The Charles A. Converse House (1870)

October 30th, 2009 Posted in Gothic, Houses, Norwich


The Col. Charles A. Converse House is a striking Gothic Revival villa on Washington Street in Norwich. Built around 1870, it was first owned by Col. Converse, who was one of the founders of Hopkins and Allen, a major gun manufacturing company in Norwich. In 1907, the Converse Art Gallery, an addition to the Slater Memorial Museum donated by Col. Converse, opened to the public. The Converse Homestead property also has a barn built around the same time as the house.

  1. 2 Responses to “The Charles A. Converse House (1870)”

  2. By jerel converse on Jul 25, 2012

    What does the “a” stand for?

  3. By Sarah on Jan 14, 2017

    I would like to know the history on the stone wall that is part of the Col. A. Converse house, and why there are 6 pentagrams carved in it?

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