The Dr. Daniel Sheldon House (1785)

June 6th, 2008 Posted in Colonial, Houses, Litchfield


Dr. Daniel Sheldon, who was once described as having “long held a very high rank among physicians of this state,” began his career in Washington (CT) and later settled in Litchfield. His house in that town, built in 1785 on North Street, has a mansard roof and an uncommon design for eighteenth-century Connecticut houses. The house was lived in until 1889 by his daughter, Lucy Sheldon Beach, who had attended the Litchfield Female Academy and lived to age of 100.

  1. 2 Responses to “The Dr. Daniel Sheldon House (1785)”

  2. By Peter Joel Harrison / Author on May 1, 2012

    I see I can Post again; If I give the names of the houses I am still trying to locate address for can you provide them?

    Dr. Daniel Sheldon, Litchfield.

    In Christ Jesus,
    Peter Joel Harrison

  3. By Cecily on Dec 30, 2012

    Lived in this wonderful house with my husband and four children for only 2 1/2 years but it will always be in our hearts and memories. Owners before us did some damage as far as renovations were concerned but the integrity of the home was still in tact. How wonderful that the current owners have brought it back to way it originally was.

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