Archive for the ‘Greek Revival’ Category

Rufus C. Shepard House (1847)

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 Posted in Greek Revival, Houses, Old Saybrook | No Comments »

The Greek Revival house at 83 Old Boston Post Road in Old Saybrook was built in 1847 by Rufus C. Shepard, a deacon of the Congregational Church who served as County Commissioner and Representative in the state legislature.

William H. Thompson House (1850)

Saturday, January 7th, 2017 Posted in East Windsor, Greek Revival, Houses | No Comments »

William Howe Thompson (1813-1901) acquired his father’s farm in the village of Melrose in East Windsor after his marriage to Huldah Chapin (1818-1897) in 1836. There he erected a Greek Revival farmhouse in 1850 (219 Melrose Road). Thompson had an office in the wing of his home from which he managed his various farms. He was also a civic leader, serving as selectman and tax assessor in East Windsor and as a representative in the state legislature in 1861-1862. Deacon Thompson was also one of the founders of the Broad Brook Congregational Church. Shortly before his death Thompson sold the farm to his neighbor, John Pease. In 1957 the farm passed from the Pease to the Smigiel family, which grew tobacco. Today the property survives as a particularly well-preserved example of a Connecticut River Valley farmstead, with associated nineteenth-century barn, tobacco shed and pumphouse.

Samuel E. Merwin House (1858)

Friday, December 30th, 2016 Posted in Greek Revival, Houses, Watertown | No Comments »

The house at 186 Woodruff Avenue in Watertown was built 1858 and was the home of Samuel E. Merwin. This is probably the same Samuel E. Merwin (1831-1907), later a resident of New Haven, who served as Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut from 1889 to 1893.

William S. Nevins House (1840)

Saturday, December 24th, 2016 Posted in Farmington, Greek Revival, Houses | No Comments »

William S. Nevins built the Greek Revival house at 21 Main Street in Farmington around 1840. He sold the house soon after, in 1843, to Samuel Burgess, who sold it six years later to the sisters Clarissa K. Jones (d. 1881) and Belinda Jones (d. 1883). The house had a number of owners through the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Gilead Congregational Church (1838)

Sunday, December 18th, 2016 Posted in Churches, Greek Revival, Hebron | No Comments »

In 1747 residents of Hebron voted to crate a second Congregational parish within the town. Located in the section called Gilead, the new church was formally incorporated in May 1748 and the first meeting house was erected the following year. This building was torn down and replaced by the current Gilead Congregational Church, located at 672 Gilead Street, in 1838.

William Daniels House (1855)

Thursday, December 15th, 2016 Posted in Berlin, Greek Revival, Houses, Italianate | No Comments »

The Italianate house at 29 Four Rod Road in Berlin was built around 1855 by William Daniels. Because Daniels was a carpenter-builder, the house’s elaborate Greek Revival ornamentation may have served to advertise his skill at carving.

Leman Riggs House (1829)

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 Posted in Greek Revival, Houses, Oxford | No Comments »

195 Riggs St., Oxford

The house at 195 Riggs Street in Oxford was built c. 1829 by Leman Riggs. A later owner was Wales A. Hubbell (1844-1866), who had a blacksmith shop on the property.