Archive for the ‘Greek Revival’ Category

South Britain Academy (1835)

Monday, May 29th, 2017 Posted in Greek Revival, Houses, Schools, Southbury | No Comments »

The house at 698 South Britain Road in South Britain, Southbury was built c. 1835-1840 as a school called the South Britain Academy. The Academy, started around 1820, had a library and an Institute for Elocution and Debating. The school had closed by the 1860s and the building was converted into a residence. In 1922 it was acquired by Henry McCarthy, a merchant, and his wife, Helen McCarthy, who worked as secretary of Southbury’s board of Selectmen from 1943-1965 and then worked for the town’s social services office.

Higganum Congregational Church (1845)

Sunday, May 21st, 2017 Posted in Churches, Greek Revival, Haddam | No Comments »

In 1844, residents of the village of Higganum in the town of Haddam successfully petitioned to form their own ecclesiastical society, taking 135 members of the First Congregational Church of Haddam and that church’s minister, Rev. David Dudley Field. On July 23, 1845, the new congregation dedicated the Higganum Congregational Church at 23 Parsonage Road. In 1870, a rear addition to the church building was erected containing a chapel, conference room and kitchen. Another addition was constructed in 2012 to provide Christian Education classrooms, the church office and a remodeled Fellowship Hall.

Henry Hull House (1840)

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 Posted in Greek Revival, Guilford, Houses | No Comments »

The Greek Revival house at 215 State Street in Guilford was built c. 1840. It was the home of Henry Hull (1813-1885), originally of Killingworth, who married Lydia L Bishop of Guilford on March 22, 1838.

Christ Episcopal Church Parsonage (1835)

Monday, May 15th, 2017 Posted in Bethany, Greek Revival, Houses | No Comments »

Part of the property of Christ Episcopal Church, at 526 Amity Road in Bethany, is a house that serves as the church parsonage. Only one-room deep, it was built 1825 and 1830 and has later rear additions. The house was restored in 1957.

Edwin Griswold House (1838)

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 Posted in Essex, Greek Revival, Houses | No Comments »

Edwin Griswold (1813-1897) built the house at 33 Main Street in Ivoryton in 1838, on land he had purchased from his father, Daniel Griswold. Edwin was the partner of Samuel Merritt Comstock in the combmaking firm of Comstock & Griswold. Comstock had a house nearly identical to Griswold’s built at the same time on the other side of Bracket Lane. In 1903 the house was acquired by Clarence Bushnell. He and Linwell Behrens were bicycle salesmen who in 1904 started Behrens and Bushnell, one of the first auto dealerships in Middlesex County. The house was later owned by Comstock, Cheney & Co. and was also a parsonage of the Ivoryton Congregational Church.

Capt. Dolbeare House (1855)

Saturday, May 6th, 2017 Posted in Colonial Revival, Greek Revival, Houses, Old Saybrook | No Comments »

The Capt. Dolbeare House, located at 70 North Cove Road in Old Saybrook, is an 1855 ship captain’s home. The house was enlarged and remodeled in 1931, at which time the two-story colonnade on the west gable end was most likely added. The house was renovated by developer John Aldi in the 1990s.

Henry Dickinson House (1847)

Monday, April 24th, 2017 Posted in Berlin, Greek Revival, Houses | No Comments »

The Greek Revival house at 48 Four Rod Road in Berlin was built c. 1847 by Henry Dickinson, a blacksmith. The side ell is a later addition.