About Hamlin Court
The HAMLIN COURT CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION comprises 28 units created in the old Central School building. Whether you are working or retired, reticent or gregarious, young or old, the condominium is perfect for you. Anyone working on Main Street in Middletown can walk to work, as can Wesleyan employees, while Hartford and New Haven both are within commuting distance. When you aren’t working, you can walk to Wesleyan events (concerts, movies, dance programs, art exhibits), to Russell Library (excellent and varied programs as well as a very good collection of materials), to the cinema multiplex, to the Y (swimming pool and gymnasium available), to the Main Street Market indoor mall, and to many, many, many fine restaurants. If you want to drive farther afield, you can easily go to the shore or to quaint & curious shops in neighboring towns. Attractions such as Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium, and Sturbridge Village are easy day trips. Furthermore, New York City and Boston are each a 2 hour drive away. The Middletown area has hiking trails and historic attractions of its own, but you can also go to Cape Cod or the Green Mountains, Hyde Park or Plymouth Notch, Newport or Newburyport---well, you get the idea! Conversely, you can stay quietly at home, perhaps going out into the lovely courtyard to chat with neighbors, read a book, or have a picnic. The residents of Hamlin Court are of all ages and backgrounds; we have had infants and 90 year olds residing simultaneously. If you are a pleasant, responsible person, you will fit in quite well.
ABOUT OUR BUILDING: Central School was established as the town's high school in 1840, the first public high school in the state. It was remodeled in 1869. In 1894-1896, the large and more ornate Middletown High School was built one block over, on Court Street, and Central School was converted to an elementary school. It’s not clear how extensively it was remodeled. Presumably the "Kindergarten" carved over what is now the mail room would have been added when it became an elementary school, and rooms would have been rearranged. A fire destroyed part of Central School in the 1950s. Scant information exists about that fire or how extensive the damage was. The school was repaired and continued to operate for several more years before closing at some point in the 70s. Around 1980 it was converted to the current condominium, with sales starting in 1981.
Hamlin Court Condominium Association | 201 College Street | Middletown, CT 06457