Archive for the ‘Federal Style’ Category

William Starr III House (1826)

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 Posted in Federal Style, Guilford, Houses | No Comments »

The house at 150 Church Street in Guilford was built in 1826 by William Sarr III (1803-1846) to be the new home of he and his bride, Amelia Chittenden (1805-1842). They were married on January 31, 1827.

Capt. Samuel Comstock House (1808)

Thursday, June 1st, 2017 Posted in Essex, Federal Style, Houses | No Comments »

In 1805, Capt. Samuel Comstock II was given land in West Centerbrook (now Ivoryton) by his father. Circa 1808, Capt. Comstock built the house at 123 Main Street (although it may also be an earlier residence, c. 1795, on the site that he enlarged at that time). A sea captain in the West Indies trade, Comstock was the father of Samuel Merritt Comstock, who established his ivory factory across the street in 1847. In 1857, the house was acquired by Marsena Comstock, who started his own ivory business on the property.

Gurley Tavern (1822)

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 Posted in Chaplin, Federal Style, Taverns & Inns | No Comments »

The old Gurley Tavern at 42 Chaplin Street in Chaplin is an impressively detailed Federal-style residence. It was built c. 1822, the year the Town of Chaplin was incorporated, as a stagecoach inn. An upstairs ballroom, which later housed a private school, has since been converted to a bedroom and bathroom. An addition connects the building to a barn at the rear. During the twentieth century, for fifty years the former tavern was the residence of quilt maker Ruth Snow Bowen and was known as The Quilt Shop. The Chaplin Post Office was located in the north parlor from 1950 to 1965. The building, later in rough condition, underwent a major restoration in 1999-2000. It began taking guests as the Old Gurley Tavern Country Inn, but was later subject to a foreclosure.

Hope/Holt House (1819)

Saturday, May 13th, 2017 Posted in Chaplin, Federal Style, Houses | No Comments »

The house at 107 Chaplin Street in Chaplin, built c. 1819-1820, is notable for its elaborate Federal-style detailing. The house is called the Hope House in the National Register of Historic Places nomination for the Chaplin Historic District. Johanne Philbrick, who resides in the house, calls it the Holt House on p. 7 of her Historic Homes of Chaplin Village (Exeter Press, 2008).

Chaplin Congregational Church Parsonage (1831)

Friday, May 12th, 2017 Posted in Chaplin, Federal Style, Houses | No Comments »

Dating to c. 1830-1835, the house at 47 Chaplin Street in Chaplin is the parsonage of the Congregational Church next door. It is also known as “Friendship House.”

Isaac Goodell House (1828)

Thursday, May 11th, 2017 Posted in Chaplin, Federal Style, Houses | No Comments »

The house at 318 Phoenixville Road in Chaplin was built c. 1828 by Isaac Goodell. It was later owned by Lester Bill and Newell C. Hunt. Jesse Hunt sold the house to George England in 1905.

Thomas Chapman House (1831)

Friday, April 28th, 2017 Posted in Ellington, Federal Style, Houses | No Comments »

Built in 1831, the Thomas Chapman House is a late example of a Federal-style residence at 114 Main Street in Ellington. The house has a long rear ell.