Harris Place Building

165 State Street

Harris Place is one of the finest historic buildings in New London. It has been completely renovated with all new plumbing, electric, sprinklers and so on. It is, perhaps, the best rental value in New London. For leases of more than 1,000 square feet for two years or longer, initial rents now begin at $12.50 per square foot for the larger spaces and go up over the first eighteen months $13.25 per square foot. Smaller single room or two room spaces are also available. All services are included except the tenant’s own telephone and the electrical charges (generally separately metered).  The building provides, in most of the spaces, the heat and air conditioning and maintenance of all common areas. The spaces generally vary in size from 350 square feet to 2,000 square feet (one at 4,000 square feet).

Harris Place is the Building with the most soul in New London. We have artists, art galleries, advertising innovators, internet geniuses, health and wellness care professionals, counselors, attorneys, and others. It is the home of the amazing Visual Art Library and Conference Center and MS17 Gallery. It is a wonderful group. Please consider joining us. Come take a look anyway. Call or email me, George Waterman, (917)-513-4663  ghw@gwaterman.com

The Visual Art Library Reading Room has recently opened in Harris Place. This is one of the largest contemporary art reference libraries in the United States.

The location is absolutely central to the downtown area. The main post office for New London is right across the street. The Post Office is a beautiful 1930s building. (The murals inside were funded in 1938 by a Public Works of Art Project grant and painted by Thomas Sergeant LaFarge), Cty Hall is next door. Two large parking garages and an open lot are all within a block and a half.  The open parking lot at $26 monthly is half the cost of the garages. Within a two block area, there are two banks, fifteen restaurants, a copy and printing shop (next door). Harris Place is two blocks from the state and local courthouses, including the historic 1784 courthouse, built just after the Revolution. The newly renovated and recently opened Holiday Inn is just a block and a half away. Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney are just across the street. There are many shops within this area, a flower shop, a high quality liquor store, a frame shop, clothing and music stores, and others. There are many law firms downtown, including two in Harris place. Harris Place ia also home to engineering firms, professional counseling groups, a catering company, and one of the most innovative advertising firms in Connecticut, and others.

An apartment house, generally full, is across the street and many nearby historic three story buildings have been gentrified and renovated to include apartments on the second and third floors. There has been quite a transformation to the downtown in the last five years. The new Coast Guard $80 million Museum has now been announced, on the waterfront, just a block and a half away. Just imagine the changes that this will bring to the downtown area. The projected 600,000 annual visitors will transform downtown New London.

The Atrium Cafe is located in the Harris Place Atrium. The glass-roofed atrium is 100 feet long and 30 feet high. Tenants may  schedule the use of the atrium for their events.

The Amtrak train station, the famous H.H.Richardson 1885 masterpiece, is just two blocks away. Each weekday eleven northbound and eleven southbound trains stop in New London, including one Acela each way. In addition, the local commuter train to and from New Haven makes stops at the New London station. Those working in New London have very convenient public transportation. Greyhound bus stops here on the north and southbound routes between Boston and New York, and, of course, the city buses all come through downtown New London. New London is also the hub for the ferries to Block Island, Fishers Island, and Orient Point, Long Island. These leave from the waterside of the train station. Harris Place is just one mile from the Interstate 95 exit.

Just two blocks away, by the historic courthouse, is the Garde Theater, a center of culture in Southeastern Connecticut, and across the street from the Garde is the historic New London Public Library with the Augustus Saint Gaudens’ rondo of the donor on its balcony. There are numerous religions represented in the New London churches. Six of Louis Comfort Tiffany windows are located in St James’s Church downtown, one of the largest concentrations of his work anywhere.

Please call or email me, George Waterman. I have owned the building for more than 30 years. (917)-513-4663  ghw@gwaterman.com.  Come and take a look.