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Litchfield Historical Society photograph collection

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Buildings and landscapes

Photographic Portraits



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Litchfield Historical Society photograph collection | Litchfield Historical Society

By Lee S. Cook and Marcia Furman

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Title: Litchfield Historical Society photograph collectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Primary Creator: Litchfield Historical Society

Extent: 0.0 Photographs

Subjects: Church buildings - Connecticut - Litchfield, Historic buildings - Connecticut - Litchfield, Litchfield (Conn.)

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Litchfield photograph collection contains photographs of the built environment; landscapes; events; portraits and group photographs; and oversized photographs. This finding aid is a work in progress. The buildings and landscapes series contains photographs of Litchfield, including Bantam, Milton, and Northfield. Digital images are not yet available.

Subject/Index Terms

Church buildings - Connecticut - Litchfield
Historic buildings - Connecticut - Litchfield
Litchfield (Conn.)

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of copyright holders. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright holders. Responsibility for any use rests with the user.

Acquisition Method: This collection was assembled by the Litchfield Historical Society from a variety of donations. Donor and acquisitions information varies from one photo to the next. Please contact staff if you wish to know additional acquisition details about specific items.

Preferred Citation: Litchfield Historical Society Photograph Collection, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Buildings and landscapes],
[Series 2: Photographic Portraits],
[All]

Series 1: Buildings and landscapesAdd to your cart.
Photographs of Litchfield buildings, both existing and non-extant, and landscapes/views of areas and streets in Litchfield. Most of the photographs are black and white or sepia toned unless otherwise noted in the individual description.
Sub-Series 1: Alain White Road [Morris]Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Alain White Road [Morris] #333Add to your cart.
Built by a member of the Marsh family, the Marsh/Wagstaff  house was owned in 1852 and 1859 by Horace C. Marsh; in 1870 by Clark Loveland; in 1900 by Mrs. Frothington Wagstaff, and in 1904 by Elizabeth Barnard. The house, known as Flyway Farm, is on White Memorial Foundation property.  Three glossy black and white photographs taken in 1953 for the Conn. Junior Republic House Tour including two interior views and one of the exterior. All are stamped on the back: C.E. Morgan Photo & GIft Shop, Bantam, Conn.
Sub-Series 2: BantamAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Bantam MillAdd to your cart.

Views of the Bantam Mill in 1904 (or earlier) located on the Bantam Falls on the Bantam River, present site of the Conn. Light and Power dam. Two stereographs by J.L. Judd, Litchfield.

  also  a print of the "Bantam Mill" that  does not appear to be the same mill but may be one that was located on Bantam Road at the site of the later Bantam Ball Bearing.

Folder 2: BantamAdd to your cart.
Miscellaneous views of Bantam.
Item 1: Bantam - Cathole RoadAdd to your cart.
Cathole Road, earlier know as North Road in a black & white photograph taken in 1890s by Arthur Bissell. The photo shows a dirt road with a group of people on the side.
Item 2: Bantam - Saw mill, 1919Add to your cart.
Five men operating an antique saw mill.  The photograph was donated by Santino Evangelisti, an owner of the Bantam Lumber Co., no longer in business.The center figure is Augusto Evangelisti, father of donor. The right had figure is Augusto Luize.
Sub-Series 3: Bantam LakeAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Bantam Lake views from the southAdd to your cart.
Views of Bantam Lake from the south, including Deer Island. Includes dates of 1891 (by N.D. Benedict) and 1904 (by Fred Bissell).
Folder 2: Bantam Lake - Point FollyAdd to your cart.
Views of Point Folly, a peninsula in the north part of Bantam Lake. Included are a stereograph by J.L. Judd, Litchfield, Conn.; and a black & white photograph dated 1905 by Litchfield Studios
Folder 3: Bantam Lake viewsAdd to your cart.
Includes views from north bay, Marsh Point, Bishop's landing, and sunset (by W.H. Sanford) across the Lake. Also people in canoes and sailboats (about 1890 by Benedict, Litchfield);the Bantam Belle, a small steamboat in 1955 owned by Virginia & Dick Finn; and one undated black & white photograph of ice boats. Four stereographs - looking north from Marsh Point; near the Island Hotel (Landon, photographer, New Milford, Conn.); looking east from Point Folly (J.L. Judd, Litchfield, Conn.); and an 1871 view over rooftops and houses.
Folder 4: Bantam Lake - Sandy BeachAdd to your cart.
Sandy Beach is located off East Shore Road in Morris, on the east side of Bantam Lake. Two black & white photographs of the beach & buidlings, and one of the floats. Both stamped "From the Photo Shop of Robert F. Hildebrand, Torrington, Conn."
Folder 5: Bantam Lake (Camp Agaming)Add to your cart.
Seven small black and white photographs of a camp, probably Camp Agaming, on Bantam Lake. Shown in the photographs are small conical tents and a larger tent, possibly the dining hall. Also photographs of a float and an outdoor meeting area. A postcard, not in the collection, of Camp Agaming has similarly shaped tents. circa 1920s. [accession 2003-70-0]
Sub-Series 4: Bantam Lake Road/Route 209Add to your cart.
Known earlier as South Street, Bantam, and West Shore Road.
Folder 1: Bantam Lake Road #38Add to your cart.

Bantam Ball Bearing Co. established in 1917. in 1938 it became the Warren MacArthur Corp. Built in 1900 as the Bantam Manufacturing Co., it became the Bantam Anti-Friction Co. before 1917. The black and white photograph is labelled "Picture of the modern factory of the Bantam Ball Bearing Company, built 1916. Presented by W.S. Rogers, Sept. 12, 1923." The top floor of the Bantam Inn (later moved) to the north, is visible.

Currently this photograph is housed in Photograph Oversize Box 8.

Folder 2: Bantam Lake Road site north of #38Add to your cart.
The Bantam Inn was built in 1908 by James Burns. It stood north of the Bantam Anti-Friction Co. and was sold to the Bantam Anti-Friction Co. in 1910 and run by Mr. Cushman. Then known as Cushman's Country Hotel. In the 1920s moved to Roosevelt Ave. #23. One black & white photograph with The Bantam Inn sign and a horse and buggy out front.
Folder 3: Bantam Lake Road viewAdd to your cart.
Looking north on Bantam Lake Road, includes the Baptist Church (moved there in 1908 and later removed) and houses on the east (right side of the photograph). The Bantam Inn and bridge over the Bantam River are on the west (left side of the photograph). This black and white photograph is a reprint of a postcard.
Folder 4: Bantam Lake Road siteAdd to your cart.
The Bantam station [now gone] for the Shepaug Railroad on the south bank of the Bantam River on the east side of Bantam Lake Road. Included in the black and white photograph are the Echo Farm Creamery and a chute into the Bantam River that was for harvesting ice for the Creamery.
Sub-Series 5: Bantam RiverAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Bantam River viewsAdd to your cart.
Views along the Bantam River. Exact locations are not indicated. Included are a stereograph by J.L. Judd, Litchfield, Conn. of a wooden bridge on the River; a reprint of a painting titled "Love Grove on Bantam River" from the album of Mary Peck; and a very small black & white photograph taken June 1926.
Folder 2: Bantam River - Canoe ClubAdd to your cart.
Two black & white photographs of the old Canoe Club when it was located on Bantam River, near Whites Woods Road. One taken about 1900 shows a fairly new building with a woman by a fire and a man with an axe constructing something. A second undated photograph shows two buildings and a ramp to the river.
Sub-Series 6: Bantam Road/Route 202Add to your cart.
In the center of Bantam, this road was known earlier as Main Street. The part of the road to the east toward Litchfield, starting at Milton Road, was known as West Road. Before it was designated Conn. Route 202, it was Conn. Route 25.
Folder 1: Bantam Road #367Add to your cart.
Black and white photograph of the commercial building ca. 1950s.  John H. Ocain, photographer.
Folder 2: Bantam Road #370Add to your cart.
Homestead of Elizabeth (Williamson) Hunt and George H. Hunt. Later owners included Charles E. and Bettina Youmans; Robert & Marion Wilton (1974-    )
Folder 3: Bantam Road site of #618Add to your cart.
Photograph of Elisha Horton house, now gone, on the corner of Bantam Road and High Bridge Road.
Folder 4: Bantam Road #802Add to your cart.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church was built in 1843. Included are a stereograph by Landon, Photographer, New Milford, Conn. that was taken about 1860, and a later black and white from the 1960s or 1970s.
Folder 5: Bantam Road #822Add to your cart.
A small black and white photograph of the Bantam Fire House taken about 1920 when it was only one story, with Bantam's first motorized fire truck, an American LaFrance. On the truck are Charles Peno or Deno, R. Curry, H. Kilbourn.
Folder 6: Bantam Road #908Add to your cart.
Bantam School was built in 1893 and served as the elementary school until 1956 when the new Bantam School was built.  Black and photographs of the school and some of the teachers and students by the school. Owned by the Ebner family in 1986.
Folder 7: Bantam Road #931Add to your cart.
Site of Flynn and Doyle Cariage Co.,later the Trumbull-Vanderpoel Electric Manufacturing Co., and the Connecticut Electric Switch Manufacturing Co.
Sub-Folder 1: Bantam Road #931Add to your cart.
Black and white photographs of the front of the Flynn & Doyle Carriage Co. 1876-1911; a view from the south across the Bantam River taken before 1908 when the Baptist Church was still there; and two prints after a fire. Also a photograph of one of the carriages built there before 1900.
Sub-Folder 2: Bantam Road #931Add to your cart.
One black and white photograph, a reprint, labelled "Trumbull Vanderpoel and Co.", also known as theTrumbull-Vanderpoel Electric Manufacturing Co.
Folder 8: Bantam Road viewsAdd to your cart.
Early views of Main Street, now Bantam Road/Route 202 in the center of Bantam. One is labeled as looking east in 1904.
Sub-Folder 1: Bantam Road views - Bushnell ElmAdd to your cart.
Photograph of the Bushnell Elm [now gone] on the corner of Bantam Road and Bantam Lake Road. Also visible is St. Paul's Episcopal Church and a house on the corner [now gone].
Sub-Series 7: Beach StreetAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Beach Street #209Add to your cart.

