Connecticut Trust For Historic Preservation

Historic Properties Exchange

HPX:January/February 2007, English Bank Barn, Farmington

This c1780 English bank barn located at 37 Mountain Spring Road needs a new home. It has 11 inch posts with scribe rule marriage marks. The barn is in very good condition. An attached barn is dated c1820. The c1820 barn is probably past rehabilitation, but can be used for parts, particularly the clapboard. The owner suggests an $8,000.00 landscaping fee after the potential buyer demonstrates the ability to remove the structure from the site and reconstruct it on their own lot.

Contact: Chris Raferty at 973-214-1506 or cflraferty@earthlink.net.

Listed: $1.00 plus landscaping fee

HPX: January/February 2007, 1866 Italianate House in New London

This house at 66 Franklin Street is at the corner of Hempstead Street in the Hempstead Street Historic District. The area is in the midst of significant revitalization and most of the homes are part of a mid-19th century neighborhood built during New London’s whaling era. The house on its corner lot has recently been purchased by the Shiloh Baptist Church. Shiloh Baptist Church has offered to donate the house to New London Landmarks, but it must be moved to another location. The house is offered for $1.00, if removed from the property. Landmarks is searching for someone who can move the house to another local site or take the house apart for moving to a more distant site. Potential buyers must demonstrate the ability to remove the home from the site and reconstruct it on their own lot.

 

Contact: Sandra Kersten Chalk, New London Landmarks, Executive Director, 860-442-0003 or www.newlondonlandmarks@hotmail.com

Listed: $1.00 

HPX: November/December 2006, 18 Old Farm Road, Darien

This 18th century farmhouse in Tokeneke (Darien) on 1.76 acres of prime land. It is one of the original four homes built in Tokeneke. The property is bordered by stone walls. The interior boasts exposed beams and original wide plank floors. It has an exquisite new master bath and a playroom above the garage/barn.

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Contact: Leslie Caruso at lcaruso@WheelerRealEstateCT.com

Listed: $2,175,000

HPX: November/December 2006, 18 Old Farm Road, Darien

This 18th century farmhouse in Tokeneke (Darien) on 1.76 acres of prime land. It is one of the original four homes built in Tokeneke. The property is bordered by stone walls. The interior boasts exposed beams and original wide plank floors. It has an exquisite new master bath and a playroom above the garage/barn.

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Contact: Leslie Caruso at lcaruso@WheelerRealEstateCT.com

Listed: $2,175,000

HPX:November/December 2006, The Bennett House, New Milford

The Bennett House, located at 70 Bridge Street New Milford, was constructed in 1790 and has a Gross Building Area of approximately 3,028 square feet. The first floor interior layout includes an entrance foyer, two dining rooms, two restrooms, and a kitchen with a walk in cooler (10x12). The second floor includes six bedrooms, one office, and one full bathroom.

It is in the opinion of the Connecticut State Historic Preservation Officer that the Frederick G. Bennett House is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The property will be transferred subject to the recipient agreeing to an off-site relocation. This structure will be available for relocation between July 2007 & September 2007.

Potential recipients must demonstrate their ability to assume legal and financial responsibility for the structure. Any non-governmental party must be able to demonstrate its economic and administrative ability to perform the relocation of the property, such as a surety bond, a trust fund, or a reverter to some other responsible agency.

Contact: Keith T. Hall, Transportation Supervising Planner at the Connecticut Department of Transportation, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, P.O. Box 317546, Newington, CT 06131-7546. (860) 594-2926. All proposals will be accepted until November 23, 2006, and reviewed within a thirty-day period.

HPX: November/December 2006, English Bank Barn, Farmington

This c1780 English bank barn located at 37 Mountain Spring Road needs a new home. It has 11 inch posts with scribe rule marriage marks. The barn is in very good condition. An attached barn is dated c1820. The c1820 barn is probably past rehabilitation, but can be used for parts, particularly the clapboard. The owner suggests an $8,000.00 landscaping fee after the potential buyer demonstrates the ability to remove the structure from the site and reconstruct it on their own lot.

Contact: Chris Raferty at 973-214-1506 or cflraferty@earthlink.net.

Listed: $1.00 plus landscaping fee

HPX: November/December 2006, Seth Wetmore House, Middletown

This elegant and imposing mansion was built in 1746 on a hillside site with views to Middletown and the Connecticut River. Wetmore was a successful merchant, judge and landowner, and his house boasts decorative details found in the homes of many of the Connecticut Valley elite known as the “River Gods.” On the outside, an impressive scroll-pedimented doorway dominates the facade. Indoors, the painted parlor, one of the great treasures of American decorative art, was removed to the Wadsworth Atheneum in 1988 and replaced with a replica, but other historic interiors remain, boasting wide-planked floors, fine paneling, an ornate stair and 8 fireplaces. The house is individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places, making it potentially eligible for federal rehabilitation tax credits.

The Wetmore house offers over 7,000 square feet, with 10 bedrooms, 3 full baths and 2 kitchens. Its generous size and proximity to Wesleyan University, make a bed-and-breakfast a possible reuse option. Though livable, the house needs extensive repairs, and the Connecticut Trust listed it in 2003 as one of the Most Important Threatened Historic Places in Connecticut.

With its exceptional architectural quality, the Wetmore house has the potential to be one of Connecticut's historic showplaces.

Contact: Betsy Purtell 203-640-4440 or BPurtell@coldwellbankermoves.com

Listed: $335,900