Archive for the ‘Seymour’ Category

Seymour Antiques Company (1890)

Saturday, February 10th, 2018 Posted in Commercial Buildings, Seymour, Vernacular | No Comments »

The commercial building at 18-26 Bank Street in Seymour was built c. 1890. In 1913 it became home to the Seymour Furniture Company. It was later left vacant and threatened with demolition. Since 1994 it has been home to the Seymour Antiques Company, which was started by an architect couple who restored the building in phases, expanding the shop as renovations progressed.

Yale-Beach Building (1900)

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 Posted in Commercial Buildings, Italianate, Organizations, Seymour | No Comments »

The Yale-Beach building, on the left in the image above, is a commercial structure at 143-149 Main Street in downtown Seymour. Built in 1900-1901, the building had a Masonic Hall, which became home to Morning Star Lodge No. 47 in 1901. The building on the right (151-13 Main Street), was built in 1902.

Seymour Town Hall (1936)

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 Posted in Colonial Revival, Public Buildings, Seymour | No Comments »

The Town Hall of Seymour, located at 1 First Street in downtown Seymour, is a Colonial Revival building erected c. 19301936. An addition was made in 1988.

Bellin Building (1917)

Saturday, July 15th, 2017 Posted in Commercial Buildings, Folk Victorian, Seymour, Vernacular | No Comments »

The Bellin Building is an early twentieth century vernacular “triple decker” commercial building (with an intact storefront) at 14-16 Bank Street in Seymour. It was built in 1917.

Citizens Engine Company No.2, Seymour (1892)

Friday, March 31st, 2017 Posted in Public Buildings, Queen Anne, Seymour | No Comments »

A volunteer fire company, initially called Ocean Fire Company #1, was formed in Seymour in October 1882. The following month it was renamed Humphrey Engine and Hose Company #1 and in 1884, after the purchase of a new steam engine, was reorganized as Citizens Engine Company No.2. The company’s original firehouse was replaced with a new brick building with granite trim (current address 26 DeForest Street) in 1892. The tower was added in 1897 and a concrete addition was built in 1976.

Seymour Post Office (1916)

Monday, March 6th, 2017 Posted in Neoclassical, Public Buildings, Seymour | No Comments »

Occupying a dramatic site at the corner of Main and Deforest Streets in downtown Seymour is a Neoclassical-style U.S. Post Office (address at 91 Main Street) built in 1916. It is one of the many architecturally impressive post offices and other federal buildings built across the country under the supervision of James A. Wetmore, who served as Acting Supervising Architect of the United States from 1915 to 1933.

Humphreys Building (1891)

Saturday, February 4th, 2017 Posted in Commercial Buildings, Gothic, Seymour | No Comments »

The grand High Victorian Gothic-style Humphreys Building is prominently situated at 131-139 Main Street in downtown Seymour. The building was erected in 1891 by Carlos French (1835-1903), a prominent businessman and industrialist in Seymour.