Rev. James Lockwood House (1767)

May 31st, 2007 Posted in Colonial, Houses, Wethersfield

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Rev. James Lockwood, Wethersfield’s Congregational minister from 1738-1772, had turned down the presidencies of Yale and Princeton to stay in town. In gratitude, members of the congregation of First Church donated the money, materials and labor to build this center-chimney, gambrel-roofed house on Main Street in 1767. It was therefore not a parsonage, but instead a personal gift to the pastor. It currently serves as a rectory for neighboring Trinity Episcopal Church.

  1. One Response to “Rev. James Lockwood House (1767)”

  2. By Ray Pacheco on Feb 24, 2017

    good to see the house is still standing, my 5 great grandpas house, rev. James Lockwood

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