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Frohsinn Hall (1906)

Friday, October 11th, 2013 Posted in Colonial Revival, Mystic, Organizations, Stonington | 4 Comments »

Frohsinn Hall

Social Society Frohsinn, a German heritage club, was founded in the first decade of the twentieth century by German weavers employed by the Rossie Velvet Mill in Mystic. Frohsinn Hall, at 54 Greenmanville Avenue, was built in 1906, just a few years after the mill. It has a bar upstairs and a hall on the first floor. Over a century later, the building is still used for its original purpose, with some current members being the descendants of the first mill employees.

Portersville Academy (1839)

Monday, June 24th, 2013 Posted in Greek Revival, Groton, Mystic, Schools | No Comments »

Portersville Academy

Portersville Academy in Mystic was built in 1839 by the Town of Groton as its Fifth District School. Mystic was then called Portersville. It was constructed by Amos Clift II (1808-1878), a local builder who also built many homes in Mystic Bridge. Originally located north of the Union Baptist Church on High Street, the building was moved in 1887 to its current address at 76 High Street, where it served as Mystic’s First Voting Hall until 1958. Portersville Academy was acquired and restored by the Mystic River Historical Society in 1975-1978. It is now open to the public as a museum.

John Heath House (1862)

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 Posted in Groton, Houses, Italianate, Mystic | No Comments »

169 High St., Mystic, Groton

At 169 High Street in Mystic is an Italianate house built in 1862. It was the home of John Heath, a carpenter and builder

Milton H. Ricker House (1869)

Monday, December 24th, 2012 Posted in Groton, Houses, Italianate, Mystic | 1 Comment »

43 Pearl StUpdate (07/03/2014): The photo above is a more recent image of the house submitted by Victor Di Paglia.

The Victorian Italianate house with a Mansard roof at 43 Pearl Street in Mystic (Groton) was built in 1869 for Milton H. Ricker, a patternmaker. Ricker was Mason. He married Lucena Baylies Murphy in 1863. Read the rest of this entry »

Thomas Ryley House (1859)

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 Posted in Gothic, Groton, Houses, Mystic | No Comments »

The Thomas Ryley House, at 44 Pearl Street in Mystic, was built in 1859. It is a Gothic Revival-style house that also has Italianate overhanging roofs with brackets.

Capt. William Clift House (1838)

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 Posted in Greek Revival, Groton, Houses, Mystic, Queen Anne | No Comments »

At 193 High Street in Mystic stands a house that began as a Greek Revival-style three-bay gable-front home, but was much expanded in later years with large Queen Anne-style addition with a tower. The early section of the house was built in 1838 by Captain William Clift (1805-1882), a Mystic ship captain. The house stayed in the Clift family until 1918 and in 1939 it was deeded to the Mystic Home. Since 1976, it has been owned by Noank Baptist Group Homes. Called High Street House, it provides therapeutic services for six young women, ages 14-18, who are transitioning back to their families from more secure facilities.

Hannah Fish Brush House (1854)

Saturday, October 13th, 2012 Posted in Greek Revival, Groton, Houses, Mystic, Queen Anne | No Comments »

The house at 92 High Street in Mystic is a Greek Revival residence built in 1854. The house has prominent Queen Anne additions: a three-story octagonal tower and a front porch with a pediment containing a sunburst design. The house is named for Mrs. Hannah Fish Brush, who died in 1877. Her husband, Thomas Brush, passed away in 1869. Does a Brush still live in the house?