Built in the later part of the 19th century and owned by the Coe family. Purchased in 1884 by William Plumb, and in 1914 by Austin Cheney, when it became part of Falcon's Flight Farm.

[Currently housed in Photograph Oversize Box 1]

Folder 2: Beach Street site - Beach District SchoolAdd to your cart.
A small black and white photograph donated to the Society in 1913 by Dr. Peck. The school closed in 1907. The exact location and demise of the school are unknown but a school appears on the 1874 map on the east side of Beach Street at the intersection with Butternut Brook Road.
Sub-Series 8: Blakeslee RoadAdd to your cart.
Road located in Northfield.
Sub-Series 9: Blue Swamp RoadAdd to your cart.
Road located in Milton.
Folder 1: Blue Swamp Road siteAdd to your cart.
Smith Carriage factory and house includes Chester F. Smith homestead and factory photographs taken about 1910.
Sub-Series 10: Brush Hill RoadAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Brush Hill Road #16Add to your cart.
Myron Osborne house built in 1822. Photograph of a watercolor drawing by Amy Cross on September 28, 1887 to Mr. Osborne on his 91st birthday
Folder 2: Brush Hill Road site of #91Add to your cart.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ripley house, also known as Northwood Farms; Kilravock Inn; Carter's Inn. Burned down in 1976. Included are 2 copies of photographs from the Smithsonian Institution - an exterior view and a floor plan. Also a large color postcard of Carter's Inn in the winter.
Folder 3: Brush Hill Road #117Add to your cart.
Joseph Vaill homestead built in 1744. Known as Wolf Pit Farm. Later owned by Wagner Thielens; Stanley Martineau; Bertram & Delia Lewis; and Howard & Adele Goodkind. Recognized as the oldest residence on its original foundation in Litchfield. Views taken in the late 1800s, 1960, and 1969.
Sub-Series 11: Camp Dutton RoadAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Camp Dutton Road #21Add to your cart.
Bigelow house built about 1850. Photograph by N.D. Benedict in 1892. On back of photograph "Birthplace of G.E. Hodson, 1853." Associated with the manufacturing industries, including Bigelow Mill,  on the Bantam River to the north of the house.
Sub-Series 12: Camp Hill RoadAdd to your cart.
Located in Northfield.
Folder 1: Camp Hill Road #18Add to your cart.
Built in 1806 by Jacob Turner as an inn, this house was acquired by John Catlin in 1842 who ran a private academy there. It remained in the Catlin family until 1931 and was occupied by James P. Catlin and Laura Catlin. Owned by the Sherwoods from 1947-1955 and then William W. Bassford.
Folder 2: Camp Hill Road #59Add to your cart.

Jabez McCall house on Northfield hill, looking north.

[Currently housed in Photograph Oversize Box 1]

Folder 3: Camp Hill Road #64Add to your cart.

Rev. Joseph E. Camp house on Northfield hill, looking north. In 2012 it was Far View Farm.

[Currently housed in Photograph Oversize Box 1]

Folder 4: Camp Hill Road siteAdd to your cart.

Colonel Marsh house on Northfield Hill, looking south. Town down in 1902.

[Currently housed in Photograph Oversize Box 1]

Folder 5: Camp Hill Road site - First Congregational ChurchAdd to your cart.
A photograph of the First Congregational Church of Northfield that was torn down in 1876 after a new church was built. The church stood at the top of Camp Hill Road.
Sub-Series 13: Campville RoadAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Campville Road #66 & #72Add to your cart.

Composite photograph of Joseph Hopkins house, built in 1796, and Capt. Harris Hopkins house, built in 1764.

[Currently housed in Photograph Oversize Box 1]

Folder 2: Campville Road #140Add to your cart.
Asa Hopkins house, built about 1810. Later owners included Edward Hopkins, Nathan Frence,  Robert & Betsy Cooley. The photograph, ca. 1890, shows the front and north side of the house with a group of people by a fence in the front.
Sub-Series 14: Chestnut Hill RoadAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Chestnut Hill Road siteAdd to your cart.
The Levi Morse/Moss homestead, probably built after 1800. Burned down in 1927 after being struck by lightning.  Another house was built on the site.
Folder 2: Chestnut Hill Road site - Medicine RockAdd to your cart.
Photograph taken by Mrs. George Vondermuhll of "Medicine Rock", a quartz boulder on the Martin Wright Farm, Chestnut Hill, sold and broken up for silica.  Also a printed copy of the same rock taken in 1908 by J.S. Wetmore.
Folder 3: Chestnut Hill Road site - Chestnut Hill District SchoolAdd to your cart.
In 1913, Dr. Peck donated these two small black and white photographs to the Historical Society. On the back of one is written "Old Chestnut Hill [school]" and it appears the building had been used as an outbuilding or barn. The second photograph "Chestnut Hill" is a newer building. On an 1874 map, this district school was located in the intersection of the current Chestnut Hill Road and West Chestnut Hill Road. The school was closed by 1921.
Folder 4: Chestnut Hill Road - Airplane landing, 1920Add to your cart.
Three small black and white photographs. Written on the back "First airplane to land in Litchfield, Chestnut Hill 1920". Bantam Lake is visible in the background. These photographs were donated by Emily Noyes Vanderpoel, accession #3874.
Sub-Series 15: Clark RoadAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Clark RoadAdd to your cart.
Views of a farm on Clark Road and a ca. 1950 cow barn that was torn down in 1972.
Sub-Series 16: Collins RoadAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Collins Road #9Add to your cart.
Built about 1730, this house is associated with Isaac Phelps and often called the Richards house. It is located near the intersection of Fern Ave. and East Litchfield Road. Front view of the house and a photograph with detail of the front door.
Sub-Series 17: Duck Pond RoadAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Duck Pond Road #55Add to your cart.
Originally located in Branford, Conn. this house was built in 1790 by Capt. Samuel Beach. In 1957 it was moved from East Main Street in Branford for S. Dillon Ripley. The architect was Eric Gugler. Color photograph of an interior room by W.H. Wilcoxson taken July 7, 1962.
Sub-Series 18: East Chestnut Hill RoadAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: East Chestnut Hill Road #125Add to your cart.
Built by Lt. Thomas Catlin about 1760. Known as Middle Ridge Farm, later owners inclube Webster, William Warren, John Beer, Malcoln & Carol Bramley. Photographs of the exterior and interior, particularly the paintings on the plaster walls.
Sub-Series 19: East Litchfield RoadAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: East Litchfield Road #43Add to your cart.
Photograph at the northeast corner of Fern Ave. and East Litchfield Road of a house, built about 1737 and once part of Echo Farms. The house was moved north from the corner after the time of the photograph. Owned in 2012 by Raymond & Fran Devlin.
Folder 2: East Litchfield RoadAdd to your cart.

