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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. 17th and 18th century structures are particularly difficult to date. Although many of them are situated along Windsor Avenue, Broad Street, 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. Of course, there are plenty of old houses not quite old enough to make the list, and we have in our research library lots of information on these and other buildings still standing and long gone. So come visit us!

 

 

Old Windsor Houses Standing Today

 

 

Street

Number

 

Street Location

 

Built ca.

 

Builder

 

Comment

 

Photo

175

 

Broad St.

 

1795

 

Allyn, Henry

 

 

208

 

Broad St.

 

1822

 

Loomis, Col. James

 

 

208 Broad Street

323

 

Broad St.

 

1777

 

Mather, Col. Oliver

 

Windsor Library

 

323 Broad Street

390

 

Broad St.

 

1675

 

Moore, John

 

 

390 Broad Street

441

 

Broad St.

 

1824

 

Mather, Allyn M.

 

Moved from 306 Broad St.

 

441 Broad Street

464

 

Broad St.

 

1806

 

Moore, Edward

 

 

464 Broad Street

159-165

 

Broad St.

 

1850

 

?

 

 

159 Broad Street

449-451

 

Broad St.

 

1840

 

Buckland, Lorenzo M.

 

 

449 Broad Street

64

 

Center Street

 

1775

 

Denslow, Benoni

 

 

64 Center Street

45

 

Deerfield Rd.

 

1822

 

Mills, Elijah & Samuel

 

 

45 Deerfield Street

119

 

Deerfield Rd.

 

1670

 

Allyn, Capt. Thomas

 

Possibly 1690

 

119 Deerfield Road

148

 

Deerfield Rd.

 

1824

 

Mills, Oliver

 

 

148 Deerfield Road

184

 

Deerfield Rd.

 

1834

 

Mills, Timothy

 

 

184 Deerfield Road

245

 

Deerfield Rd.

 

1769

 

Moore, Elisha

 

 

245 Deerfield Road

32

 

East St.

 

1850

 

Hatheway Store

 

 

32 East Street

38

 

East St.

 

1845

 

Roberts, Cicero

 

 

38 East Street

122

 

East St.

 

1670

 

Phelps, William

 

 

140

 

East St.

 

1650

 

Hillier, John

 

 

140 East Street

24-26

 

East St.

 

1732

 

Palmer, John

 

 

24 East Street

31

 

Elm St.

 

1805

 

Loomis, William

 

Moved from Broad St.

 

31 Elm Street

37

 

Elm St.

 

1664

 

Moore, Deacon John

 

Moved from Broad St.

 

37 Elm Street

59-61

 

Hayden Ave.

 

1790

 

Loomis, Col. James

 

Moved

 

59 Hayden Avenue

83

 

Hayden Station Rd.

 

1824

 

James Drake

 

 

83 Hayden Station Road

128

 

Hayden Station Rd.

 

1763

 

Hayden, Capt. Nathaniel

 

 

266 Hayden Station Road

130

 

Hayden Station Rd.

 

1760

 

Hayden, Capt. Nathaniel

 

 

130 Hayden Station Road

162

 

Hayden Station Rd.

 

1770

 

Hayden, John

 

 

162 Hayden Station Road

266

 

Hayden Station Rd.

 

1838

 

Blanchard, Simeon

 

 

266 Hayden Station Road

26

 

Island Rd.

 

1825

 

Beckwith, Nancy

 

 

26 Island Road

21

 

Laurel Ave.

 

1835

 

?

 

Moved from Windsor Ave.

 

21 Laurel Avenue

 

 

Loomis Chaffee School

 

1640

 

Loomis, Joseph

 

Ell portion, Loomis Homestead

 

 

 

Loomis Chaffee School

 

1688

 

Loomis, Deacon John

 

Main house, Loomis Homestead

 

 

 

Loomis Chaffee School

 

1835

 

Phelps, Ellsworth

 

 

70

 

Mack St.

 

1825

 

Alford, Hestus

 

 

70 Mack Street

7

 

Macktown Rd.

 

1770

 

Woodford, William

 

Moved from Avon, CT

 

7 Macktown Road

56-58

 

Maple Ave.

 

1795

 

Moore, Thomas, Jr.

 

Moved from Broad St.

 

56 Maple Street

25

 

Marshall Phelps Rd.

