Connecticut Trust For Historic Preservation

The Fred Harrison House, 105 North Street, North Branford

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This house was built around 1915 for Fred Harrison and his family and was relo­cated after the New Haven Water Company acquired the property in 1927. Fred and his brother were carpenters and probably built the house themselves. The house is a well designed and well preserved one-and-a-half story wood-frame bun­galow that features Craftsman-style elements, such as fieldstone-faced foundation, shingle siding, integral front porch with tapered square columns, and bay win­dows and dormers with either shed or gable roofs. Inside is a flowing plan of rooms that open to each other, as well as varnished woodwork, pocket doors, and built-ins. A group of outbuildings behind the Harrison House served various domestic functions. The central section of the largest of these buildings is an early twentieth century gable-end barn, which was expanded on each side. The house and outbuildings are being offered for $1 each for relocation to a new property. Contact: Dawn O’Connell, H. Pearce Real Estate. (203) 281-3400, ext. 333.