Day-Taylor house was built in 1857 in a beautiful Italian architecture style villa along Samuel Colt, the manufacturer of the Colt revolver arms Mear built property built directly into the street. Located in the center of the architectural heritage of Colt 81 Wethersfield Avenue, there was a stay of several prominent Hartford, Connecticut families.
Day-Taylor House was designed by Hirim Billel, the famous architect who also built Hartford Connecticut State Capitol building and the Memorial Arch in Bushnell Park. He was influenced by the ideas of Andrew Jackson Downing, wrote treatises on landscape and architecture, which were very popular at the time.
The three-story red brick and trimmed white building has an asymmetrical facade is dominated by floor-to-ceiling arched windows at each level, balconies, wrought iron lintels and a flat roof dome. Hooks along the low-pitched roof and dome are very detailed and complex. The facade has remained unchanged since its original construction.
The house was later occupied by his father, an attorney general of Connecticut. Subsequent owners included Munsill Mary Borden Borden Milk Company and Edwin Taylor. In 1974, it was purchased by the redevelopment agency Hartford.
Day-Taylor House is also important to Hartford Colt architectural heritage that extends about two blocks from each side of the Wethersfield Avenue. The area is designated as Colt City historic district.
Day-Taylor house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. The combination is one of the largest manufacturers of Hartford Hirim Billel it was built in the same year, just across the street from Samuel Colt Homes and Real Estate Mear Arms Park, and it was in the hands of many people occupied a remarkable Hartford Hartford, Connecticut’s most important historic houses