Harkness Mansion

Project Overview & Specifications

  • Project Location:
    Waterford, CT
  • Project Architect:
    Roger S. Clarke Architect
  • Owner:
    State of Connecticut
  • Completion Date:
    June 1998
  • Cost Range:
    $3,455,562
Harkness Memorial State Park is a public park located on Long Island Sound in the town of Waterford, Connecticut. Eolia, a 42-room Renaissance Revival mansion with elaborate gardens and greenhouses, is the center of the 304-acre park. The mansion was built in 1906 by William and Jesse Stillman. The Harkness Family left the property to the State of Connecticut in 1950 and it slowly fell into disrepair and closed to the public. Kronenberger & Sons performed a complete exterior envelope and interior restoration to the entire building. This included restoring masonry, wood, metal, plaster, molding details, paneling, trim, doors, windows, tiles, and more. The mansion reopened to the public in 1998. Harkness Mansion is #86003331 on the National Register of Historic Places.

Press Mentions

Eolia to be guest star on television show

Author: Patricia Daddona, The Day

Harkness Mansion Returning to its Former Grandeur

Author: Heather Vogell, The Day
6/9/1998

Mansion returning to former glory

Author: Francesca Kefalas, Norwich Bulletin
6/9/1998

Restoration of Harkness now officially under way

Author: Heather Vogell, The Day
12/1/1996

Shimmers of Old Glory In Harkness State Park

Author: Carolyn Battista, The New York Times
10/11/1998

South Meriden firm nears completion of mansion renovations

Author: Richard Lee, The Record-Journal
6/9/1998

State Park Restoration Project Proceeds

Author: CT ABC
6/1/1997

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