Relationship to surroundingsThis carriage barn is located on a hill behind, to the west of, its associated house, a large Queen Anne mansion in the Plantsville Historic District. The barn is reached by a curving drive up from Elm Street past the mansion, or alternatively by a drive from Church Street to the west. An early 20th-century garage for a house at 90 Prospect Street sits adjacent to the north, apparently utilizing the same access drive from Church Street. The neighborhood consists of some streets of densely-developed 19th- and early-20th-century homes, while other blocks have larger lots like this .83-acre parcel, with substantial mansions of the mill owners of Planstville's period of industrial prosperity. Many of the large lots have been further subdivided and infill construction added, as with the 20th-century bungalow next door at 38 Elm Street.