The Stone House, Deep River (1840)

March 4th, 2009 Posted in Deep River, Greek Revival, Houses

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The Stone House in Deep River (which was known as Saybrook until 1947) was built in 1840 by Deacon Ezra Southworth for he and his new wife, Eunice Post Southworth. The house was built using stone quarried on the property. The original flat tin roof was later replaced by a gabled roof. A rear addition was constructed in 1881, just before the marriage of the Southworth’s son, Ezra Job Birney Southworth, to Fanny Shortland of Chester. The wraparound porch was added to the house in 1898. Deacon Ezra’s granddaughter, Ada Southworth Munson, who died in 1946, bequeathed the property to the Deep River Historical Society. It is now a house museum open to the public. On the property, there is also a late nineteenth century barn (now called the carriage house) and a section from an old bleach house, owned by Pratt, Read & Co., which was used for whitening ivory. At one time, Pratt Read in Deep River and Comstock, Cheney & Co. in Ivoryton, dominated the ivory products manufacturing industry in the U.S.

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  1. 10 Responses to “The Stone House, Deep River (1840)”

  2. By diane trowbridge on Sep 14, 2010

    looking to have a baby shower sometime in november…..wondering what was open if anything. Cost?

  3. By Georgann Ritter on Oct 22, 2010

    Can the Carriage House be rented for a school reunion? How many people are allowed in space? Thanks! Georgann Ritter

  4. By margo chase-wells on Feb 26, 2011

    I would like to attend the march madness event planned for the carriage house on March 19. The flyer I saw, though does not list the address, nor did the promotional piece I found on the website. Can you give me an address?

  5. By Daniel on Feb 28, 2011

    245 Main Street
    Deep River Center, CT 06417-2055
    (860) 526-1449

  6. By emily peloquin on Jan 12, 2012

    Wanted to throw my sons 3rd birthday at the carriage house wondering if there were any openings for the month of february? also how much it would cost? please get back to me….. thanks

  7. By michelle nesbitt on Oct 8, 2012

    I was looking to see how much it would cost for me to rent out the carriage house for one sunday in November for my daughters 3rd birthday party? If you could please get back to me asap that would be wonderful. Thank You!!

  8. By Kim Campanaro on Nov 28, 2012

    Looking to get info on renting the Stone House or carriage house for a baby shower first weekend in Feb 2013 for around 45 women. Please send details asap
    Thank you
    Kim Campanaro

  9. By Kim Campanaro on Nov 28, 2012

    Looking to get info on renting the Stone House or carriage house for a baby shower first weekend in Feb 2013 for around 45 women. Please send details asap

  10. By Robin on Jan 17, 2013

    Looking to get rates for a graduation party in June?

  11. By Daniel on Jan 17, 2013

    Please look here: http://deepriverhistoricalsociety.org/houses.html

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