Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The Fountain Inn

 Built in 1740 on Ridgefield's Main Street for David Hoyt, a loyalist in the Revolutionary War.  After the Battle of Ridgefield, the British troops stayed overnight on the property.

Because of his pro-British sympathies, Hoyt became uncomfortable in the colonies after the war, so he left for England in 1790 and never returned.

A few years ago the current owners converted the house into a beautiful inn.

The Fountain Inn is across the street from the Cass Gilbert fountain, the symbol of Ridgefield.


RedPat said...

I love the look of the place, Jack.

Stefan Jansson said...

Sure looks like a great place for a short stay.

Taken For Granted said...

That is a fine looking Inn. Sad David Hoyt could not adopt the politics of the day and lost his beautiful home.

William Kendall said...

Very distinctive. Some loyalists went back to the UK. Many came here.