Archive for the ‘Groton’ Category

Henry Holdredge House (1835)

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 Posted in Folk Victorian, Groton, Houses, Mystic | No Comments »

The house at 17 Gravel Street in Mystic was built in 1835 by Henry Holdredge. The doorway retains the original Greek Revival pilasters and cornice, while the rest of the house was later “Victorianized” through the addition of bay windows, a Gothic-influenced pointed gable, and an elaborate canopy over the front door.

Grace Episcopal Church – Noank Museum (1902)

Sunday, January 7th, 2018 Posted in Churches, Craftsman, Groton | No Comments »

The building at 17-21 Sylvan Street in Noank was built in 1902 as Grace Episcopal Church. Since 1967 it has been the Noank Historical Museum, operated by the Noank Historical Society.

John T. Wheeler House (1846)

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 Posted in Greek Revival, Groton, Houses | No Comments »

Built c. 1846, the house at 11 Pearl Street in the village of Noank in Groton is an interesting variation on the Greek Revival style. It is known as the John T. Wheeler House.

Rouse Davis House (1846)

Monday, December 18th, 2017 Posted in Greek Revival, Groton, Houses | No Comments »

The house at 64 (66 in the nomination form for the Noank Historic District) Pearl Street in Noank was built in 1846. It is known as the Rouse Davis House. According to the Genealogical and Biographical Record of New London County, Connecticut (published by J.H. Beers & Company of Chicago, 1905):

Rouse Davis grew up at Westerly, [RI] and in early manhood went as a young farmer on Fisher’s Island, where he met the lady that later became his wife; she was Desire Brown, daughter of Peter Brown, of Stonington. After their marriage they lived for a time in Groton engaged in farming, and then moved to Quaugutaug Hill in Stonington. Mr. Davis was an industrious, reliable man, and was engaged in various kinds of work at Mystic, New London, Sag Harbor and Noank. His death took place in the present home of [his son] Capt. [Henry E.] Davis, in 1861, at the age of sixty-three years. His widow survived to the age of eighty-six years, dying in 1881. They were good, Christian people, members of the Baptist Church at Noank.

St. Joseph’s Church, Noank (1902)

Sunday, December 17th, 2017 Posted in Churches, Gothic, Groton, Houses | No Comments »

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Noank, built in 1902, was a mission of St. Patrick’s Church in Mystic. Located at 78 Front Street, the former St. Joseph’s Church is now a private residence.

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.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Mystic (1867)

Sunday, November 12th, 2017 Posted in Churches, Gothic, Groton, Italianate, Mystic | No Comments »

Begun as a mission in 1859, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Mystic was organized as a parish in 1865. That same year, the parish acquired land at what is now 15 Pearl Street for a church. The cornerstone was laid in 1866 and the first service was held on Christmas Morning, 1867. Once the church was free from its large construction debt of $9,000, the building was dedicated on St. Mark’s Day, April 25, 1873. An education wing was erected in 1962.