Buildings of  Echo Farm including a house and barns with a group of men lined up in the foreground.

Currently housed in Photograph Oversize Box 1.

Folder 3: East Litchfield Road #182Add to your cart.
Built in 1776. A few of the owners were Eaton Jones, Mary M. Jones,, Melville Wooster,and Ward & Mosse Heinrich.
Folder 4: East Litchfield Road - East Chestnut Hill District SchoolAdd to your cart.
Dr. Peck, in 1913, donated this small black & white photograph of the East Chestnut Hill District School. It was located on East Litchfield Road and closed in 1935.
Folder 5: East Litchfield Road #229Add to your cart.
Built in 1770. Owners included Charles and John McNeil, Margaret & Frederick Busk, and in 1949 the Daughters of Wisdom (Wisdom House). Earlier known as Spruce Brook Farm.
Sub-Series 20: East Litchfield Road SouthAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: East Litchfield Road South site, 1898Add to your cart.
Dwight C. Kilbourn house known as Ferncliff. The house, now gone, stood on the south side of East Litchfield Road South. Photograph taken in July 1898.
Sub-Series 21: East StreetAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: East Street #7Add to your cart.

Known historically as the John Collins house, built in 1782. Later owners included Luke Lewis, Mary Phelps, Dr. Charles Turkington; Nan Heminway; and Jeffrey Tillou.

Photographs date from the late 1800s to 1967. Other buildings in the photographs are at  East Street #9 and North Street #10.

Folder 2: East Street #9Add to your cart.
Known historically as the Apothecary Shop. Later Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe;Philip B. Brewster's Bookstore.
Item 1: Golden Eagle Antique ShopAdd to your cart.
Owned by Floyd Thoms.
Item 2: Lorraine Spence [dress shop]Add to your cart.
Item 3: Philip B. Brewster BooksAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Realtech RealtorsAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Ye Olde Curiosity ShoppeAdd to your cart.
antique shop
Folder 3: East Street site between #9  & #15Add to your cart.
Phelps Tavern also named United States Hotel. Demolished in 1938.
Sub-Folder 1: United States Hotel before 1892Add to your cart.
Photographs of the United States Hotel, known earlier as Phelps Inn and after 1910 as Phelps Tavern. This group of photographs shows the hotel sign on the roof before renovations, rooms and dormers were added in 1892 by James Campbell.
Sub-Folder 2: United States Hotel after 1892Add to your cart.
The United States Hotel after 1892 and before it was sold to Eugene L. Phelps in 1910 at which time it became the Phelps Tavern.
Sub-Folder 3: Phelps TavernAdd to your cart.
Photographs of the Phelps Tavern after the name was changed in 1910 from the United States Hotel.
Sub-Folder 4: Phelps Tavern interiorAdd to your cart.
Two photographs of the interior of Phelps Tavern.
Sub-Folder 5: Phelps Tavern demolitionAdd to your cart.
Photographs of the demolition of Phelps Tavern in 1938. Included are views of the deteriorating interior of the hotel and the demolition of the exterior.
Folder 4: East Street site of #11Add to your cart.
C.P.Barber's Livery Stable behind the United States Hotel. Mr. Barber in a straw hat with stable boys holding horses. Demolished in 1988 to make way for the Litchfield Volunteer Ambulance building.
Folder 5: East Street #15Add to your cart.
Historically known as the Timothy Skinner house. Built 1785/1787. Later owners included Seth P. Beers; W.W. and W. Jerome Bissell; Congregational Church parsonage.
Folder 6: East Street #22Add to your cart.

Historically known as the Collins-Hickox house. Built circa 1815, the original owner was Augustus Collins. Later Samuel P. Bolles; George A. Hickox; Mrs. John Vanderpoel; Bernard Arrieu.

Photograph taken in 1888 by Benedict of Litchfield, Conn.

Folder 7: East Street #23Add to your cart.
Congregational Church
Sub-Folder 1: Third Congregational ChurchAdd to your cart.
Third Congregational Church (1829-1873) before it was moved to Torrington Road
Sub-Folder 2: Third Congregational Church as Armory HallAdd to your cart.
The Third Congregational Church on Torrington Road when it was used as Armory Hall
Sub-Folder 3: Fourth Congregational ChurchAdd to your cart.
Fourth Congregational Church (1873-1929. Demolished in 1929?
Sub-Folder 4: Fifth  [Third] Congregational ChurchAdd to your cart.

The Third Congregational Church moved back to its former site on East Street.

[See also Photograph Oversize Box 1.]

Sub-Folder 5: Fifth [Third] Congregational ChurchAdd to your cart.

A large black and white photograph of the Fifth [Third] Congregational Church in the winter circa 1938.

Currently housed in Photograph Oversize Box 8.

Folder 8: East Street #46Add to your cart.
Historically known as the Bennett House. Built by Charles Bennett in 1814. Later owners included Algernon Lewis; Marion & Arthur Camp; Mrs. Charles Hinsdale; Mrs. William H. Sanford; Protzmann.
Folder 9: East Street #56Add to your cart.
Historically known as the Bissell -Colvocoresses House. Built by John Bissell in 1817. Later owners included Dr. Vaill and George M. Colvocoresses.
Folder 10: East Street site of #43 & #53Add to your cart.
Litchfield /Center School. Built in 1887. Demolished about 1925.
Folder 11: East Street #117Add to your cart.
Two photographs of the house built about 1883 by Joseph Slack. Purchased in 1895 by James FItzpatrick. After 1916 his widow Kate ran a boarding house here. Owned in 1986 by Michael and Margaret Sudal, and in 2010 by Joan Bogen. These photographs of the front of the house were given to the Society by Jim and Maureen Mulligan in 2005.
Folder 12: East StreetAdd to your cart.
East Cemetery
Folder 13: East Street site - East MillAdd to your cart.
East Mill which was located on the Bantam River at the bottom of East Street hill and was washed away in the flood of 1955.
Sub-Folder 1: East Street site - East MillAdd to your cart.
Small photographs of the mill at the bottom of East Street (Rt. 118) on the Bantam River. It was washed away in the 1955 flood.
Sub-Folder 2: East Street site - East MillAdd to your cart.

A large photograph of the mill at the bottom of East Street on the Bantam River. The mill was washed away in the 1955 flood.

Currently housed in Photograph Oversize Box 8.

Folder 14: East Street #224Add to your cart.
Gristmill house
Folder 15: East Street site - Golf ClubAdd to your cart.
Bantam River Golf Club/East Side golf club. Earlier known as the Litchfield Golf Club, this 9 hole golf course was located on the south side of East Street, behind some of the houses, and extended south, crossing the Bantam River twice.
Folder 16: East Street - Triumphal Arch, 1865Add to your cart.
Triumphal Arch erected for the Surrender of Lee's Army, April 9, 1865.
Folder 17: East Street viewsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 22: Fern AvenueAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Fern Avenue #20Add to your cart.
Built about 1800, it was a summer boarding house run by Edson Perkins. Purchased by F. Ratchford Starr in the 1870s as part of Echo Farm. Later owned by Ralph P. Hinchman and the Lilac Hedges company. Two photographs include one ca. 1890.
Sub-Series 23: Goshen RoadAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Goshen Road #262Add to your cart.
Originally the stable for the Alexander Catlin house at #258 North Street, this building was built in 1863 when the Catlin house was owned by Henry W. Buel. It was converted into a residence by Minerva Buel Blake in 1943. One undated photograph taken in the winter.
Folder 2: Goshen Road #265Add to your cart.
Built in 1892 by Cornelius R. Duffie III. Purchased in 1902 by Jane M. Dwight, later owners included William T. Marsh, John H. and Katherine Lancaster, Frank G. Whitney (1953), and Paul & Katherine Aziz. Four photographs including two taken before there were any trees.
Folder 3: Goshen Road #355Add to your cart.
Part of a large estate owned in 1883 by Joseph Goddard, known as Fernwood Farm when it was owned by F. Norton Goddard. Later owners included Marion C.E. Duscomb; Charles Frederick Brusie; and Earle Sarcka. Brusie ran the Litchfield School for Boys in 1928, which was followed by Sarcka School. Other names associated with the house were Watkinson Manor and Stevelyn House before it became RESCUE (Regional Educational Services Concept Through Unified Effort) and now Educaation Connection. Early photographs and one of Sarcka School.
Folder 4: Goshen Road #418Add to your cart.
Built circa 1775 by Isaac Marsh and owned by members of the Marsh family until 1903. Later owners include Frederick Goddard; Michael & Charity Wilson; Mr. & Mrs. Frank Pepper; and John Cox.
Folder 5: Goshen Road #550Add to your cart.

