Austin, A. Everett, House

Also known as: Austin House
130 Scarborough St., Hartford, Connecticut


Street View 


The drama and avant-garde thrust that A. Everett Austin, Jr. (1900-1957) brought to his work as an innovative museum director (Wadsworth Atheneum, 1927-1944) are fully expressed in his house. Behind a facade that revives Scamozzi, the house combines the disparate Baroque and International styles, both of which Austin championed at the musuem. The social activities at this house brought together an international group of pioneering figures in the arts, attracted to Hartford by Austin's revolutionary exhibitions an programs at the Atheneum. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, April 19, 1994

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 19, 1994
Reference number
Architectural style
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Classical Revival
Areas of significance
Architecture; Social History
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person; A - Event
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Period of significance
Significant years
1930; 1940

Update Log 

  • October 3, 2017: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett