Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Old Wethersfield

I took a walk on Wethersfield's Main Street, home of many colonial-era and other vintage buildings.

The 1767 Simeon Belden house is for sale for only $360,000.  A Belden descendant founded Comstock Ferre -- an old company selling heritage seeds next door-- in the early 1800s.

Popular restaurant Lucky Lou's is in the 1787 Deming-Standish house.

A little shop with a charming front garden.

A Victorianized porch addition to a colonial era home.

 In 1781, the Joseph Webb house was the headquarters of General George Washington, who met here with the French commander, the Comte de Rochambeau, to plan the joint military campaign leading to the British surrender at Yorktown, Virginia, and the end of the American Revolution.

The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum is the subject of tomorrow's post. 

The Henry Stallman house, an 1872 Gothic Revival home.

Trinity Episcopal Church, 1871 - 1874, by E.T. Potter, architect of the Mark Twain House.


Andy said...

I am impressed with age and the shape they are still in.

Taken For Granted said...

Thank you for the excellent home tour. The architecture of the church is unique.

William Kendall said...

The church architecture suits me nicely. The Belden house sounds like a good deal.

Bill said...

An impressive looking Main Street. Those homes are beautiful and people must love seeing them.

RedPat said...

A lovely town, Jack! So many wooden homes and they are beauties!

Michelle said...

These houses are in fantastic shape.

Gunn said...

Some fantastic big wooden houses you have.
And the roof on the church is unique and a style I have not seen before.

jennyfreckles said...

Could happily live in any one of those!

Kay said...

These are terrific. There aren't colonial dwellings on the West Coast so they're a real treat to see even if one can't walk in the front door.