Historic Buildings of Connecticut

(The Thankful Arnold House, Haddam, Connecticut c. 1794)
One of my weekly rituals is to check out the latest antique property posted on Historic Buildings of Connecticut. It's a site that features old Connecticut architecture with a photo and short history of a particular house, church or public building. Being an old house enthusiast myself, I was impressed by the sheer volume of the posts and all the information gathered. Did the author of this site travel the state and take all these photos? How much time went into gathering all the background information? Eventually I asked the question myself!
"Dan" was bitten by the Old House bug after working as a guide at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in historic Wethersfield, Connecticut. He later went on to the Mark Twain House in Hartford, all the while working on his Masters Degree in American Studies at Trinity College. And his favorite course? Hartford Architecture! He started photographing locally and eventually expanded to nearby towns and beyond. The photos are all his own. He researches provenance on the web and gathers other information from books or brochures. I was planning on featuring two or three of my favorite houses from his collection but couldn't decide which ones to pick! I opted for this smorgasbord of houses. I love nothing more than tons of historic eye candy! So for all you fellow Old House lovers out there, do yourself a favor and visit Dan's Historic Buildings of Connecticut. Along with the historic bio of each property are great links to information on all the associated people and places. You won't be disappointed!
(The George Dunham House, Farmington, Connecticut c. 1868)
(The Samuel Huntington House, Norwich, Connecticut c. 1785)
(The George Hubbard House, Wethersfield, Connecticut c. 1669)
(The Silas W. Robbins House, Wethersfield, Connecticut c. 1873)
(The Henry Bill House, Norwich, Connecticut c. 1856)
(The Welles-Chapman Tavern, Glastonbury, Connecticut c. 1776)
(The Smith-Hayden House, Essex, Connecticut c. 1834)
(Pettibone's Tavern, Simsbury, Connecticut c. 1803 - THEN & NOW)
(The Joseph Webb House, Wethersfield, Connecitcut c. 1752 - THEN & NOW)
Would you like to own you own piece of history? The Captain Joseph Warren Holmes House, Mystic, Connecticut c. 1852 - NOW ON THE MARKET!
(Captain Joseph Warren Holmes and a photo of his home taken 1875)
(The House at 77 High Street, Mystic today)


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