Adam J. Stark has given 750 Main Street his name one year after purchasing The Stark Building.
“Transforming this classic into a modern premium office building right in the center of Hartford’s renaissance has been truly exciting,” said Stark.
The 17-story, brick-and-limestone building at 750 Main Street was constructed by the Hartford-Connecticut Trust Co. in 1921.
The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the oldest high-rise commercial building in downtown Hartford.
Situated on a prominent corner location across from the Old State House, the building features two- and three-story windowed arches and is capped with a superstructure designed to resemble a pedimented Roman temple. Architects for the Hartford Trust Building were Morris & O’Connor.
Stark said he and his team have worked painstakingly to preserve the character of this building while bringing it up to twenty-first century standards.
“We wanted to celebrate the building’s Old World charm by preserving the magnificent architectural features and reintroducing a formal doorman to greet our tenants in order to make the experience of entering the building unique and special,” he added.
Significant upgrades to enhance the beauty and energy efficiency of the building include: a newly remodeled lobby, LED lighting throughout the building, upgraded elevators, HVAC and plumbing systems, artwork displays throughout and in all common areas, and a unique fiber optic backbone that can give tenants access to managed phone and internet systems integrated into their leases.
At a recent grand reopening, the antique high rise regained its rightful place in the Hartford night skyline when the state-of-the-art computerized lighting system was activated for the first time by honored guest, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin.
The lighting system is similar to those that have recently been installed by many iconic skyscrapers around the globe.
Stark said he is thrilled with the reception he has received in Hartford. “We are renewing and extending many leases and welcoming new clients in at a rapid pace. In our first year, we have had more than 43,000 ss/f of signed and/or renewed leases and have welcomed significant new clients including TakeOut7, Wolf, Horowitz & Etlinger LLC, The Hayber Law Firm, and more. These companies share our excitement about being at the center of the vibrant new energy that has taken hold of this historic city.”