The John McCurdy House (1700)

May 9th, 2009 Posted in Colonial, Houses, Old Lyme


Across from the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, on South Green, is a house built around 1700 by Amos Tinker. In 1753, it was purchased by John McCurdy, a Scotch-Irish ship merchant who was a patriot during the Revolutionary War. George Washington spent a night in the house in April, 1776, when he was on his way from Boston to New York. In July, 1778, Lafayette was also a guest at the McCurdy home. John McCurdy was the grandfather of Judge Charles Johnson McCurdy, who lived in the home in his later years.

  1. 4 Responses to “The John McCurdy House (1700)”

  2. By Laura on May 9, 2009

    Great photo – I absolutely love this house. After years of living in an 1855 colonial, I am living in a contemporary – it’s killin’ me!!

  3. By marie on Feb 19, 2010

    that house looks absolutly haunted to me; I bet i would even last one night in that strange looking house! I wonder what the inside looks like?

  4. By Justin Baine on Jun 25, 2011

    I come from the McCurdy family. My mother done a genealogy on our family and he is like so many great granfather of mine.

  5. By Jessica (Tinker) Dapson on Dec 14, 2015

    This house was built by my eight-times-great grandfather Amos Tinker. I look forward to someday visiting.

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