Our goal is to present information on Asylum Hill’s neighborhood – not to explain it.
Who: mostly we work with the dead – but we hope as this site expands that we will be able to include
living history as well.
What: basically, if it made the newspaper, we’ll include it, and we supplement this information with
secondary sources as available.
Where: we hope to have an address for every place we mention, but unfortunately, not every place we
mention is still standing. And just to make it more complicated, the City of Hartford seems to have
changed its street numbers at some point in either the 1870s or the 1890s.
When: we’re focused on things that we can put down on the calendar. You can look at the history of
the whole neighborhood as it unfolds, or you can also check out events as they relate specifically to
people and places