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Hartford Club
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Hartford Club
Location 46 Prospect St., Hartford, Connecticut
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built 1903
Architect Andrews, Jacques & Rantoul
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Georgian Revival
MPS Hartford Downtown MRA
NRHP reference No. 84000779
Added to NRHP December 23, 1984

The Hartford Club is a private club at 46 Prospect Street in Hartford, Connecticut, and founded in 1873.

History

The Hartford Club began as a union of local men's clubs amalgamated due to financial woes. It began admitting women members in the 1970s. Its present clubhouse, located at 46 Prospect Street, was designed in 1901 by Robert D. Andrews of Andrews, Jacques and Rantoul and was completed in 1903. It opened on January 1, 1908.

The club provides dining rooms, private banquet and meeting rooms, concierge services for members, and members' activities.

Architecture

The clubhouse is located in downtown Hartford, on the east side of Prospect Street, across from the Travelers Tower and one block south of the Old State House. It is a three-story Georgian Revival building, slightly larger in size than domestic mansions of the period that were built in a similar style. It has a broad five-bay facade, with slightly projecting end bays. The ground-floor end windows are three-part Palladian style windows with narrow sidelights, and the center entrance has a series of elaborate projecting elements supported by Corinthian columns. Second-floor windows are set in openings with half-round tops set in recessed panels; the outer windows have the arched section filled with moulded decorative panels.

The clubhouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

Notable members

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