Andrew Clark House (1740)

July 27th, 2013 Posted in Colonial, Federal Style, Houses, Lisbon

Andrew Clark House

Although the Andrew Clark House, at 45 Ross Hill Road in Lisbon, is a central-chimney house built in 1740, its facade displays the elegant detailing of the architecture of the Federal Period (1780s-1820s). These alterations were probably made in 1798, as that date appears in a panel set in the chimney. The National Register of Historic Places nomination for the house gives its date as 1798. When Andrew Clark, who served in the state legislature in 1824, purchased the land in 1792, records did not indicate any buildings standing on the property. Clark died in 1831 and when his widow, Elizabeth Partridge, died in 1858 she left the house to her sister, Dolly Partridge Herskell (aka Haskell) and her husband, George B. Herskell. The house then became known as the Haskell House. It underwent extensive restoration in 1967. Its current owners are dealers in antiques and a modern addition to the property contains an antiques showroom.

  1. 3 Responses to “Andrew Clark House (1740)”

  2. By Chris on Jul 29, 2013

    Very interesting house. But it’s actually not a National Historic Landmark. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

  3. By Daniel on Jul 30, 2013

    The wording has been fixed, thanks!

  4. By carol suitor on Sep 9, 2013

    There is painted pine cupboard in this house; and the interior is painted a pink of some type. Can ANYONE tell me what is it, and who makes it? we have a 1700s CT house and are trying to use authentic paint colors. THANKS

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