The Connecticut Junior Republic includes many buildings. It was established in 1904 on the 80 acre farm left to the George Junior Republic by Mary Buel in 1900. Photographs include Gov. Weeks in 1909 at a flag raising with what may be the Mary Buel house in the background. This house burned down in 1914. Also the Administration building built 1915-1917 to replace the Buel house.

  For further information about the Connecticut Junior Republic, see the Connecticut Junior Republic Collection.

Folder 6: Goshen Road bridgeAdd to your cart.
Photograph of a bridge on Goshen Road [Route 63] over the west branch of the Bantam River near the Conn. Junior Republic (#550 Goshen Road).  The caption on the back of the photograph states that this bridge was "...replaced in 1960 with BRI #1038."
Sub-Series 24: Headquarters RoadAdd to your cart.
Located in Milton.
Folder 1: Headquarters Road #10Add to your cart.
Late 18th century gable-roofed house.Built before 1813 by William Gabriel, and later owned by Benjamin Griwold, Clarence Perkins and G. Herbert Griffin. Two photographs taken when the house was owned by G. Herbert Griffin.
Folder 2: Headquarters Road #11Add to your cart.
Milton District School, built in 1897 and active until 1946. Later became a private residence owned by Hugh Todd. Included is a 1908 photograph of the teacher Miss Nellie Doyle & her students on the side of the building; and a notepaper pen and ink sketch of the building.
Sub-Folder 1: Headquarters Road #11 - Milton AcademyAdd to your cart.
Photographs of the Milton Academy founded in 1856 by Rev. George A. Harrison as later used as a blacksmith shop. On the same property as the later Milton District School.
Folder 3: Headquarters Road - Headquarters CemeteryAdd to your cart.
A black and white photograph of Headquarters cemetery taken after the the tornado on July 10, 1989. Many of the trees have been damaged.
Sub-Series 25: Hopkins RoadAdd to your cart.
Located in Northfield.
Sub-Series 26: Hutchinson ParkwayAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Hutchinson Parkway #55Add to your cart.
Photograph of the Charles D. Wheeler house built in 1843, with a history of the house by Mrs. Carrie M. Peck, whose mother was Mrs. F.H. Hutchinson, the owner in 1900. Owners in 2009 were Andrea & Harvey Hubbell.
Sub-Series 27: Jefferson Hill RoadAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Jefferson Hill Road #38Add to your cart.
Built ca. 1776 for Joshua Garritt, the house remained in the Garritt family until 1850. Later owned by Hobart G. and Louise Guion. The house in the photograph is partially obscured by bushes.
Sub-Series 28: Knife Shop RoadAdd to your cart.
Located in Northfield.
Folder 1: Knife Shop Road site of #14Add to your cart.
Black and white photograph labelled on the back as the Catlin house. Interior view with 4 people in a parlor.
Folder 2: Knife Shop Road - Northfield CemeteryAdd to your cart.
Views of the Northfield Cemetery and monuments on Knife Shop Road.
Folder 3: Knife Shop Road - Northfield Knife Shop pondAdd to your cart.
Photograph of the Northfield Knife Company's  pond.
Sub-Series 29: Lenox Hill RoadAdd to your cart.
Located off North Shore Road.
Folder 1: Lenox Hill Road #83Add to your cart.
Three early photographs of the Island House or Island Hotel on Bantam Lake. Property and buildings were purchased by White Memorial Foundation. Later known as Sheltering Arms, Camp Lenox Hill, and Camp Hope (as of 2012). Also two photographs of sailboats on the Lake that are captioned on the back "at Sheltering Arms."
Sub-Series 30: LitchfieldAdd to your cart.
Aerial and overall views of Litchfield, Connecticut.
Folder 1: Litchfield - Views looking eastAdd to your cart.
Views looking east.
Folder 2: Litchfield views looking west.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Litchfield - Aerial viewsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: LitchfieldAdd to your cart.

Aerial view of Litchfield.

Currently housed in Photograph Oversize Box 1.

Folder 4: Litchfield views - Architectural survey buildingsAdd to your cart.

Thirteen proof sheets of black and white photographs taken of Litchfield buildings circa 1986 for the Architectural Survey of Litchfield. Included are photographs of buildings and views not used in the final Survey.

Currently housed in Photograph Oversize Box 8.

