Archive for the ‘Guilford’ Category

William Starr III House (1826)

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 Posted in Federal Style, Guilford, Houses | No Comments »

The house at 150 Church Street in Guilford was built in 1826 by William Sarr III (1803-1846) to be the new home of he and his bride, Amelia Chittenden (1805-1842). They were married on January 31, 1827.

Henry Hull House (1840)

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 Posted in Greek Revival, Guilford, Houses | No Comments »

The Greek Revival house at 215 State Street in Guilford was built c. 1840. It was the home of Henry Hull (1813-1885), originally of Killingworth, who married Lydia L Bishop of Guilford on March 22, 1838.

Nathaniel Hall House (1770)

Saturday, March 25th, 2017 Posted in Federal Style, Guilford, Houses | No Comments »

The Nathaniel Hall House (perhaps named for this Nathaniel Hall?), located at 48 State Street in Guilford, was built c. 1770 and has been much altered over the years. The second floor is thought to have been added around 1810, at which time the house probably acquired its current Federal-style detailing. An owner of the house in the 1980s removed the c. 1810 front porch and various later Victorian-era alterations.

Benajah Stone House (1730)

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 Posted in Colonial, Guilford, Houses | No Comments »

The house at 2655 Long Hill Road in North Guilford was built c. 1730. The original owner was Joseph Chittenden, Jr. (died 1794), a cooper by trade. It was later owned by Benajah Stone III (1708-1757), who was married to Joseph’s sister, Mary. Benajah sold the house on March 3, 1746 to Samuel Fyler.

Jonathan Bishop, Sr. House (1787)

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 Posted in Colonial, Guilford, Houses | No Comments »

191 State Street, Guilford

Jonathan Bishop built the house at 191 State Street in Guilford in 1797. He farmed the family land with his brother, Jared, who lived at 205 State Street, the house built by their father. The farm was inherited by Jonathan Bishop, Jr., who was called “Captain” and shipped his produce to New York on a sloop he berthed at Jones Bridge. William E. Pinchbeck bought the property in 1928 and erected the longest iron-frame greenhouse ever constructed for his rose-growing business, which continues today as Roses for Autism.

Samuel and Thomas Scranton (1787)

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 Posted in Federal Style, Guilford, Houses | No Comments »

Samuel and Thomas Scranton

The house at 107 State Street in Guilford was built in 1787 in the Federal style and has a later Greek Revival entryway. The house was built by two brothers, Samuel and Thomas Scranton, who were both farmers. It would become home to the brothers, their wives and their combined total of nine surviving children. It was inherited by Thomas Scranton, Jr.

Hall-Starr House (1778)

Thursday, October 27th, 2016 Posted in Colonial, Guilford, Houses | No Comments »

Hall-Starr House

Once thought to have been much older, the small house at 223 State Street in Guilford was probably built c. 1778 by Benjamin Hall. In 1803 he sold it to William Starr, whose family lived in it until 1995. A kitchen ell was added to the house around 1940.