The Hotchkiss-Fyler House (1897)

December 8th, 2010 Posted in Chateauesque, Houses, Torrington

The Hotchkiss-Fyler House was built in 1897 for Orsamus R. Fyler and his family. Fyler was prominent in Connecticut politics, serving as a reforming State Insurance Commissioner, State Railroad Commissioner and Chairman of the Republican State Central Committee. Fyler occupied the house with his wife, Mary, and their daughter and son-in-law, Gertrude and Edward Hotchkiss, who were married in 1896. When Gertrude Fyler Hotchkiss died in 1956, she bequeathed the Fyler-Hotchkiss Estate to the Torrington Historical Society. The Chateauesque Hotchkiss-Fyler House became a house museum and headquarters of the Society.

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  2. By Chad Edward Fyler on Oct 4, 2011

    I recenlty discovered when I was back home visiting my family in Connecticut that I am a direct descendant of Orsamus Fyler; I thought that was pretty cool.

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