Sub-Series 31: Litchfield GreenAdd to your cart.
The Litchfield Green lies in the center of Litchfield, at the intersections of North & South, East & West Streets. These photographs incorporate the Litchfield Green with the buildings in the center of Litchfield and activities held on the Green.
Folder 1: Litchfield GreenAdd to your cart.
Views of the Litchfield Green. Photographs included one taken before the 1886 fire, looking south at the corner of West and South Streets with buildings and the town pump; an engraving of the 1851 centennial celebration; two winter scenes looking northwest with the jail and firehouse visible and a a horse team and wagon; and the Green by moonlight taken by F.W. Peck. An undated 8' x 10" photo of  plastic flamingoes on the Green.
Sub-Folder 1: Litchfield Green looking northAdd to your cart.
Photographs looking north across the Green to North Street. Includes buildings on the north side of East Street. Photographers include N.D. Benedict (1892), Litchfield, Conn.; and K.T. Sheldon, West Winsted, Conn. Some include horses and wagons.
Sub-Folder 2: Litchfield Green - Sleigh ridesAdd to your cart.
Photographs of horses and sleighs full of people on the Litchfield Green in the winter. In the background are buildings on the north side of East Street including the United States Hotel and adjacent buildings.
Folder 2: Litchfield Green - East ParkAdd to your cart.
Photographs of the east section of the Litchfield Green. Included are a view looking southwest across east park taken before the fire of 1886, with the buildings (Mansion house, courthouse, etc.) on West & South Streets. Another view before the Beckwith block on South Street was built,  is looking southwest and includes the Phelps building when it was 3 stories; the Ebenezer Marsh house, now gone, on the corner of East & South Streets (Litchfield HIstory Museum #7 South Street).
Sub-Folder 1: Litchfield Green - East Park - Memorial oak treesAdd to your cart.
Black and white photographs of the Memorial oak trees in East Park including Colvocoresses Oak; Constitution Oak; McKinley Oak; and Revolutionary Soldiers' Oak.
Folder 3: Litchfield Green - Center ParkAdd to your cart.
The center section of the Litchfield Green, including the Soldiers' Monument and cannon. Most of the photographs are ca.1890 to 1900 and include the watering trough with a horse and wagon; raising the flagpole; a celebration; buildings on East and North streets.
Folder 4: Litchfield Green - West ParkAdd to your cart.
Two photographs of the west section of the Litchfield Green. One is looking southeast and includes buildings on the south side of the business section of West Street; and the other is looking west down the West St. hill.
Sub-Series 32: Main Street (Northfield)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Main Street #12Add to your cart.
Originally built as Northfield's Center School in 1885, it closed as a school in 1955 and became the home of the Northfield Volunteer Fire Department. In 2010/2011 it was converted into low-income housing. An early  photograph shows the building as the school, and a second one as the fire house.
Folder 3: Main Street #Add to your cart.
The old Northfield school, now a residence.
Sub-Series 33: Maple RidgeAdd to your cart.
Located off Maple Street.
Folder 1: Maple Ridge #Add to your cart.
Photograph of the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert FitzGerald, taken by Robert Houser in 1988. The house was built by the Fitzgeralds in 1986-1987 with Peter A.J. Dalton Morris as the architect. Gardens were designed by Barbara Damrosch.
Sub-Series 34: Maple StreetAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Maple Street #231Add to your cart.
Built in 1799 by Whitman Kilbourn, this photograph was taken April 4, 1955 during a snow storm by Charles D. Kilbourn.
Folder 2: Maple Street #241Add to your cart.
Photograph of the house built about 1820. Also a copy of a photograph of a group of unidentified people in front of the house taken about 1910 [approximate date from the clothing being worn]
Folder 3: Maple Street #290Add to your cart.
Built about 1830, this house was owned by George Merriman in 1852. Once known as Pecham Lodge, it was a stagecoach stop. At the time of the photographs taken by Robert Houser in 1988,  it was owned by Burton Alter and known as Springstead Farm. The gardens were designed by Barbara Damrosch.
Folder 4: Maple Street #386Add to your cart.
The photograph was taken in 1988 by Robert Houser. In a deed for this property in 1779 from Seth Bishop to Peleg Bradley, there is mention of a dwelling. It was purchased in 1789 by James Birge and remained in the Birge family until 1941.  In 1987 it was owned by Henry N. and Cheryl Holtzman.
Sub-Series 35: Marsh RoadAdd to your cart.
Located in Northfield.
Folder 1: Marsh Road #33Add to your cart.
This house was built in 1780 by Captain Daniel Lord. It was owned in 1987 by Mildred Molumphy. Three photographs for this house are of the original wall stencilling and panelling.
Folder 2: Marsh Road #Add to your cart.
The caption on this photograph taken about 1930 is "Merwin Homestead". It has not yet been determined which of 2 Merwin houses on Marsh Road the photograph was taken of.
Sub-Series 36: Meadow StreetAdd to your cart.
Meadow Street runs from West Street in the center of Litchfield south to Gallows Lane.
Folder 1: Meadow Street #17Add to your cart.
St. Paul's Masonic Lodge was built in 1837 as the first Methodist Church. In 1920 the Methodist Society built a new church on West Street and this building became the Masonic Hall of St. Paul's Lodge No. 11. There are 2 older undated photographs and one taken in 1988 by Robert Houser. Also one interior photograph of 2 people arranging and cleaning furniture.
Folder 2: Meadow Street #22Add to your cart.
This house was originally the rear ell of #18 Meadow Street when it was located on the corner of Meadow St. and West St., now Murphy's Drugstore. The house was divided into two sections when it was moved to the west side of Meadow Street in the late 1920s. One of the photographs is labelled "First day of school at Miss Fenn's, May 1919"  and shows the house with the Methodist Church to the west. A second photograph is labelled "Miss Fenn, who had her school at the corner of Meadow & West Streets, 1919"
Folder 3: Meadow Street #25Add to your cart.
Built about 1800 by George Bolles, the house was owned in 1861 by Susan Jenne, in 1882 by George S. Elmore, in 1867 by Derrick V. Sandford, in 1920 by Frank B. Mason, and in 1937 by Edward Pikosky. In 2012 it is owned by Andrew Pikosky. Included in the folder are 3 photographs taken in 1957-1958 and one photograph of the back of the house taken in 1952.
Folder 4: Meadow Street #Add to your cart.
Dated 1932, location to be determined. Was filed as Edward Buckley house. There were more than one Edward Buckley house on Meadow St.
Folder 6: Meadow Street #252Add to your cart.
Located on the corner of Gallows Lane, this house was built in 1934 by Walter Thompson. The architect was Albert Hopkins Pierce. Two photographs taken in 1953 for the book "This is Litchfield" by Frank B. Eraclito and Joseph J. Hack, Jr.
Folder 7: Meadow Street viewsAdd to your cart.
Two small black & white photographs of Meadow Street during winter storms on Jan. 3, 1932 and Dec. 20, 1942.
Sub-Series 37: MiltonAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Milton CenterAdd to your cart.
A wide angle photograph looking north across the Milton Green taken by E.W. Hazard in 1925. Buildings seen include Trinity Episcopal Church with horse sheds, Jeremiah Guild house, and Milton Congregational Church.
Folder 2: Milton PondAdd to your cart.
Photograph taken by Charles A. Earl from the saw mill, across Milton Pond [now gone] to the house at Milton Road #563, formerly the Congregational Church parsonage.
Folder 3: Milton viewsAdd to your cart.
Two photographs identified as being in Milton - one is labeled "Distant view of Horace Seeley's blacksmith shop" and is very blurry; the other is identified as "Trotting horse with sulkey" and shows a barn in the background.
Sub-Series 38: Milton RoadAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Milton Road and Maple Street siteAdd to your cart.

Photograph of the Shepherd Knapp Home, now gone.

Currently housed in Photograph Oversize Box 2.

Folder 2: Milton Road #530Add to your cart.
The house was built in 1756 by David Welch. Photographs include 2 taken by Richard Wurts in 1969 and 3 earlier ones that are undated. On the National Register of Historic Places
Folder 3: Milton Road #536Add to your cart.
Photographs of Trinity Episcopal Church built in 1826.
Folder 4: Milton Road site of #538Add to your cart.
Photograph of the Milton General Store and Post Office  taken about 1890 before it burned down in 1894. Charles Earle is one of the children on the front steps. Milton Hall is now on the location.
Folder 5: Milton Road #548Add to your cart.
Milton Congregational Church
Folder 6: Milton Road #713Add to your cart.
Built about 1740, this photograph shows the house on what is known as Flying Brook Farm.
Sub-Series 39: Mt. Tom PondAdd to your cart.
Located in the west part of town, bordering Morris and Washington.
Folder 1: Mt. Tom PondAdd to your cart.
A small photograph with a canoeist on the pond and a cabin in the background. The caption on the reverse side of the photograph is "Woodruff Mt Tom cabin".
Sub-Series 40: Norfolk RoadAdd to your cart.
Formerly known as East Goshen Road.
Folder 1: Norfolk Road #11Add to your cart.
Originally at #77 West Street. Owned 1799/1800 by Arad Way. Silas E. Cheney enlarged it by adding a second story. Owned in 1849 and 1862 by Mrs. Silas E. Cheney. George H. Hunt owned it in 1920. Moved about 1950 to Norfolk Road. Owned in 1986 by Edward Ives.
Folder 2: Norfolk Road #12Add to your cart.
Site of Spring Hill Sanitarium, later Spring Hill Farm and School. In 2012 the Forman School.
Sub-Folder 1: Norfolk Road #12Add to your cart.
Spring Hill Farm
Sub-Folder 2: Norfolk Road #12Add to your cart.
Spring Hill School
Sub-Folder 3: Norfolk Road #12Add to your cart.
Forman School
Sub-Folder 4: Norfolk Road site at #12Add to your cart.
Beecher house.
Folder 3: Norfolk Road #174Add to your cart.
Two photographs of Northwood Farms, home of Lowell Richards who owned the house in 1912. Richard Titherington owned it in 1929, and it was acquired by Paul Winter in 1977.
Sub-Series 41: North Lake StreetAdd to your cart.
Formerly known as North Griswold Street.
Folder 1: North Lake Street #58Add to your cart.
Two photographs of the construction of the playscape at Litchfield Community Field.
Folder 2: North Lake Street siteAdd to your cart.
Toboggan slide
Folder 3: North Lake Street #275Add to your cart.
Interior and exterior photographs of the house built for William Mitchell Van Winkle, Jr. in 1970-1971. Designed by H.C. Seherr-Thoss the house incorporated 3 barns from Hillhome Farm. Known as Crestfields, it was later owned by the Heilshorns.
Folder 4: North Lake Street site of #345Add to your cart.
Photograph taken in 1910 of Hillhome, residence of Edgar Beach Van Winkle. Built about 1892-1894, it was torn down in 1940. Stanley & Barbara built on the foundations in 1941/1942.
Folder 5: Views from North Lake StreetAdd to your cart.
Views from North Lake Street looking west. Bantam Lake and Mt. Tom are visible.
Sub-Series 42: North StreetAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: North Street #7Add to your cart.
The Litchfield County jail was built in 1811. Also a photograph of the Whipping  Post Elm next to the jail and a photograph take Sept. 21, 1959 when the elm was cut down.
Folder 2: North Street #10Add to your cart.
Known as the Corner House due to its location on the corner of North & East Streets, it was owned by Charles Butler in 1792. In 1849 Oliver S. Weller owned the house and ran a small grocery store in the southwest corner. Later owned by Frederick Deming, Elbert P. Roberts, the Caesars, Edith Kingsbury, Robert Swayze, Carl Hatheway, and in 2012 by Norman and Trudi Hamilton.
Sub-Folder 1: North Street #10Add to your cart.

