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684 Norwich-Westerly Road, North Stonington (1753)

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 Posted in Colonial, Houses, North Stonington | No Comments »

At 684 Norwich-Westlerly Road in North Stonington is a colonial saltbox house built in 1753.

Wheeler Library (1900)

Friday, May 26th, 2017 Posted in Libraries, North Stonington, Romanesque Revival, Schools | No Comments »

The Wheeler Library, 101 Main Street in North Stonington, is a private institution that serves as a public library for the Town of North Stonington. Funded with money donated by the Wheeler family, the Library was built in 1900 of Westerly granite. It was originally a school as well as a library, until the secondary school on the first floor moved out in the 1950s.

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Levi Robinson House (1802)

Saturday, December 17th, 2016 Posted in Federal Style, Houses, North Stonington | No Comments »

The Federal style-house at 62 Main Street in North Stonington was built c. 1802 by Colonel Nathan Wheeler (1772-1829). It was next owned by Nathan’s son, Giles Wheeler (1801-1866), who most likely was the builder of the store that is adjacent to the house. The house is named for later owner Levi Robinson, who owned a trip hammer works where iron was forged.

Hakes-Gray House (1795)

Friday, December 16th, 2016 Posted in Colonial, Federal Style, Houses, North Stonington | No Comments »

The house at 34-36 Main Street in North Stonington was built in 1795. Around 1860 it was the home of Wheeler Hakes, a shoemaker, and in the 1940s it was occupied by postmaster C. Ernest Gray.

North Stonington Congregational Church Parsonage (1853)

Monday, September 12th, 2016 Posted in Greek Revival, Houses, North Stonington | No Comments »

North Stonington Congregational Church Parsonage

The parsonage (minister’s residence) for the North Stonington Congregational Church, located at 91 Main Street, was built c. 1851-1853. Ministers regularly resided in the Parsonage until 1983, when the church, for the first time, permitted the then minister to purchase his own home (see “Parsonage; A Home of His Own Doesn’t Mean Abandoning His Flock,” The Day, October 17, 1983). Read the rest of this entry »

William M. Wheeler House (1838)

Monday, August 29th, 2016 Posted in Greek Revival, Houses, North Stonington | No Comments »

77 Main St., North Stonington

The William M. Wheeler House is a Greek Revival structure at 77 Main Street in North Stonington. It was built around 1838. The Wheelers were prominent merchants and industrialists in North Stonington.

Rev. Joseph Ayer House (1825)

Saturday, February 6th, 2016 Posted in Houses, North Stonington, Vernacular | No Comments »

Rev. Joseph Ayer House

Reverend Joseph Ayer (1793-1875) was pastor of the Congregational Church in North Stonington from 1825 to 1837. Sometime during that period his house, located at 94 Main Street, was built. He then moved to Sprague where he became minister of the Hanover Congregational Church. North Stonington village was once known as Milltown and as related in his obituary in The Congregational Quarterly, Vol. XIX, No. 2 (April, 1877):

At the time he commenced his residence in Milltown, a village within the bounds of his parish, there were in that small village ten places in which intoxicating liquors were sold in larger or smaller quantities, — eight stores, and two taverns. Within a short time he was permitted to see them all closed, or cleansed of the fumes of alcohol, — an achievement hardly to be paralleled in the annals of the temperance reform.