Oliver W. Mills House - Windsor, Connecticut
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 41° 49.264 W 072° 39.150
18T E 694964 N 4632573
Quick Description: Historic masonry house in Windsor, Connecticut.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 7/24/2011 2:44:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMC4FM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
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Long Description:
"The Oliver W. Mills House in Windsor is a 2½-story brick dwelling built in 1824. The gable end faces Deerfield Road, formerly the main highway to Hartford. The neighborhood is a mixture of modern suburban residences and large industrial plants, with a few 18th- and early 19th century brick houses interspersed...

The Oliver W* Mills House is of local architectural significance as a good example of a brick Federal house, a form characteristic of the area. The house is of additional interest because its builder and first owner was himself a brickmaker. Brickmaking was a very important industry in 19th-century Windsor, where clay and fuel for kilns were found in close proximity. The industry began in the middle of the 18th century and remained largely unchanged, until after the Civil War, when a few Windsor brickmaking enterprises grew to make machine formed bricks in large factories. Oliver W. Mills was one of the earlier type, a small brickmaker whose house, built from his own bricks, recalls the importance of brickmaking in Windsor's economic history. - National Register Nomination
Earliest Recorded Date of Construction: 1/1/1824

Architectural Period/Style: Federal

Type of Building e.g. Country House, Stately Home, Manor:
Country house


Interesting Historical Facts or Connections:
Made from bricks made by the builder and first owner.


Listed Building Status (if applicable): National Register of Historic Places

Main Material of Construction: Brick

Private/Public Access: Private

Related Website: [Web Link]

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Additional Dates of Construction: Not listed

Architect (if known): Not listed

Landscape Designer (if known): Not listed

Admission Fee (if applicable): Not Listed

Opening Hours (if applicable): Not listed

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