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Historic Buildings of Bristol: Newell Jennings House

Newell Jennings House (1917)

The house at 4 Oakland Street in Bristol was built in 1917 and came to be well-known as an exemplar of the Colonial/Georgian Revival style after it was featured in the Christmas 1920 issue of House Beautiful (“An Adaptation of the Colonial House,” by Alexander E. Hoyle).

Designed by Goodell & Root, the house was built for Newell Jennings (1883-1965), who (starting in 1910) practiced law with his uncle, Roger S. Newell, in the firm of Newell & Jennings.

The year the house was built, Jennings was appointed assistant state attorney. He was later a Hartford Superior Court judge.

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