 

1805

 

Marshall, Capt. Elihu

 

 

25 Marshall Phelps Road

33

 

Meadow Rd, Wilson

 

1768

 

Barber, Elijah, Sr.

 

 

2

 

Moorlands Street

 

1767

 

Cook, Elisha

 

Moved from 35 Mack St.

 

2 Moorlands Street

5

 

Moorlands Street

 

1745

 

Wolcott, Dr. Alexander

 

Moved from Lower Broad St.

 

5 Moorlands Street

5

 

North Meadow Rd.

 

1789

 

Hayden, Thomas

 

 

5 North Meadow Road

9

 

North Meadow Rd.

 

1780

 

?

 

Built in Hayden Station, moved in 1807 by Nathaniel Howard

 

9 North Meadow Street

10

 

North Meadow Rd.

 

1780

 

Strong, Elisha

 

 

14

 

North Meadow Rd.

 

1699

 

Strong, Return

 

 

14 North Meadow Street

36

 

North Meadow Rd.

 

1786

 

Brown, Ephraim

 

First attrib. to Jonathon Alford

 

44

 

North Meadow Rd.

 

1730

 

Cross, Capt. Samuel

 

 

44 North Meadow Road

75

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1794

 

First Church in Windsor

 

 

75 Palisado Avenue

76-78

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1835

 

Morgan, Jasper

 

 

76 Palisado Avenue

96

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1758

 

Strong, John

 

click here

 

Strong House

101

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1753

 

Russell, Rev. William

 

 

101 Palisado Avenue

108

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1767

 

Chaffee, Hezekiah

 

click here

 

108 Palisado Avenue

115

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1807

 

Ellsworth, Oliver

 

Built for son Martin Ellsworth

 

118

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1772

 

Hooker, James

 

 

161

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1771

 

Ellsworth, Jonathan

 

Moved from 107 Palisado Ave.

 

161 Palisado Avenue

204

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1790

 

Hooker, Horace

 

 

204 Palisado Avenue

209

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1800

 

Sill, Elisha

 

 

209 Palisado Avenue

225

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1790

 

Drake, Dorson

 

 

225 Palisado Avenue

248

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1790

 

Mather, Elijah

 

 

248 Palisado Avenue

256

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1767

 

Mather, Elijah, Jr.

 

 

273

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1740

 

Ellsworth, Alexander

 

 

273 Palisado Avenue

299

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1798

 

Ellsworth, Jonathan

 

 

299 Palisado Avenue

316

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1850

 

Ellsworth, Horace

 

 

316 Palisado Avenue

335

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1790

 

Barker, Ephraim

 

 

335 Palisado Avenue

336

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1784

 

Ellsworth, Jonathan

 

 

336 Palisado Avenue

368

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1817

 

Olcott, Eliakrin

 

 

368 Palisado Avenue

375

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1791

 

Mitchell, Moses

 

Moved here

 

375 Palisado Avenue

407

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1764

 

Chapman, Taylor

 

 

407 Palisado Avenue

458

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1845

 

Sweetland, Isaac

 

 

458 Palisado Avenue

495

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1728

 

Thrall, William

 

 

495 Palisado Avenue

546

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1735

 

Stoughton, Capt. Samuel

 

 

546 Palisado Avenue

560

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1770

 

Hoskins, John

 

 

560 Palisado Avenue

597

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1772

 

Gaylord, John

 

 

597 Palisado Avenue

602

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1799

 

Miller, Roswell

 

 

602 Palisado Avenue

757

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1782

 

Moore, Benjamin

 

Moved from 916 Poquonock Ave.

 

757 Palisado Avenue

773

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1770

 

Ellsworth, Capt. David

 

 

773 Palisado Avenue

778

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1740

 

Ellsworth, Jonathan

 

Main house

 

Oliver Ellsworth Homestead

778

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1781

 

Ellsworth, Oliver

 

Addition to main house,1781

 

Oliver Ellsworth Homestead

912

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1800

 

Bissell, Josiah

 

 

957

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1773

 

Hayden, Isaac

 

 

957 Palisado Avenue

1022

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1790

 

Bissell, Ebenezer Fitch

 

"Bissell Stage Tavern"

 

1245

 

Palisado Ave.

 

1837

 

Hayden, Nathaniel L.