Two photographs.[ to be described]

Currently housed in Photograph Oversize Box 1.

Folder 3: North Street #13Add to your cart.
Built in 1815 as the Phoenix Bank, this building became the First National Bank of Litchfield in 1864. The photographs show the Bank with the building to the south which was a drug store. The drug store, torn down in 1913, was replaced by the Litchfield Savings Bank and later owned by the FIrst National Bank, now Union Savings Bank.
Sub-Folder 1: North Street #13Add to your cart.

Phoenix Bank

Currently housed in Photograph Oversize Box 1.

Sub-Folder 2: North Street site north of #13Add to your cart.
Photograph by W.H. Sanford of the 1884 house built by William Deming and later owned by his daughters  Charlotte and Adelaide Deming. The house stood where the parking lot for the bank is located and was moved behind Rose Haven, #31 North Street, when the parking lot was built in 1965. The house was torn down in 2009. Caption on the photograph indicates that it was taken "...while being painted (waiting for second coat) without blinds or curtains."
Folder 4: North Street #26Add to your cart.
Photograph taken in winter 1947 of the house built by Sylvester Spencer in 1854/1855. For a few year it served  as a Ladies School.
Folder 5: North Street #31Add to your cart.
This house was built in 1892 by Dr. Charles Belden on the site of an older house that was torn down. Owned in 1920 by Mrs. W.H.K. Godfrey, it became a convalescent/rest home after 1946 and was named Rose Haven.
Folder 6: North Street #47Add to your cart.
Built in 1775 by Thomas Sheldon, this house is most often referred to as the Tallmadge house, for it was owned by Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge in 1782. Gideon Hollister owned the house in 1846, followed by William Curtis Noyes,Emily Noyes Vanderpoel, and John Arendt Vanderpoel. There are also photos of the house in the Litchfield Garden Club Collection.
Sub-Folder 1: North Street #47Add to your cart.
A large number of photograph of the Tallmadge house, including one from about 1884 that includes Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and her son John Arent Vanderpoel.
Sub-Folder 2: North Street #47Add to your cart.
A series of 5 color photograph taken of the exterior of the Tallmadge House in October 2005 by Jordi Jove-Jorba. [2005-52-0]
Sub-Folder 3: North Street #47Add to your cart.

Print of a glass lantern slide from the Litchfield Garden Club Collection depicting the back of the house and the garden and a photo taken in 1949 from the south east corner of the house.

Currently housed in Photograph Oversize Box 1.

Folder 7: North Street #50Add to your cart.
Known as "The Lindens" and the Deming house, this house was bult in 1793 by Julius Deming. J. Deming Perkins owned the house in 1900, Frederick J. Kingsbury in 1910, and Ludlow S. Bull in 1936. There are a large number of photographs in sub-folders arranged chronologically as the house was remodeled by various owners.
Sub-Folder 1: North Street #50, 1858-1887Add to your cart.
Photographs from 1858-1887: owner Lucretia Deming. .
Sub-Folder 2: North Street #50, 1887-1910Add to your cart.
Photographs from 1887-1910: owner J. Deming Perkins
Sub-Folder 3: North Street #50, 1910-1936Add to your cart.
Photographs from 1910-1936: owners the Kingsburys
Sub-Folder 4: North Street #50, 1936-1985Add to your cart.
Photographs from 1936-1985: Owner Ludlow S. Bull
Sub-Folder 5: North Street #50, 1986-2004Add to your cart.
Photographs 1986-2004: owner Richard E. Gray. Extensive photographs of interior restoration.
Sub-Folder 6: North Street #50, 1986-2004Add to your cart.
Owner Richard E. Gary. More photographs of interior remodeling. Also exterior of the house and landscaping.
Sub-Folder 7: North Street #50Add to your cart.

Two photographs.

Currently housed in Photograph Oversize Box 1.

Folder 8: North Street #59Add to your cart.
Built in 1849 by GIdeon Hollister for Mrs. Mary Brisbane. The architect was Allan Jackson Downing. Mrs. Beeman & Mrs. Hollister resided there in 1849.  Owned in 1874 and 1900 by William H. Braman. Floyd Lewis & Jane (Cunningham) Vanderpoel owned the house in 1914. Later owned by Emily Noyes Vanderpoel. Known also as Trickhouse. Photographs include an early brown print;small black & white snapshot; and 4 color prints taken about 1973.
Folder 9: North Street #62Add to your cart.
Built about 1867 by Edwin McNeil. In 1894 it was The Litchfield Inn. Purchased in 1912 by Edith & Julius Hobart Bronson. Later owned by Harry I. Caesar (1961); Julius T. Sadler; Ken & Betty Merz. Threee black & white photographs, one with The Litchfield Inn sign hanging on a tree.
Folder 10: North Street #73Add to your cart.

Known as the Sheldon Tavern, this house was built in 1760 by Col. Elisha Sheldon. The architect was Giles Kilbourn. Later owned by Dr. Lemuel Hopkins. In 1795 it was bought by Urian Tracy and remodeled with William Sprat as the architect. Later Owners included Judge James Gould; Professor James M. Hoppin; John P. Elton (1910); Samuel H. Fisher.

[There are a large number of photographs to be divided and described.] Also a photograph of Gould's Law School  (1798-1823)building that was on the south side of the house and later moved to West Street, no longer standing

Folder 11: North Street #74Add to your cart.
The Dr. Reuben Smith house was built by Giles Kilbourne about 1770. Later owned by Asa Bacon; Henry R. Coit; and Charles H. Coit. It was extensively restored in the 1980s by Malcolm and Carol Bramley.
Folder 12: North Street #84Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Professor William G. Peck built this house in 1866/1867. Later owned by Mrs. Charles N. Warner (1920) and Mrs. Henry Graves. Two photographs, one about 1890 when the house had a tower on the northwest corner.
Folder 13: North Street #91Add to your cart.
Originally owned by John Allan and built ca.1797/1800, this house was later owned by Abel Catlin, M.D. (1849);Edwin McNeil (1874); Frederick Deming (1900,1925); and Frank Torrant (1948) who had the Torrant Funeral Home here.   Included in the photographs is one of Frederick Deming's music room, including an organ, taken in 1891.
Folder 14: North Street #94Add to your cart.
Originally located south of North Street #47 it was used at that location in the 1780s as a store by Benjamin Tallmadge. Moved to the present location in 1811/1812 by J.C. Wadsworth for Mrs. Hallett it was owned by James C. Wadsworth (1862, 1874); in 1900 by Rev. H.D. Kilbourne; in 1920 by Julius Adenaw; and by Harmon A. Poole. Photographs include a folder of "Working Photographs ca. 1945" by Wakefield Worchester, architect; and 3 photoraphs by Richard Wurts taken in 1969.  (Tallmadge Store)
Folder 15: North Street #101Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: North Street site of #101Add to your cart.
Photograph of the E.S. Van Winkle house, and one as it was being demolished.
Sub-Folder 2: North Street site of #101Add to your cart.

Photograph of the E.S. Van Winkle house.

Currently housed in Photograph Oversize Box 2.

Sub-Folder 3: North Street #101Add to your cart.
The Henry S. Chase house was built by George Deacon in 1910 on the sile of the Van Winkle house that was town down. Later owned by Robert Swayze; Ephraim L. Corning (1923); E. Morris Jack (1941); Arthur and Vita Muir (1978); and Thomas McKnight.
Folder 16: North Street #102Add to your cart.
Known as the Charles S. Webb house, it was built in 1829/1830. Later owners included Leverett W. Wessells (1854,1862); Clarissa B. Deming; Mrs. E.T. McLaughlin 1900,1920); and Michael P. Mortara (1983).
Folder 17: North Street site between #102 and #114Add to your cart.
This house is no longer standing. It was built in 1745 by Michael Dickinson, owned by Eaton Jones (1832); rebuilt by Charles Jones in 1851-1852; later owned by Mary M. Jones; and Alice T. Bulkeley (1900, 1920). Ludlow Bull purchased this house and it was moved to Spring Hill School, now Forman, in 1937 where it later burned down.
Folder 18: North Street #114Add to your cart.
Built in 1828 by Leonard Goodwin, the house was later owned by John C. Riley; Frederick D. McNeil; and Alice T. Bulkeley, who also owned the non-extant house to the south. Ludlow Bull remodeled the house in 1926-1928 with Richard Dana as the architect. Photographs include 2 taken by K.S. Bissell before it was remodeled; and in 1967 when it was owned by Jess H. Smith.
Folder 19: North Street #115Add to your cart.
Known as the Daniel Sheldon house, this house was built 1783/1785. Later owners included Theron Beach (1849); Edgar B. Van WInkle ; Nathaniel Child; Herbert Jones; and Ivan and Susan Lowenthal. There are a large number of photographs of the exterior and interior.
Sub-Folder 1: North Street #115Add to your cart.

