Explore this historic home, admire the detail throughout and make sure to visit the “Crow’s Nest”
25 Court Street, with a tall, brick tower, built in 1880 in the French style (popularized by the building of the boulevards of Paris by Napolean II), was the home of industrialist Frederick Platt, founder of New Britain Machine Company, now a division of Litton Industries.
This home was restored to its former beauty in the 1980s. Among other achievements, Mr. Platt, president of New Britain Machine and the New Britain Lumber and Coal Co., was instrumental in the development of New Britain General Hospital. For many years, the home served as storage for the Kolodny Brothers Hardware Store.