HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The former home of 19th century abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe in Hartford is a step closer to designation as a national historic landmark.
The nomination was approved this week by the National Historic Landmark Committee, which sent it on to the National Park System Advisory Board for the final determination.
The former home of the author who wrote "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is in the Nook Farm neighborhood of Connecticut's capital.
Last month, U.S. Sens. Joe Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal along with U.S. Rep. John Larson wrote in support of the Stowe house's nomination to the chief of the National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks Program.