Finishing touches at 115 Sigourney5/19/2020
The gable over the front porch seemed to be lacking something, so we started experimenting with the idea of adding a design to it that would reflect the design in the main gable.
This is a paper insert. The blank was created by our architect, Crosskey, and the paint was added by our intrepid high school volunteer.
2019 Bantam Beginnings08/28/2019
We had our annual group of Trinity College freshmen volunteering today at all of our project sites. These two students were at 115 & 117 Sigourney, while the rest were down on Hawthorn -- and yes, I was too lazy to go down and get a group shot.
I did learn something today: this group volunteered as part of Bantam Beginnings, the official name for the freshman orientation
The meaning of the wood inlay at 115 Sigourney Street8/13/2019
In between the south parlor and the passage to the kitchen, there’s a line of inlaid wood. You can mostly see it in the photo of the parlor, there on the floor to the right of the fireplace. There’s a similar line of inlaid wood between the north parlor and the dining room. What do they mean? They represent the original front of the house – the front se
Volunteer from Aetna05/10/2019
Anneke Velthuizen volunteered at 115 & 117 Sigourney Street today. Anneke, who works at Aetna, pitched in with Keith Powell and David Cunningham to get a lot of work done today, which helps us to keep our homes affordable for their future owners.
Interested in volunteering? We advertise volunteer opportunities through our member institutions, but if you don’t work f
Progress at 115 Sigourney Street04/04/2019
The new hardwood floors are going in. The wood inlay, which is in between the parlor and the kitchen and in between the dining room and the side parlor, marks the original front of the house. We thought it would be a nice feature to mark the divide between the original 1880s house and the 1890s addition, and we think the wood inlay looks really good.
Also, take a look at the
Progress at 115 Sigourney Street12/03/2018
We're moving along at 115 Sigourney Street: the insulation is going in, and we've constructed the new staircase to the second floor. This will open up the foyer into a two-story cathedral ceiling, and we think it will have the dramatic effect that this house deserves. Also, there's still one reminder left from the office that used to be on the first flor: the old desk!&n
Volunteers from The Hartford at work on 115 Sigourney Street09/17/2018
And not just any volunteers: these were our good friends from The Hartford's Office of Corporate Social Responsibility! We work with this team throughout the year to revitalize Asylum Hill on projects that range from our homeownership development to our annual summer walking tours (a Hartford Happening) to helping to organize other groups of volunteers from The Hartford to come
Progress at 115 Sigourney Street09/07/2018
We're moving along steadily at 115 Sigourney -- the new floor plan is beginning to emerge, especially on the second floor. Shots here include a look at the future kitchen, future dining room, future north and south parlors, and a last look (probably) at the past staircase to the second floor. Some fun items to note, both in the north parlor, include the pockets we uncovered where th
A new way to the basement07/20/2018
We’ve added a new interior staircase into the basement at 115 Sigourney Street. This was mostly for our convenience right now, but we expect it will be super convenient for the future homeowner. While we were at it, we also framed out the new half bath that will go here. For your visual reference, this is looking into the northwest corner of the house, where the office k
It's good to have friends like we have friends!04/02/2018
It’s the last thing we needed to address: the multiple file cabinets full of files on clients of the non-profit entity that occupied 115 Sigourney Street last. We still haven’t quite figured out the circumstances of their departure from 115 Sigourney Street except to conclude it was abrupt, because they left a lot of stuff behind. Most of it we could give to our no
Thanks To Our Friends From JELLO!1/17/2017
A group of students participating in Trinity College's January Experience of Living, Learning, and Outreach (JELLO) volunteered today at 115 and 117 Sigourney Street. Work included cleaning up the site, inside and out, and making the whole place look presentable.
Trinity College and NINA have partnered now for close to 10 years, with groups of students coming up at least three ti
First Look down the pipeline12/16/2014
One of our members, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, is giving us property for Christmas! 115 Sigourney Street and 117 Sigourney Street have long been part of the City of Hartford's Lead Abatement Program. A non-profit that managed the program had its offices on the first floor of 115, and then the second floor of 115 and all of the units in 117 were temporary living