29 November 1996
| 4 ha|
| West Hill Dr. bounded by Farmington Ave., West Hartford, Connecticut|
Colonial Revival architecture, Tudor Revival architecture
West Hill Historic District (West Hartford, Connecticut) Wikipedia
The West Hill Historic District is a prestigious residential subdivision of the town of West Hartford, Connecticut. Also known as Vanderbilt Estate, it was first established as a local historic district in 1988 and later listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.
West Hill Drive is the site of the original estate of Cornelius Jeremiah Vanderbilt, son of Cornelius "Commodore" Vanderbilt. (Not to be confused with Cornelius Vanderbilt II, grandson of Cornelius "Commodore" Vanderbilt and son of William Henry Vanderbilt.) Only the brownstone wall and piers remain of the original estate. The current area was laid out in 1919 by Stanley Dimock and Horace Grant, utilizing brick and stucco in the Tudor and Colonial Revival styles. The subdivision features a narrow roadway and hidden utilities. Most houses date back from the 1920s.