The Edwin Fitch House (1836)

December 7th, 2009 Posted in Greek Revival, Houses, Mansfield

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The Fitch House is a Greek Revival home in Mansfield Center, built in 1836, which is now a bed & breakfast. The house was built by the architect and builder, Col. Edwin Fitch, who was hoping to impress his father-in-law, Dr. Jabez Adams and launch his career. Fitch later designed the Second Congregational Church in Coventry. Bankrupt by 1843, Fitch sold half of the house to Edmund Golding, who bought the entire house in 1848. Golding, who died in 1854, and Lewis D. Brown, who bought the house in 1865, were both Mansfield silk manufacturers. In 1906, the house was acquired by Carrie Amidon Havens, who later married Oliver Perry, a descendant of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. They enlarged the house, adding wings with porches on either side. The property also has two connected English-style historic barns.

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  1. One Response to “The Edwin Fitch House (1836)”

  2. By Literary Dreamer on Dec 12, 2009

    Did it impress his father-in-law? It sure impressed me. Double porches AND Greek columns? Wow!

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