Connecticut Trust For Historic Preservation

Patrick Qualey House and Barns, Redding

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This vernacular two-story house is linked to the history of Irish immigration. It was the home of Patrick and Kathryn Qualey, who sought a better life in Connecticut.  They built and tended a modest farmstead on seven acres and raised their family there. Members of the Qualey family occupied the house into the 1940s.  The adjacent Redding Country Club now owns the property and is offering to give away the house and two barns, if removed for restoration on another site. The buildings may be obtained and moved separately, however it would be desirable for them to retain their historical association with one another.The house is oriented with the gable end to the street. Brackets support a shallow pitched roof over the front door, which is centered on the facade. The house is of post and beam construction and has clapboard siding. The window sashes are one-over-one. Much of the original plaster remains on the interior walls, and the ceilings are seven feet high on both floors. The barns are also of post and beam construction.  The larger one has some roof damage.  The timeliness of proposals is important. The Country Club may contribute to moving costs for the right applicant. Contact: Michael Sautkulis, 203-938-2567.