Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Noah Webster House


Noah Webster is one of the best known native sons of greater Hartford.  The famous lexicographer -- dictionary maker -- was born in this house on South Main Street in West Hartford.  The house is owned and maintained by a private non-profit foundation.  It has been open to the public since the 1960s.  The West Hartford Historic Society is affiliated with the foundation and is housed here.



This post is linked to Ruby Tuesday, a blog that features pictures with a little or a lot of red.


I will be away from April 8 through the 16th, but I have scheduled posts to be shown here during that time. While traveling, I should be able to read any comments you leave on this blog, but I will not have much time to respond to your comments or to leave comments on your blogs. I'll see you all again when I get back!

16 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Webster's Dictionaries were the standard reference of generations, until the current generation when people are looking up words on the internet.

I have a 40-volume set from the 1880's that combines an unabridged dictionary (not Webster's) with an encyclopedia. It strikes me as odd today that anyone would go to 40-volume set to look up a word.

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a great choice for this theme! Amazing red house! ;)
Léia

SRQ said...

My college dictionary is in my office and I still use it frequently. Noah was born in a large house, especially for that time period.

Kate said...

This is my third attempt to post; your blog keeps closing Safari before I get to complete my comments. I said;

This is an impressive house for Mr. Webster and I'm pleased that it's being so well-preserved. Also thanks for introducing us to Ruby Tuesday!

joo said...

Interesting building - love its colour!

lorinb79 said...

That's my favorite sign of all time!

Halcyon said...

Very nice! I think Mr. Webster had good taste in colors at least.

Jan n Jer said...

I love this house...and the color! It was meant for RT!

Malyss said...

It's not often that we can see a house TOTALLY painted in red!

Lois said...

What a nice shade of red!

cieldequimper said...

Very nice New England house, striking in red. So he's the guy that gets my British English all confused when I cross the big pond?

RedPat said...

Very stark house - not a lot of excess decoration!

Leif Hagen said...

Looks to be very well maintained! Lots of rusty RED paint!

Regina K said...

Ruby Tuesday is accurate... What a wonderful looking house.

Dawn said...

You know what? That house actually LOOKS kind of like a dictionary:)
Very nice!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

The house looks brand new! It is wonderful that it has been kept up and put to good use. Is it true what I thought I read recently that old Noah had a little problem with the bottle? (I know the Biblical Noah did, but I thought my historical sources said Webster did also.)

I figured you'd know for sure. Right?