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Trees for Fairfield Avenue



Sunset Maple

Sunset Maple

After three years, the major MDC water and CNG gas line replacements are nearing completion. We’ll all be ecstatic to get our street back to normal!

MDC in conjunction with Knox Parks has a plan to plant dozens of trees along the tree belt between Roxbury Street and Cedar Hill Cemetery, as well as on Freeman Street.

A variety of trees will be put in place, including Dogwood, Hawthorne, Cherry, Shadblow, Maple, Redbud, Oak, Elm and others. This is great news for our neighborhood and we will welcome the plantings!

Spring Clean Up Time!

FANA is working with the Knox Parks Foundation and the City of Hartford in the Great American Clean Up. We’ll meet at the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial on the green across from Fire Station 15 where gloves, rakes, litter picks, etc. will be provided to help improve the green and Hyland Park. Come for an hour or for the entire event—9am to Noon. Everyone welcome! Together, we’ll make our neighborhood cleaner, safer and better for all.

Arbor Day Celebration

Saturday, April 28, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Free for All
Celebrate Arbor Day at Cedar Hill by helping plant trees as part of Knox Parks’ Trees for Hartford Neighborhoods program. Artist Justin Trigila will be finalizing his temporary art installation utilizing natural materials inspired by the Cemetery. Nature crafts and I Spy activities will be available for children and families.


To volunteer to plant trees contact Beverly Lucas at (860) 956-3311 or Lunch will be provided for volunteers.

What To Do About Those Old Wood Windows?

You’ve seen the ads – there’s a big discount on vinyl replacement windows and you’re pretty tired of hearing the wind whistle through your wood ones all winter long. Here’s a look at how you can weatherize your historic home … and why you should!

Hartford’s Preservation Ordinance ~ What Does It Mean For You?

Here’s a brief pamphlet on Hartford’s Preservation Ordinance that will give you an overview on what to expect now that your home is located within an historic district in Hartford. This has been put in PDF format so that you can easily download and print it out.

City Officials to Meet with FANA

On Wednesday, January 18, 2012, officials from the City of Hartford will attend a meeting of FANA at Memorial Baptist Church to present plans for improvements to Hyland Park. The park, which has seen some deterioration over time but is now receiving attention, recently had an addition of a new Little League ballfield. The next phase is improvements in walkways, playground and spray pool. All neighbors are encouraged to attend this important meeting to provide feedback on the proposed plan.

When: Wed., Jan. 18, 2012 at 6:00pm
Where: Memorial Baptist Church, 142 Fairfield Ave., Hartford
Contact: Karen at 860-956-9863 for more info.

National Historic District Plaques

National Register Historic District plaques are available with a $35 check payable to Treasurer, State of Connecticut sent to Stacey Vairo at the address below. Be sure to include the ADDRESS of the listed property on Fairfield Avenue on your check.

If that address if different that the one to where the check should be mailed, be sure to include the ship-to address also.

Stacey S. Vairo
State and National Register Coordinator
State Historic Preservation Office
Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)
One Constitution Plaza, 2nd Floor
Hartford, CT 06103

One Street, One Plan

On July 6, 2011, members of FANA walked parts of Fairfield Avenue with representatives from the City of Hartford Planning Division to discuss traffic calming, pedestrian-friendly crossings, streetscaping and other issues. Here is the  FANAIssues_Report as presented to the City of Hartford.

FANA Wins One City Award

Congratulations neighbors on receiving the One City Award! FANA was recognized by the City for taking action to improve the quality of life in Hartford. Thirty-eight trees were planted along Fairfield Avenue, plans have been developed for creating a new little league field and new playscape in Hyland Park, and work has been completed to designate Fairfield Avenue as a National Historic District.

National Register of Historic Places Registration Form

View the 90-page PDF document on why Fairfield Avenue in Hartford, Connecticut should be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.