 

 

27

 

Park Ave.

 

1830

 

Loomis, Daniel & Nathan

 

 

27 Park Avenue

25

 

Pierson Lane

 

1787

 

Porter, Daniel

 

 

25 Pierson Lane

105

 

Pigeon Hill Rd.

 

1845

 

Palmer, Martin, Jr.

 

 

221

 

Pigeon Hill Rd.

 

1785

 

Marshall, Eliakim

 

 

221 Pigeon Hill Road

240

 

Pigeon Hill Rd.

 

1790

 

?

 

 

240 Pigeon Hill Road

280

 

Pigeon Hill Rd.

 

1766

 

Palmer, Joel

 

 

280 Pigeon Hill Road

40

 

Pleasant St.

 

1830

 

Shelton, William

 

 

40 Pleasant Street

30-32

 

Poquonock Ave.

 

1850

 

Woodford, John B.

 

 

38

 

Poquonock Ave.

 

1820

 

Bruce, John

 

 

38 Poquonock Avenue

54

 

Poquonock Ave.

 

1835

 

Bedortha, Quartus

 

 

204

 

Poquonock Ave.

 

1827

 

Brown, Jesse

 

 

361

 

Poquonock Ave.

 

1791

 

Barber, Gidion

 

Moved from Pigeon Hill Rd.

 

361 Poquonock Avenue

475

 

Poquonock Ave.

 

1839

 

Roberts, Cicero

 

 

475 Poquonock Avenue

1043

 

Poquonock Ave.

 

1777

 

Pinney, Isaac

 

 

1043 Poquonock Avenue

1075

 

Poquonock Ave.

 

1799

 

Clark, Grove

 

 

1075 Poquonock Avenue

1123

 

Poquonock Ave.

 

1850

 

Griswold, Warham

 

 

1123 Poquonock Avenue

1152

 

Poquonock Ave.

 

1818

 

Griswold, W. Aralzie

 

 

1152 Poquonock Avenue

1178

 

Poquonock Ave.

 

1824

 

Barnes, Abel, Jr.

 

 

1178 Poquonock Avenue

1183

 

Poquonock Ave.

 

1819

 

Barnes, Abel

 

 

1183 Poquonock Avenue

1207

 

Poquonock Ave.

 

1783

 

Griswold, Francis

 

 

1207 Poquonock Avenue

1227

 

Poquonock Ave.

 

1806

 

Griswold, Truman

 

 

1227 Poquonock Avenue

1257

 

Poquonock Ave.

 

1776

 

Niles, Moses

 

 

1257 Poquonock Avenue

1290

 

Poquonock Ave.

 

1789

 

Griswold, Hezekiah

 

 

1290 Poquonock Avenue

1312

 

Poquonock Ave.

 

1789

 

Griswold, Pheneas

 

 

1312 Poquonock Avenue

1339

 

Poquonock Ave.

 

1785

 

Holcomb, Samuel

 

 

1339 Poquonock Avenue

1355

 

Poquonock Ave.

 

1775

 

Phelps, William

 

 

1355 Poquonock Avenue

1368

 

Poquonock Ave.

 

1798

 

Phelps, Cyrus

 

 

1368 Poquonock Avenue

1397

 

Poquonock Ave.

 

1792

 

Griswold, Abel

 

 

1397 Poquonock Avenue

1531

 

Poquonock Ave.

 

1799

 

Griswold, Friend

 

 

1531 Poquonock Avenue

1580

 

Poquonock Ave.

 

1806

 

Soper, William

 

 

1580 Poquonock Avenue

1591

 

Poquonock Ave.

 

1752

 

Barnard, Joseph

 

 

1591 Poquonock Avenue

1731

 

Poquonock Ave.

 

1830

 

Colton, Horatio

 

 

1791

 

Poquonock Ave.

 

1840

 

Carey, Moses

 

 

1791 Poquonock Avenue

1834

 

Poquonock Ave.

 

1790

 

Griswold, Capt. Silvanus

 

 

1847

 

Poquonock Ave.

 

1839

 

Rising, Hiram

 

 

1847 Poquonock Avenue

34

 

Prospect Hill Rd.

 

1795

 

Holcomb, Roderick

 

 

34 Prospect Hill Road

135

 

Prospect Hill Rd.