Photograph of the Daniel Sheldon house.

Currently housed in Photograph Oversize Box 1.

Folder 20: North Street #124Add to your cart.
Known as The Glebe, this house was bult by Julius Deming in 1833 for his daughter and son-in law Charles Perkins. Owners and occupants included Clarissa Deming Perkins; J. Deming Perkins; William W. Rockhill (Edith Perkins Rockhill); Cornelius DuBois; P. Erich Plehn; and Dr. Frank Vanoni (2012). Photographs include one from ca. 1890 and snapshots taken in 1967.
Folder 21: North Street #133Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: North Street site of #133Add to your cart.
This house was torn down about 1895. Built by Sarah & Mary Pierce in 1803, later the home of John Pierce Brace, all connected with the Litchfield Female Academy.
Sub-Folder 2: North Street #133Add to your cart.
Built in 1895 by Frank Livingston Underwood on the property once the site of the Litchfield Female Academy, and Sarah and Mary Pierce houses. Later owners included curtis Hatheway, and Harold Harlow.
Folder 22: North Street #134Add to your cart.
Built in 1831 by Rev. Laurens P. Hickok. Later owners and occupants included Judge Church;David Wadhams;  J.W. Stevens (1862); Charles B. and Mabel Bishop; and the Farrells
Folder 23: North Street #153Add to your cart.
Built in 1863 for the Congregational Church Parsonage. Owned in 1948 by ALexander Ligett and later by Florence DObbins and in 1966 by Dallett & Lynn Hoopes.
Folder 24: North Street #158Add to your cart.
Built by Thomas Trowbridge in 1874 or 1876. Later owners include Mrs. Blanche Bucklin (1920); Franklin Coe (1940); Richard and Lynne Brickley.
Folder 25: North Street #161Add to your cart.
Originally the carriage barn/house for North Street #179 [Lynde Lord house].  Converted to a dwelling in 1963 by LeRoy Lent. Owned in 1980 by Mrs. Fitzhugh.
Folder 26: North Street #168Add to your cart.
Built by Oliver Boardman in 1785. Later owners included Erastus A. Lord; A. A. Lord and his sister Charlotte; Augustus Lord; Frances M. Lord; and Amy R. Thurston.
Folder 27: North Street #179Add to your cart.
Known as the Lynde Lord house, it was built about 1771. William Deming owned it in 1831 and 1849 and his daughter Charlotte Deming Ferry (Mrs. E. LeRoy Ferry) owned it in 1886. Later owners included Charlotte Ferry's daughter Anna Ferry Sanford (Mrs. Harrison Sanford); Anna Sanford's daughter Charlotte Sanford DeSylva; and Mrs. Dobbins.
Folder 28: North Street #180Add to your cart.
Built by Charles Julius and Anna (White) Deming in 1900. In 2012, owned by Philip Samponaro.
Folder 29: North Street #202Add to your cart.
On the corner of North Street and Beecher Lane. Built about 1949, Myrtle Delage owned it in 1959. The photograph is labeled the Simpson house.
Folder 30: North Street #211Add to your cart.
The original site of the Lyman Beecher house (and birthplace of Harriet Beecher Stowe) that was moved to Norfolk Road. This house, known as the Thomas Painter House that was built in 1685,  was moved from West Haven, Conn. Owners included C.A. Hatheway; and Beth and Oren Boynton. Photographs include the house on its original site in West Haven;interior views of the fireplaces, oven, and paneling;  the reconstruction of the house on North Street; and the Beecher well and Beecher elm tree on the property.
Sub-Folder 1: North Street #211Add to your cart.

Three photographs of the Thomas Painter house taken in 1969.

Currently housed in Photograph Oversize Box #1.

Sub-Folder 2: North Street #211Add to your cart.

A large photograph of the Thomas Painter house at its original location in West Haven before it was moved to Litchfield.

Currently housed in Photograph Oversize Box 8.

Folder 31: North Street #221Add to your cart.
Known as the Henry R. Jones house, he enlarged it in 1882. In 2012 owned by Paul & Carol Baldi.
Folder 32: North Street #230Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: North Street site of #230Add to your cart.
Bult about 1900 by Mary DuBois and Elizabeth Starr VanWinkle, this house was torn down in 1926. Known as Meadow Home or Meadowlawn. Originally on the site was the early iron foundry of Morse & Carrington.
Sub-Folder 2: North Street #230Add to your cart.
The Bennet Bronson house was built in 1926. It has been known as  "Henderson". and is now part of the Forman School.
Folder 33: North Street #239Add to your cart.
Built by Frederick A.P. Barnard in 1888; later owners included Katharine Spencer Bissell (Mrs. L.P. Bissell); Harriet Colgate Abbe in 1929; R. Edward & Mary Wray; and Edward Sepples.
Folder 34: North Street #258Add to your cart.
This house was built by Alexander Catlin in 1778. It sits at the head of North Street at the intersection of Goshen Road and Norfolk Road. After Catlin owners included Stephen Deming; Dr. Henry W. Buel; Dr. John L. Buel; the misses M.W. & K.L. Buel; and Eugene Dooman. Photographs include interior views and the house in the blizzard of 1888.
Folder 35: North Street viewsAdd to your cart.

Views of North Street.

IN PROCESS - to be sorted.

