Connecticut’s State Library, Hartford

Connecticut’s State Library, Hartford

Connecticut’s State Library and Supreme Court Building includes the Library, State Archives, and Museum of Connecticut History. The groundbreaking ceremony for the Connecticut State Library and Supreme Court Building was held on July 29, 1908. Architects Donn Barber of New York and E. T. Hapgood of Hartford envisioned a design based on an adaptation of the Italian Renaissance style of architecture. The design includes three wings off a central lobby, the State Library on the left, Memorial Hall in the center and the Supreme Court on the right. Construction began on October 23, 1908. On November 28, 1910, State Librarian George Godard and his staff moved into the new building.

The library building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981, recognizing both its architecture and its significance as a repository of state history.
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Sight Name: Connecticut’s State Library
Sight Location: Hartford, USA (See walking tours in Hartford)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Hartford, Connecticut

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Create Your Own Walk in Hartford

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Architectural Jewels

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Hartford's Historical Houses Tour

Hartford's Historical Houses Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
Hartford Introduction Walking Tour

Hartford Introduction Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles