Site Information

 

Location    South side Route 66 (aka Marlborough Street)

                  East side Route 17 (aka Main Street)

 

Area           14.89 acres

                  (Approx.. 1150' x 650' with abou 40' grade drop from north to south)

 

Zoning       B2 General Business (north side Perry Avenue)

                  B3 Central Business District (remainder of the site)

 

                 The Portland TownPlace development was

                 approved as a Mixed Use Development (MUD)

 

Overlay      Marlborough Street Historic District 

                 Approximately 40% of the site and 7 buildings are included.

 

Overlay      R-15 Town Center Village District (portion of site on Main Street TBD)

 

Parcels       69 Marlborough Street, Map 19 Lot 68, Perry Portland Associates, LLC

                 Main Street, Map 19 Lot 69, Elmcrest Manor Psych. Ins. et al.

                 189 Main Street, Map 19 Lot 70, 189 Main-Portland, LLC

                 185 Main Street, Map 19 Lot 71, Elmcrest Manor Psych. Ins. et al.

                 16 Perry Avenue, Map 20 Lot 16, Portland Town Center, LLC

                 14 Perry Avenue, Map 20 Lot 17, Portland Town Center, LLC

                 12 Perry Avenue, Map 20 Lot 18, Elmcrest Manor Joint Venture   

                 Perry Avenue, Map 20 Lot 19, Perry Portland Assoc. LLC

                 10 Perry Avenue, Map 20 Lot 20, Donald R. Markham

                 8 Perry Avenue, Map 20 Lot 21, Elmcrest Manor Joint Venture

                 6 Perry Avenie, Map 20 Lot 22, Hollie A. Hassan

                 4 Perry Avenue, Map 20 Lot 23, Elmcrest Manor Joint Venture

                 2 Perry Avenue, Map 20 Lot 24, Louis B. Fierman and Ameen Lane

                 Marlborough Street, Map 20 Lot 25, Louis B. Fierman and Ameen Lane

 

Notable

Trees         On Connecticut State list of largest trees:

                 2 Magnolias, 1 Sassafras, 2 Dawn Redwoods, 1 Silver Maple, 1 Douglas Fir

                (Source: Stephanie Fuss, Landscape Architect for Portland TownPlace,

                 PZC Meeting Minutes of 7/9/2009)

 

 

Brainerd House (1851)

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-Address: 29 Marlborough St.

-2-story Italianate-style home with a belvedere

-3 bay, cube-shaped structure facing north toward Marlborough Street

-Islamic Revival front entry porch with fluted columns on modified floral urns with ogee-arched decorative brackets supporting a balustraded roof

-Built of stuccoed brownstone on a brownstone foundation in a predominantly Italianate style

-Low hip roof of the main block, supported by massive paired brackets, is crowned by a rectangular belvedere with a lattice work balustrade which echoes the pattern of the wrought iron balconies of the second story windows

-A rectangular wing extends from the east side of the main block, with a street side porch

-A compatibly-styled stair tower was added to the rear of the building

Hart-Jarvis House (1829-30)

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-Address: 25 Marlborough St.

-2 1/2-story Greek Revival Temple form with flanking wings

-Set on a cut brownstone foundation

-Clapboarded, except for the façade of the portico wing faces and gables, which are flushboarded

-Originally faced west onto Main Street

-Main block displays 3 bay façade with shuttered 6/6 sash windows and a central entry door; four large flushboarded ionic columns support pedimented portico with dentil moulding

-Effect of quoins created on the corners of the structure with carved wooden blocks showing Georgian influence

-Central house has baluster railing around the edge of gable roof, with dormers, two on each side, and four chimneys, one in each corner

-Wings are patterned after main block, with flushboard faces under a roof supported by three smaller ionic columns

-The third "bay" under the open portico of the wing - in each case the one closest to the main block - is enclosed with an entry door surrounded by transom and sidelights

-Above portico roof of wings are 3/3 sash "eyebrow" windows

-East gables display Federal style gable fans with a blind fan in the southeast wing

-Southeast ell, nearly as large as the main block, was added later

-Significant alterations inside, but original detail is probably intact underneath

John Sage House (1884)

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-Address: 17 Marlborough Street

-2 1/2-story Queen Anne-style, balloon frame structure with regular coursed, brownstone ashlar block

-Situated 30 feet from street behind wrought-iron fench and evergreen growth

-Off-center, shed dormers with three, square, six pane windows project from the façade portion of the building's asphalt shingled, intersecting gable roof

-Three chimneys (one exterior, two interior) display decoratively corbelled tops.

-Three diamond pane windows adorn façade's two story, projecting central shed bay, and overlook a single bay, intersecting gable roofed, one story entry porch

-Each gable features overhang

-Pent overhang encompasses house between the first and second stories 

-Alterations: superimposition of wood shingles over the original clapboard sheathing; enclosure of open first story of the western wing; and recent 20th century additions to the rear elevation

Brainerd House Carriage House (1851)

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