propagating House for the Nurseries of Pope Park. "Built exclusively of wood in the cheapest possible manner of construction." Note: Features done in watercolor 1896 July 4
3 PO PRK 03 Commission on Regional Planning. Sheet 35. The Metropolitan District, Geodetic and Topographical Survey. Note: Park River and it's surroundings in blue and olive green 1956
N. Rocky Ridge
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3 RK RDG 01 General Plan. Note: Includes Key Map and list of Board of Park Commissioners 1903 March
3 RK RDG 02 Detail Elevations of Memorial Steps. Plans #3-4 and #3-5, approved 1919 March 14
3 RK RDG 03 Rocky Ridge Park, General Plan, Includes Inset "Key Map". 1903 March
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Stacks RK RDG RP 01 Rocky Ridge Park, General Plan. 1903
O. Riverside
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3 RSD PK 01 Preliminary Plan for Foot Bridge. "Elevation of foot Bridge" 1899 August 1
P. South Green
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3 SO GR 01 Plan of, showing location of drain, water pipes, catchbasins, etc. 1946 November
3 SO GR 02 Plan of South Green… 1896 November
Q. Spring Grove
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3 SPG GR 01 Location of sections
3 SPG GR 02 Location of Sections; Maps of Sections A - M and W
R. Sherwood Forest
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Stacks SH FOR RP 01 1967
S. St. Patrick's Cemetery
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3 ST PAT 01 General map of Sections A - F, with detailed maps of sections A - F. Note: Cemetery extends between Cemetery Street and Garden Street. 1886 July 7
T. West Parkway
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3 W PKWY 01 Shows North Branch of Park River, and Intersection of Farmington Ave and Owens Street. 1897 February
U. Zion Hill
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3 ZIO HL 01 General map of sections A-F; Detailed maps of sections A-D
3 ZIO HL 02 Fence 1916
3 ZIO HL 03 A Supplement to the General Plan of Mount Pleasant Addition, showing subdivision for six (6) added lots near Capt. Henry Barnard Plot 1947 March 10
3 ZIO HL 04 Mount Pleasant Addition showing new lots 1942 January
3 ZIO HL 05 Mount Pleasant Addition showing new lots 1943 June
3 ZIO HL 06 Location of Sections Note: Sections A - F
3 ZIO HL 07 Office and Tool House 1920
3 ZIO HL 08 Mount Pleasant; Allen Place Addition 1911 November
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Stacks ZIO HL RP01 General Plan of Mt. Pleasant Addition 1944 February
Stacks ZIO HL RP02 Mount Pleasant Cemetery [sic.] as laid out by H. Barnard in 1864,
(Map date 1903)
Stacks ZIO HL RP03 General Plan of Mt. Pleasant Addition. 1904 January
Stacks ZIO HL RP04 Map of Zion Hill Burying Ground, Surveyed 1844 May 8