 

1787

 

Griswold, Naomi

 

 

135 Prospect Hill Road

221

 

Prospect Hill Rd.

 

1752

 

Holcomb, Martin

 

 

245

 

Prospect Hill Rd.

 

1770

 

Phelps, John

 

Moved here

 

308

 

Prospect Hill Rd.

 

1815

 

Buck, Daniel

 

Moved here from West Street?

 

308 Prospect Hill Road

180

 

Rainbow Rd.

 

1835

 

Soper, William

 

 

180 Rainbow Road

214-220

 

Rainbow Rd.

 

1840

 

Soper, Merritt

 

 

271

 

Rainbow Rd.

 

1832

 

Clark, Joel Bushrod

 

 

271 Rainbow Road

291

 

Rainbow Rd.

 

1790

 

Butler, Richard

 

 

291 Rainbow Road

305

 

Rainbow Rd.

 

1830

 

Soper, Ira

 

 

305 Rainbow Road

312

 

Rainbow Rd.

 

1844

 

Phelps, Francis L.

 

 

312 Rainbow Road

362

 

Rainbow Rd.

 

1835

 

Moore, Harlow

 

 

362 Rainbow Road

436

 

Rainbow Rd.

 

1834

 

Case, Benoni, Jr.

 

 

436 Rainbow Road

6

 

Settlement Hill Rd.

 

1690

 

Bronson, Jonathan

 

Moved from Brookfield, CT

 

6 Settlement Hill Road

26

 

Stinson Place

 

1796

 

Drake, Job

 

Moved here

 

26 Stinson Place

23

 

Tunxis St.

 

1845

 

Dunham Mill House

 

 

23 Tunxis Street

87-89

 

Tunxis St.

 

1830

 

Dunham Mill House

 

 

87 Tunxis Street

15

 

Violet St.

 

1783

 

Marsh, Capt. Hezikiah

 

 

15 Violet Street

54

 

West St.

 

1782

 

Ross, John

 

Probably not the original house

 

54 West Street

140

 

West St.

 

1845

 

Griswold, Niles M.

 

 

140 West Street

202

 

West St.

 

1821

 

Griswold, Elijah, Jr.

 

 

202 West Street

195

 

Windsor Ave.

 

1787

 

Drake, Lory

 

 

1095 Windsor Avenue

227

 

Windsor Ave.

 

1790

 

Barber, Elijah W., Jr.

 

 

227 Windsor Avenue

253

 

Windsor Ave.

 

1840

 

Wilson, Henry, Jr.

 

 

253 Windsor Avenue

411-413

 

Windsor Ave.

 

1830

 

Barber, Giles

 

 

411 Windsor Avenue

860

 

Windsor Ave.

 

1827

 

Barber, Warren

 

 

881

 

Windsor Ave.

 

1828

 

Loomis, Capt. James, II

 

 

881 Windsor Avenue

901

 

Windsor Ave.

 

1825

 

Loomis, Job

 

 

901 Windsor Avenue

916-918

 

Windsor Ave.

 

1835

 

Loomis, Moses

 

 

916 Windsor Avenue

949

 

Windsor Ave.

 

1772

 

Loomis, Serajah

 

 

949 Windsor Avenue

969

 

Windsor Ave.

 

1839

 

Loomis, Spencer

 

 

969 Windsor Avenue

992

 

Windsor Ave.

 

1838

 

Barber, Martin

 

 

992 Windsor Avenue

1006

 

Windsor Ave.

 

1798

 

Warner, George

 

 

1021

 

Windsor Ave.

 

1830

 

Loomis, Gurdon

 

 

1021 Windsor Avenue

1037

 

Windsor Ave.

 

1798

 

Loomis, Ira, Sr.

 

 

1037 Windsor Avenue

1053

 

Windsor Ave.

 

1833

 

Loomis, Ira, Jr.

 

 

1053 Windsor Avenue

1065

 

Windsor Ave.

 

1787

 

Loomis, Benjamin

 

 

1065 Windsor Avenue

1095

 

Windsor Ave.

 

1778

 

Strong, Abel

 

 

1095 Windsor Avenue

1174

 

Windsor Ave.

 

1752

 

Loomis, Capt. Nathaniel

 

 

1174 Windsor Avenue

 

 


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