Wetmore-Starr House (1752)

October 18th, 2007 Posted in Colonial, Houses, Middletown


Built around 1752, on Washington Street in Middletown by Jeremiah Wetmore, on property that had once been part of the 1670 land grant to Rev. Samuel Stow, the town’s first minister. The house was purchased by Jehosaphat Starr in 1756, who enlarged the original central chimney home with an addition to the east elevation. This was done to accommodate his large family, which eventually grew to 14. Starr, a Major during the Revolutionary War, was married to Sarah Stow, who was a great-grand niece of Rev. Samuel Stow. The house remained in the family until 1851.

  1. 2 Responses to “Wetmore-Starr House (1752)”

  2. By Larry on Nov 2, 2007

    Interesting-I’ve seen that house but never learned about it.-There is a stone house that is in a nature preserve called Spiderweed Preserve.-It is pretty beat up but the stone structure is all in tact. I called the historical society, but they had no record of it.-Have you ever seen that house?

  3. By Kim on Dec 5, 2017

    In answer to the stone house.. here is a link with a pic and directions and a little history.. belonged to a New York actress. Trying to find out more

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