John Humphrey House - Simsbury, Connecticut
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 41° 51.804 W 072° 47.665
18T E 683056 N 4636961
Quick Description: Historic Colonial house in rural area near Simsbury, Connecticut.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 7/27/2011 8:25:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMC5EH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Saddlesore1000
Views: 1

Long Description:
"The John Humphrey House, built c. 1760, is a 2-story frame gable-roofed Colonial building that faces east close to the road in the East Weatogue section of Simsbury. The neighborhood is still rural in nature, with the houses well spaced and surrounded in part by open fields. In the five-bay front elevation of the John Humphrey House, 12-over-12 windows are arranged in a 2-1-2 pattern, with central doorway and central chimney. A long one-story ell, perhaps--dating from the 18th century, runs to the rear, while a mid-19th century 1½-story wing, set back half the depth of the house, extends to the north...

The John Humphrey House is significant architecturally because it is a good example of a Colonial structure, well preserved, with an-added mid-19th-century wing. The original interior architectural detailing of the first floor, including paneled walls, fluting, rosettes, and three-paneled doors, are finely crafted." - National Register Nomination
Earliest Recorded Date of Construction: 1/1/1760

Additional Dates of Construction:
Mid 19th century addition

Architectural Period/Style: Colonial

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

Interesting Historical Facts or Connections:
None noted

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

Main Material of Construction: Wood

Private/Public Access: Private

Related Website: [Web Link]


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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