William H. Allen

Architect, Deceased Person

– 1936


Who was William H. Allen?

William H. Allen was an American architect who worked in New Haven, Connecticut. He designed hundreds of houses and other buildings.

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

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.

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

Works include:

Fyler-Hotchkiss Estate, 192 Main St. Torrington, CT, NRHP-listed

New Haven County Courthouse, 121 Elm St. New Haven, CT, NRHP-listed

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad general office building, permitted 1892, "a marvelous edifice", demolished

Plymouth Congregational Church, 1469 Chapel St. New Haven, CT, NRHP-listed

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on July 23, 2013


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