In Asylum Hill! When our member institutions – Aetna, The Hartford, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, and Webster Bank (plus MassMutual and ING, but they’ve moved on) – got together to see what they could do jointly to revitalize Hartford, they looked specifically at their own backyard, which is Asylum Hill. They created NINA and charged NINA with its mission to eliminate blight and to expand the opportunities everyone on the Hill has to a healthy, happy, and safe time here. Aetna, The Hartford, and Saint Francis Hospital have all been here for almost a century, and while Webster Bank is a relative newcomer to the neighborhood, they along with our historic institutions have dedicated themselves to revitalizing Asylum Hill by supporting NINA’s operations annually.
We’ve put together some walks you can take around the neighborhood if you’d like to see some of its history and architectural character. Each walk can be done in about an hour, less if you’re in it for the exercise, and we’ve highlighted some important sites along the way on each walk. If you’d like us to take you on a tour, just ask! We like nothing more than showing off our neighborhood.