Edward Savage House (1837)

June 11th, 2008 Posted in Cromwell, Greek Revival, Houses, Italianate

Edward Savage House

The Greek Revival-style home of Edward Savage, on Main Street in Cromwell, was built in 1837. Savage had inherited half of his father’s farm and then bought the other half from his brother. He was also involved with manufacturing, founding the Savage Revolving Firearms Co. in 1858. The house was later significantly altered, with the addition of the cupola, porches and a new wing on the north side. Some of these changes were probably in response to the popularity of the Italianate style on Cromwell’s Main Street in the 1850s and 1860s.

  1. 5 Responses to “Edward Savage House (1837)”

  2. By Donna DiMauro on Jun 7, 2009

    I bought this house in 1992 after it was empty for over 2 years. I found many treasure’s.

    I believe the farm house from his father dated back to 1774. The floors were 6 inch pine boards. Claw foot tub.

    The widow’s peak had a ghost, but I think it is gone now that they took out the attic.

  3. By Ernie Lacore on Jun 14, 2012

    No, I saw the ghost one time several years ago. Whoever it was seemed curious or gentle. I was sleeping and sensed something. I opened my eyes and I could see it was just looking down at me, hovering in the dark. I could see its outline. Actually I thought it was a family member. Yes, surprised and concerned or scared a little, I turned on the bed light and have never seen it sense and doubt if I ever will. Was it a dream? I have renovated this home completely keeping many of its old beauty and charm. At first converted it to my office, then gradually kept downsizing my office to one room now and it is back to a single family home again. Much restoration of the home has been done since I purchased it in 1994. This past year all the dining room’s original beams were exposed which was the original 1st floor of the two floor farmhouse. It is the only home anyone has ever seen where the roof of the 1837 home is exposed in the interior of the 2nd floor 1770 room. Still chills me thinking how many families and children slept and lived in something so old. The original caldren still remains in the basement. The home is made up of the original 1774 farmhouse and the 1837 brick home which was all stucco covered. Many of its beautiful and wonderful antique styles were kept while making it very liveable and brought up to modern standards. Several years ago I added its old farm character with 2 goats, 14 hens and 2 roosters and they would free roam about the property, only once did I have to chase the goats out of the road. Surprising, no one in town ever complained and this home is on Main Street across from the historical society. I believe everyone saw some beauty in it or thought I was a crazy eccentric. But a year after the winter the chores were to much and you can not bring them to doggie day care so I gave those daily chores up. I continue to enjoy this home more than any of the other homes I have ever owned. It is a pleasure to call this home.

  4. By Donna on Aug 28, 2016

    Ernie you got rid of the attic. Can’t get to the widows peak!
    I hope my blackberry bushes are still there.

  5. By Donna on Aug 28, 2016

    Change the color back to cream! This was a safe house for the slaves! You know that right? The ghost came with me a few years ago!. My Great Grandfather worked for the railroad and helped build the underground railroad! I know you found it because you told me it was under the Edward Savage House!

  6. By Donna Dimauro on Oct 10, 2017

    Wonderful home. I miss it. We found a hidden fire place in the master bedroom. We put in a new kitchen and new tile in the upstairs bathroom. I painted the whole inside of the house.
    I went to visit my family in Texas and my great uncle was talking about save houses for the slaves in CT. My house was in the book.

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