James Vance Architects

57 Gillett St, Hartford CT 06105 860.247.0617 fax: 860.247.4690


Colt Firearms Factory Dome | Hartford, CT

 Restoration of a prominent Hartford icon: the
historic onion dome at the Colt Firearms factory.
Project involved locating and documenting
a surviving original column so that an accurate
replication of 16 original columns could be
made. Dome was completely cleaned of paint and
repainted. Stars were numbered, removed, gold
leafed and replaced. A replica of the original
rampant colt was adapted for installation and
mounted on the restored gold leafed sphere.

colt blue onion dome image

lyceum button 1

lyceum button 2

lyceum button 3

lyceum button 4

colt dome button

west street school button 1

west street school button 2

west street school button 3

new hartford town hall button 1

new hartford town hall button 2

new hartford town hall button 3

noah webster school button 1

noah webster school button 2

noah webster school button 3

noah webster school button 4

noah webster school button 5

noah webster school button 6

memorial arch button 1

memorial arch button 2

memorial arch button 3