This week’s Casa Linda photos are of a residence in the Sheldon/Charter Oak neighborhood, which is just outside of Downtown. The house is not far from where the legendary Charter Oak tree stood (now Charter Oak Memorial Park). It is also near what was Connecticut’s first synagogue; that structure is now the Charter Oak Cultural Center. According to the City of Hartford website, this neighborhood is the “site of the original colonial settlement in 1623 as a Dutch trading post,” making Sheldon/Charter Oak Hartford’s oldest neighborhood.
This particular house is in good company, as many other houses on the same street are architecturally interesting and in good condition. It’s on a hill, affording passersby a scenic overlook; the view from inside this home must be even better.