Archive for the ‘Federal Style’ Category

Chrysler House (1825)

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 Posted in Chaplin, Federal Style, Houses | No Comments »

Built circa 1825-1830, the house at 15 Chaplin Street in Chaplin is known as the Chrysler House for the family that owned it for much of he twentieth century. The least ornate of the three brick houses in the Chaplin Historic District (the others are the Whitter House and the Goodell House), all built around the same time), the Chrysler House has been much altered over the years. A front porch, which covered part of the original fan light over the door, was later removed, but the fan light remains filled in. The interior has been altered, with the original central stairs replaced by a large parlor. A notable resident of the house was Sidney V. Chrysler, a puppeteer whose puppet theater was housed in an ell of the house. The theater is now part of the collections of the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at UCONN.

Samuel Hart, Jr. House (1813)

Friday, January 5th, 2018 Posted in Federal Style, Houses, Old Saybrook | No Comments »

In 1813, Samuel Hart Jr. built the Federal-style house at the current address of 64 Cromwell Place in the North Cove Historic District in Old Saybrook. Capt. Samuel Doty, a mariner in the West Indies trade and a shipbuilder, had an earlier house on the site. It was torn down to built the current house.

Clark-Bailey House (1828)

Thursday, December 28th, 2017 Posted in Federal Style, Haddam, Houses | No Comments »

The house at 381 Saybrook Road in Higganum in Haddam was built in 1828 by Silas Clark, who lost it a year later in a lawsuit. Asahel P. Bailey purchased the house in 1849. Bailey was a wood turner who later became a blacksmith and worked for the D. & H. Scoville Hoe Company. After Bailey’s death in 1901, one of his two daughters, Sabra, and her husband, Frederic Kelsey occupied the house until the early 1930s. The house remained in the extended Bailey family until 1938.

Joseph Hale House (1820)

Thursday, December 21st, 2017 Posted in Federal Style, Houses, Middlefield | No Comments »

Located at 112 Main Street in the Rockfall neighborhood of Middlefield is a house built c. 1820 by Joseph Hale. He had received the land from his uncle in 1819, after his marriage to Julia Stow (died 1843). As executor, Hale settled the estate of his father-in-law, Joshua Stow, and then sold the house to Freeman Johnson in 1849. Hale moved to Ohio, where he died in 1855. Johnson sold the house to his son, Ira N. Johnson, who manufactured pistols. As related in the History of Middlefield and Long Hill (1883), by Thomas Atkins,

[the] Pistol factory was erected by a company of young men, namely, Henry Aston, Ira N. Johnson, Sylvester Bailey, John North, Nelson Aston, and Peter Ashton. They took a large contract of the government of the United States for making pistols; an additional contract was granted them. When the work was finished the property was put up at auction by the company, and Ira N. Johnson was the highest bidder, and the property came to him in 1852. Since then, the manufacture of pistols and other things has been carried on by Johnson and others up to the time the factory was burned, which was on the night of the 21st of Sept., 1879.

John Alford House (1809)

Friday, December 15th, 2017 Posted in Federal Style, Glastonbury, Houses | No Comments »

The house at 278-280 Naubuc Avenue in Glastonbury was built sometime about 1809, the year it was purchased by John and Jemima Alford. The couple would later take in workers at the nearby Curtis silverware factory as boarders.

Deep River Congregational Church Parsonage (1838)

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 Posted in Deep River, Federal Style, Houses | No Comments »

At 25 Union Street in Deep River is a house built in 1838 to serve as the parsonage for the nearby Deep River Congregational Church.

Moses Latham House (1845)

Monday, December 4th, 2017 Posted in Federal Style, Greek Revival, Groton, Houses | No Comments »

The Moses Latham House is an elaborately decorated residence at 59 Main Street in the village of Noank in Groton. It is transitional in style, being Greek Revival, but with elements of the Federal, like the gable fanlight window.