William H. Allen (architect)

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William H. Allen (1858–1936) was an American architect who worked in New Haven, Connecticut. He designed hundreds of houses and other buildings.[1]

Allen, a native of Northampton, Massachusetts, moved to New Haven around 1867 or 1868 and spent most of his adult life there.[1]

He and Richard Williams' Beaux Arts architecture design for the New Haven County Courthouse won a design competition over submissions from several well-known architects. The building, erected in 1914, prominently faces the New Haven Green. [2] [3]

Several of his works are individually listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).[4] Many others are contributing buildings in New Haven's NRHP-listed Whitney Avenue Historic District and other historic districts.

Works include (with attribution):


  1. ^ a b c Randall Beach (June 4, 2011). "Meet New Haven's greatest unknown architect".
  2. ^ Heather L. McGrath and William G. Foulks (July 9, 2002). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: New Haven County Courthouse (including 20 photo copies)". National Park Service. and Accompanying 13 photos, exterior and interior, from 2002
  3. ^ William E. Devlin and John Herzan (February 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Fyler-Hotchkiss Estate / Torrington Historical Society, Hotchkiss-Fyler House". National Park Service. and Accompanying 18 photos, exterior and interior, from 1986 and 1985
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.