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Barnard, Henry, House

Hartford, Connecticut
County of Hartford.
National Register Number: 66000803
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: CT-1 Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 21, 1965):
This three-story brick house is historically significant as the home of Henry Barnard (1811-1900) who, as the first U.S. Commissioner of Education, helped stimulate the growth of the public school system in this country. From 1855 to 1882, Barnard's 31-volume "American Journal of Education" made material on educational practices and techniques available to teachers across the country.

The building has deteriorated over the years through a lack of maintenance.

Recommendation/Change since last report:
The house requires immediate stabilization, followed by a thorough rehabilitation

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