The Jarvis-Hotchkiss House (1838)

February 25th, 2011 Posted in Greek Revival, Houses, Middletown

The Jarvis-Hotchkiss House, at 138-140 Washington Street in Middletown, is a late Greek Revival building constructed around 1838. The house is also known as the Elijah Hubbard Roberts House. Roberts (1795-1871), who married Emily Matilda Pratt in 1823, became a successful merchant in New York and returned to live in Middletown in 1856. The house was acquired by Rev. William Jarvis, rector of Christ Church, in 1853. On June 6, 1856, the wedding reception of Elizabeth Jarvis and Samuel Colt took place here. The cast-iron railing above the porch was added to the house by Emily Stedman, who bought the property in 1861. The house is now used as a commercial building.

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