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2022 Collectible Holiday Ornament

2022 Collectible Holiday Ornament

Regular price $20.00 USD
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Announcing the new limited edition West Hartford Collectible 2022 Holiday Ornament!

Our annual limited edition glass ornaments feature iconic scenes of West Hartford. The 2022 ornament depicts the Tudor-style building in West Hartford Center that is perhaps best known as the location of Bennett's Card shop. Quantities are limited so add this stunning 2022 ornament to your collection while supplies last!

Each ornament comes with a gold ribbon and is attractively packaged. On the back of the package, you will find the history of the building:

This commemorative ornament depicts the iconic Tudor-style building at the intersection of Farmington Avenue and LaSalle Road in West Hartford Center. Prior to the 1920s, West Hartford Center was largely residential. A house owned by George Hall occupied the space from 1912-1929, and it spent several years as a funeral home. In 1929, the house was torn down to make way for a retail space on the corner of Farmington Avenue, designed by architect George L. Dunkelberger. The following year, William D. Clark bought an empty lot next door on LaSalle Road and hired architect George Zunner to add to the existing store, thereby making the L-shaped building that still stands today. Zunner used the same architectural elements as Dunkelberger to blend the two buildings, including old English dark-style brick, a slate roof, and show windows of copper and plate glass.

Tenants in the 1930s included Hilliard’s Candy and O.W. Hjerpe, dealers in plumbing supplies. In more recent memory, this building was home to Bennett's Card & Party Emporium, an iconic business in West Hartford Center for many years. It opened its doors on the corner of Farmington Ave. and LaSalle Rd. in November of 1963. As a self-described card shop and candy store, Bennett’s provided one-stop shopping for the perfect gift or special occasion.  

The proceeds from the purchase of this ornament supports the Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical Society, which serves as a repository for the history of West Hartford, Connecticut. Our mission is to preserve, interpret, and champion Noah Webster’s legacy and birthplace, as well as the history of West Hartford, the town that nurtured him.



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