Windsor Historic Houses


Where are the Oldest Houses in Windsor?


A question that is not so easy to answer!



Local historian Beverly Garvan has researched and compiled this list of Old Houses in Windsor Built Prior to 1850 for the Windsor Historical Society. She used land deeds, tax assessments, probate records, maps, and family genealogies to arrive at the approximate dates these historic houses were built.


The list includes the earliest-known houses that are still standing in Windsor; but, of course, many other first-generation houses are now simply lost in time. Seventeenth and 18th century structures are particularly difficult to date. Although many of them are situated along Windsor Avenue, Broad Streett, or Poquonock Avenue, actual house numbers were not assigned until the early 20th century. Often it is necessary to research a combination of record sources to establish a fairly accurate date of construction.


In 1933 at the time of Windsor’s 300th anniversary, Leland P. Wilson led a team which researched and placed historic markers on many of Windsor’s older houses. Since then some of those homes have been demolished and others have lost their markers.


Ms. Garvan’s completely updated list contains 192 buildings. You are welcome to visit the Windsor Historical Society at 96 Palisado Avenue to learn more about the historic houses in Windsor.




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