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Ashmead-Colt House

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Ashmead-Colt House, Hartford, Connecticut:

On Wethersfield Avenue stands an Italianate mansion built in 1859 for James Ashmead (across the street from Samuel Colt’s Armsmear). Ashmead and his partner, Edmund Hurlbut, were in the business of goldbeating, also known as gilding. Samuel Colt’s nephew, Sam C. Colt, bought the house in 1865 and a Second Empire style tower and porte-cochere were added. Then the next owner added a portico to the entrance in the Colonial Revival style. Today, an attorney’s office occupies this historic dwelling.

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