Below are but a few of the resources used in collecting information for this website. Several of these books are out of print but may be found at the
. We recommend these for your own research on Hartford's history.
The City of Hartford 17841984: An Illustrated History by Ellsworth Strong Grant and Marion Hepburn Grant, published by the Connecticut Historical Society, 1986.
City of Hartford and Vicinity ... and Their Resources compiled by J. H. Sutherland, published by The Evening Post Association, 1900.
The Colonial History of Hartford, by Rev. William DeLoss Love, published by the author, 1914
Connecticut: A Guide to Its Roads, Lore and People by Wilbur L. Cross, Federal Writers' Project (Conn.), published in 1938 by Houghton Mifflin, Boston.
Connecticut's Canals, by Charles Rufus Harte, published by the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers, 1933
Grace, Grit and Growling by David Arcidiacono.
The Great Hartford Picture Book by Wilson H. Faude, published by The Donning Company, 1985
Hartford: An Illustrated History of Connecticut's Capital by Glenn Weaver, published by Windsor Publications, Inc., 1982
Hartford and Its Points of Interest published 1895 by the Mercantile Illustrating Company of New York.
Hartford Architecture, Vols One, Two and Three by the Hartford Architecture Conservancy, 1978-1980
Hartford, Conn. as a Manufacturing, Business and Commercial Center: with Brief Sketches of its History, Attractions, Leading Industries and Institutions. By P.H. Woodward, published by the Hartford Board of Trade, 1889.
Historical Hartford Courant. The nation's oldest continuously-published newspaper is fully digitized from 1764-1987 and can be found online through iConn.org.
A History of the Connecticut River by Wick Griswold, published by The History Press, 2012
Hartford History: A Series of Papers by Willis I. Twitchell, published by Press of the Plimpton Mfg. Co., 1907, c1899
Hartford; Yesterday and Today by Robert H. Arnold, printed by Wolf Color Graphics, 1985
History of Hartford Streets: Their Names with Origin and Dates of Use by Albert L. Washburn and Henry R. Buck, published in 1911 by the Municipal Arts Society of Hartford.
Images of America: Hartford, Volume I by Wilson H. Faude, published by Arcadia Publishing, 1994
Images of America: Hartford, Volume II by Wilson H. Faude, published by Arcadia Publishing, 1995
In and About Hartford Its People & Places, by Marion Hepburn Grant, published by the Connecticut Historical Society, 1989
Laying of the Corner-Stone of the CT State Library and Supreme Court Building at Hartford May 25, 1909. Ceremony booklet published by the State of Connecticut.
Livingplaces.com, published by the Gombach Group in Morrisville, Pennsylvania
The Memorial History of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884 by James Hammond Trumbull and Clarence F. Jewett. Published 1886 by E.L. Osgood, Boston.
Monument: The Connecticut State Capitol edited by David Park Curry and Patricia Daws Pierce, published 1979 by the Old State House Association, Hartford.