Lovely Street Area

Lovely Street Area

Farmington, Connecticut 06085, United States

Created By: Unionville Historic District and Properties Commission

Tour Information

Lovely Street extends from Unionville Center to the Avon town line and continues to CT route 44 in Canton under the same name. Many of the homes on Lovely Street were built and lived in by prominent business and community members.

Please note that for safety, the tour is organized to stay on the side walk. Some stops will have you looking across the street to remain safely out of the road. Please pay careful atention to the instructions we have added for crossing the street.

Tour Map

Loading Tour


What You'll See on the Tour

The large grassy park abutting the cemetery at the corner of Lovely Street and Farmington Avenue was the former location of the Church of Christ Episcopal at the turn of the century. The Cornerstone was laid on June 29, 1871. The church was... Read more
c. 1894, Queen Anne Victorian style with an asymmetrical façade. The building has elaborate decorative brickwork, a turret, and steep gabled cross-sectional roof of purple slate. Using the crosswalk, please safely cross to the sidewalk on ... Read more
Look right across the street. Albert Hill House, c. 1850. Italianate Victorian Modified Exotic style with unique vertical wood siding and large square columns supporting a front entry gabled portico. The 6 lite double hung windows are newer... Read more
Russell Humphrey House, c. 1845. This Spanish Villa Vernacular Revival with hipped roof and generous veranda like porch sits atop an elaborately landscaped property. Built by Luther T Parsons, the house was originally covered in clapboard a... Read more
c.1884. Eastlake (British)/Stick Victorian (American) style. The details on this house include relief cut outs, patterned, and carved design elements on the building’s exterior trim, posts, and balustrades.The lattice and stickwork are ch... Read more
William Hitchcock House c. 1891. Queen Anne Victorian style with varied designed and patterned wood shingle and clapboard siding. This mostly original large home has three full stories with lofty ceilings and an expansive veranda porch supp... Read more
Erasmus Ranson House c. 1875.  Greek Revival style with large scaled and proportioned front façade gable roof trim elements: rake moldings, facias, soffits, friezes, and cornices. The front entry door is trimmed by a pair of pilasters and... Read more
Daniel Johnson House c.1849. Vernacular Folk Victorian style. This house has wood shingle siding and decorative bargeboard facia adorning its entire roof’s perimeter edges. These gingerbread like cut out designs and the use of shingles fo... Read more
Eugene B. Ripley House, c. 1874. Italianate Victorian style with wood clapboard siding and decoratively cut and carved trim and structural elements. The roof ridge line is hipped at each side of the house and a large gabled dormer is center... Read more
Charles Graham House, c. 1861. Italianate Victorian style with flat and hipped roofs overhanging a wide frieze across the top of each façade with pairs of large corbel brackets supporting the eves. The full open front porch is supported wi... Read more
Looking left across the street.  Oliver Tew House, c. 1915. Colonial Revival style with a gambrel roof, formal and symmetrical facade, and portico entryway. Classic Doric round columns and pilasters support this traditionally inspired entr... Read more
Looking left across the street.  c1925, Colonial Revival style with gambrel roof and prominent shed dormer over an arched portico entryway. A decorative arched fanlight transom and a pair of ornate sidelights frame the front door. The bric... Read more
On your right. Sherman Sanford House, c. 1890. Queen Anne Victorian/Colonial Revival style with a combination of elements from each popular type of the period. The asymmetrical façade and the tall narrow windows are emblematic of the Victo... Read more
Edwin Sanford House, c. 1893. Queen Anne Victorian style with its asymmetrical façade, decorative shingle siding, turnings, and fretwork. The octagonal turret to the right side of the house appears to have many of its original features, wi... Read more
George E. Taft House, c. 1890. Vernacular Folk Victorian style with a steep cross-section gable roof, decorative bargeboard facia and corbel brackets. The house has newer aluminum siding, storm windows, and an additional second floor porch ... Read more
Sanford-Tew House, c. 1896. Queen Anne Victorian style with its asymmetrical façade, decorative shingle siding, turnings, and fretwork. The steeply gabled front has a distinctive 17 lite over 1 lite double hung wood sash with ornate trim i... Read more
Hart-Nettleton House, c. 1885.  Queen Anne Victorian style with steep gable and hipped and dormered roofs, and a large veranda porch. This home has a grand entryway accented by an arched dormer on the front porch at the top of a cascading ... Read more
Albert Brewer House, c. 1868. Greek Revival style with wood clapboard siding and a pronounced gable end pediment on the front façade and heavy trim moldings and friezes beneath the eves. Its 6 lite over 6 lite double hung windows appear to... Read more
James R. Jenkins House, c. 1867. Italianate Victorian style with tall narrow windows, high ceilings, hipped-flat roof lines with cupola, corbel brackets under the roof eves, and classic Doric columns and pilasters supporting a full front en... Read more
George Dunham House, c. 1868. Italianate Victorian/Classical Revival style with a massive curved front portico entryway supported by classic Ionic fluted columns and crowned with dentil molding and an iron railing. It has high ceilings on e... Read more
George Frisbie House, c. 1910. Colonial Revival style with wood shingle siding and a prominent gambrel roof. Two covered porch entry ways are supported with columns and balustrades, and a fieldstone basement foundation is the footing for th... Read more
Seymour Moses House, c. 1860. Greek Revival style with wood clapboard siding and heavy trim accents. The pronounced gable front façade and bay window with large projecting soffits, eves, frieze boards, moldings, cornice returns, pilasters ... Read more


Leave a Comment



Download the App

Download the PocketSights Tour Guide mobile app to take this self-guided tour on your GPS-enabled mobile device.

iOS Tour Guide Android Tour Guide



Updates and Corrections

Please send change requests to