Archive for the ‘Vernacular’ Category

Warren Coachman’s House (1859)

Thursday, July 7th, 2016 Posted in Houses, Outbuildings, Vernacular, Watertown | No Comments »

15 The Green

Truman A. Warren, a wealthy Watertown manufacturer, erected his large Italianate house in 1851 (Address: 5 The Green, Watertown). In 1859 he erected a cottage for his coachman next door (Address: 15 The Green).

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699 Tolland Stage Road, Tolland (1892)

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 Posted in Houses, Tolland, Vernacular | No Comments »

699 Tolland Stage Road

The house at 699 Tolland Stage Road in Tolland was built c. 1792. According to Around and About the Tolland Green (2002) by Christine Gray, a resident of the house was a Dr. Brace, an apothecary whose medicine bottles are on display at the Old Tolland County Jail and Museum.

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Benjamin Bulkeley House (1792)

Friday, July 1st, 2016 Posted in Houses, Vernacular, Wethersfield | No Comments »

Benjamin Bulkeley House

Benjamin Bulkeley was the cousin of Capt. Charles Bulkeley, who built the impressive gambrel-roofed house at 56 Broad Street Green in Wethersfield. Benjamin built his own house at 106 Broad Street c. 1792. The house has later nineteenth-century alterations.

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Lawrence R. Shea Building (1903)

Monday, June 27th, 2016 Posted in Commercial Buildings, New London, Vernacular | No Comments »

Lawrence R. Shea Building

The Lawrence R. Shea Building, at 43-47 Bank Street in New London, was built in 1903. The building once had an elaborate Classical Revival cornice, long since removed. The building was redeveloped c. 1984.

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Fitch-Sackett House & Store (1860)

Saturday, June 18th, 2016 Posted in Andover, Commercial Buildings, Public Buildings, Vernacular | No Comments »

15 Center St

The building at 15 Center Street in Andover, built c. 1860, was originally the house and store of Jasper A. Fitch. Fitch’s father was a shoemaker, so he may have apprenticed to his uncle, William (or was it Henry?), a merchant in Hebron. Frederick A. Sackett, who came to Andover from Rhode Island, was a later storekeeper. F. A. Sackett also served as town clerk, treasurer and judge of the Andover Probate District. In 1938 the Andover Volunteer Fire Department was formed and the town acquired the Sackett store, which was remodeled to become a fire house. A third bay for vehicles was added to the existing two in 1955. Another bay was added in 1982. The Fire Department later moved to Andover’s new Public Safety Complex.

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Leverett Thomas House (1825)

Thursday, June 9th, 2016 Posted in Bethany, Houses, Vernacular | No Comments »

Leverett Thomas House, Bethany

Real estate sites date the house at 11 Fairwood Road in Bethany to 1825. It was certainly standing by the time it was deeded to Leverett Thomas by Hezekiah Thomas in 1841. It was acquired by Justus Peck ten years later and in 1889 it passed to his son in law, Samuel R. Woodward. Peack and Woodward ran Clover Nook Farm, down the road. The house was divided into two tenements that housed farm workers. In 1905 Woodward sold the house to Nelson J. Peck, who added the porch on the left side. Peck and his family lived in the house until 1922.

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Jonathan Foot House (1810)

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 Posted in Branford, Houses, Vernacular | No Comments »

Jonathan Foote House, Branford

Built c. 1809-1810, the house at 81-83 East Main Street in Branford was originally the home of Jonathan Foot (1772-1851), a cabinetmaker and undertaker. The house descended to his daughter, Clarissa, who had married Dr. Isaac Palmer Leete. The house has an addition that was probably built by Dr. Leete to use as his office. In 1885 the east part of the house was sold to Eliza Robbins and it may be at that time the house was converted to its current configuration as a duplex.

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