Sub-Folder 1: North Street views - looking northAdd to your cart.
VIew of North Street looking north. Most do not have any buildings visible.
Sub-Folder 2: North Street views - looking southAdd to your cart.
Views of North Street looking south. Most have the West St. courthouse in view but do not have any buildings on North Street.
Sub-Folder 3: North Street views - east sideAdd to your cart.
Sub-Folder 4: North Street views - west sideAdd to your cart.
Views of the west side of North Street including the jail, drug store (torn down); and Phoenix Bank, later First National Bank.
Sub-Folder 5: North Street viewsAdd to your cart.
Views of North Street, some with yet to be identified houses. Also included is the watering trough and mile marker at the north end where the road divides into Goshen and Norfolk Roads.
Sub-Folder 6: North Street views - District SchoolAdd to your cart.
This photograph of the North Street District School was donated to the Historical Society in 1913 by Dr. Peck. The school, built in 1883, replaced an older building, and may have been located on the current Goshen road.  It closed in 1908-1909.
Sub-Series 43: NorthfieldAdd to your cart.
Miscellaneous photographs of Northfield, to be identified.
Folder 1: Northfield - FlutevilleAdd to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Northfield - Fluteville District SchoolAdd to your cart.
Photograph of the Fluteville District School with a group of students and  the teacher, Miss Mary Hopkins. The school was abandoned about 1908, last used as Shanley's chicken yard, and demolished after 1958 by the U.S. government for flood control area.
Folder 4: Northfield - Newton RoadAdd to your cart.
Photograph of an unknown location on Newton Road with Selectman Newton Tyler and 3 other people with a pair of oxen and a cart.
Folder 5: Northfield - Marsh District SchoolAdd to your cart.
A small black and white photograph of the Marsh District School. The photograph was donated to the Society in 1913 by Dr. Peck. On an 1874 map, a school is located on the north side of what is now Reder Road. The 1928/1929 Report for Litchfield schools states that a new school was built for the District in that school year and was located in Campville.
Folder 6: NorthfieldAdd to your cart.
Various buildings in Northfield, exact locations unknown.
Item 1: Northfield - Eliot FarmAdd to your cart.
Two photographs labeled Eliot Farm in Northfield. One show a barn and the other 2 yoke of oxen.
Item 2: Northfield - Unidentified houseAdd to your cart.
An unidentified house labeled "Northfield" on the back
Sub-Series 44: Northfield Road/Route 254Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Northfield Road #93Add to your cart.
Photograph taken in 1911 by M.W. Filley and title "The Old Gurdon FIlley Home". Owners included Thomas Catlin (1774); Elon Crompton (1786); Gurdon Filley; and the Lipeikas.
Folder 2: Northfield Road #382Add to your cart.
Two photographs, one by Richard Wurts in 1969, of the house built by Amos Moss in 1793. Known as Sweet Briar Farm, other owners included Estelle and Philemon Hewitt.
Folder 3: Northfield Road siteAdd to your cart.
Photograph of the Guernsey Hill District School, no longer standing, with students and teachers. The school was located on the west side of Northfield Road near the beginning of Wigwam Road.
Sub-Series 45: Old Northfield RoadAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Old Northfield Road #70Add to your cart.
A photograph taken about 1885 of the Noah Guernsey house built by Dutton. Members of the Smith family standing in front of the house were identified and named by James A. Smith in October 2002.
Sub-Series 46: Old South RoadAdd to your cart.
Formerly known as High Street.
Folder 1: Old South Road #42Add to your cart.
Two small photographs of the Walsh house, built in 1930 under the direction of Albert Pierce. Later owners included Moseleys and Byron Round.
Folder 2: Old South Road #63Add to your cart.
Built by Hiram B. Woodcock ca. 1828-1830, this house faces South Street, between #292 and #308. The location of the driveway is on Old South Road and the reason the house number is assigned to Old South Road.  Owners have included E. Hempsted [1852]; Sarah C. Coe [1888]; Elliott B & Sophie Allen [1899]; Clarissa c. Ambler (Mrs. Daniel [1908]; Richard Liggett [1920]; and Walter Upson, 1939-1975.
Folder 3: Old South Road #149Add to your cart.
Known historically as the Ethan Allen house, photographs include some taken about 1900 and also two by Richard Wurts taken in 1969. Later owners include Burton and Hinkle.
Folder 4: Old South Road #154Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Old South Road #179Add to your cart.
A small black and white photograph of the house built in 1761 by William Marsh. Later owners included Michael Powers (1853); and Mrs. Katherine King (1900, 1920).
Folder 6: Old South Road #256Add to your cart.
A photograph of the Litchfield Country Club Clubhouse, originally a dwelling built in 1853 by George Prescott and later owned by Arthur Catlin before it was purchased by White Memorial Foundation. It became the Litchfield Country Club in 1916. Also a photograph of 2nd and 3rd holes on the golf  course.
Sub-Folder 1: Old South Road #256Add to your cart.

Aerial view of the Litchfield Country Club golf course.

Currently housed in Photograph Oversize Box 1.

Sub-Folder 2: Old South Road #256, 1992 Nov 23Add to your cart.
Five color photographs of the Litchfield Country Club golf course after it was flooded by a rainstorm in November 1992.
Folder 7: Old South Road housesAdd to your cart.
Eight small black and white photographs of houses on Old South road to be identified.
Sub-Series 47: Potash RoadAdd to your cart.
Located in Milton.
Folder 1: Potash Road #43Add to your cart.
Black and white photograph of the Charles Wadhams house.
Sub-Series 48: Prospect StreetAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Prospect Street #21Add to your cart.
Built in 1904 by Mary Perkins Quincy, this house is known as Ardley. Later owners included John Cook; Whitney & Elizabeth Brooks; Richard Rutter; and the Shienbrots.
Folder 2: Prospect Street #33Add to your cart.
Built by Shepherd Knapp in 1894, the Knapps named this house "Hic Habitat Felicitas". The architect was S. Edson Gage. Later owned by Kate (Knapp) & George A. Vondermuhll (1911); Valerie Vondermuhl; & Alfred Vondermuhl.
Folder 3: Prospect Street #50Add to your cart.
Built in 1842 by Daniel Baldwin. Later owners included Stephen Deming (1852,1862); Anna & Charlotte Richards; and Malcolm Foord.
Folder 4: Prospect Street #55Add to your cart.
Built by Reuben Webster in 1786 and by 1849 it was used as the Congregational Parsonage. Rev. George Richards lived here in 1862. After the Congregational Parsonage was built at #153 North Street in 1863, it became a private residence. Some of the later owners included Anna W. Dana; Archibald McMartin; William Maxwell; Wagner Thielens; Lynne T. Field; and Ray and Carol Gibney.
Folder 5: Prospect Street #64Add to your cart.
Probably built in 1832 or 1833 and moved from South Street by Daniel Baldwin in 1840. The owner in 1862 was Mary Pierce. It was purchased in 1884 by George C. Richards, Jr. and remained in the Richards family until 1946 when it was sold to Laura and Thomas Bryant. The house has been renovated and altered from the 1885 photograph of Prospect Street. Also a smaller black & white photograph with the renovations.
Folder 6: Prospect Street #109Add to your cart.
Built about 1886 by W.J. Fitzgerald, with Victorian turret & dormers designed by McKin, Mead & White and added in 1890. In 1928 it was renovated to colonial by Charles Hickox. Later owners included Jay Younglin and Peter Tillou. Photographs include the FItzgerald house as designed by architect A. Page Brown; and the later Hickox house.
Folder 7: Prospect Street #147Add to your cart.
A small black & white photograph taken of the back of the house. It was owned in 1879 by Josiah WIlliams Wheeler and in 1920 by Emily M. Wheeler. Later owners included Loyall & Emily Osborne (1938); Mary Lou & William (Bob) Reid (1959); and Dick Ebersol and Susan St. James. Known at Belaire/Belleaire.
Folder 8: Prospect Street #163Add to your cart.
Emily M. Wheeler purchased this cottage, known as the McCall cottage, in 1897 and renamed it Orchard Cottage. She used it as a summer home for New York CIty shop girls. It was later owned by Marty & Jame Moraghan.
Folder 9: Prospect Street viewsAdd to your cart.
A view of Prospect Street and views from Prospect Hill, including a view west to Bantam Lake and looking east to the center of Litchfield.
Sub-Series 49: Russell StreetAdd to your cart.
Russell Street goes south  from West Street at the bottom of West Hill to the end of South Lake Street.
Folder 1: Russell Street #28Add to your cart.

Litchfield Station of the Shepaug Valley Railroad. Photograph taken in 1909 includes early automobiles, and horse and buggies.

Currently the photograph is housed in Photograph Oversize Box 1.

Sub-Series 50: Saw Mill RoadAdd to your cart.
Located in Milton.
Folder 1: Saw Mill Road #37Add to your cart.
Built about 1785 by Jeremiah or John Griswold. Later owners included Isaac Baldwin, Jr.; James Duggan; and Ellis (1996).
Folder 2: Saw Mill Road #49Add to your cart.
Three photographs taken in 1924 before alterations of the house built by WIlliam Spratt about 1797. It was owned in 1970 by Mr. and Mrs. Ray W. Gauger.
Folder 3: Saw Mill Road #65Add to your cart.
This house was built in 1759. Owners included Reuben Dickinson; William Hall; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Busk. Indian Spring is a commonly used house name.
Folder 4: Saw Mill Road #74Add to your cart.
Originally located on Buell Road in East Litchfield, this house was moved to this site in 1961 and restored by Blaine & Eleanor Cota. They named it Heritance House. It was built about 1740 by Peter Buell. Owned in 2012 by Carol Bramley. Photographs include one of the house at its original location,  interior views of the chimney & paneling; restoration work; and 1969 views taken by Richard Wurts.
Folder 5: Saw Mill Road #127Add to your cart.
Located at the corner of Saw Mill Road and Milton Road, this house is thought to have built in 1774. Owners have included Jehiel Parmelee; David Welch; Reeves W. Hart; and Thomas Barnes.
Folder 6: Saw Mill Road siteAdd to your cart.
Photographs of the mill built by Justus Seelye in the late 1700s and last used by Judge John T. Hubbard in the early 1930s.  It was torn down in 1940. Included are photographs taken by Charles A. Earl that show the gorge, dam and bridge over the outlet of the Pond at Saw Mill Road.
Sub-Series 51: Seherr Thoss DriveAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Seherr Thoss Drive #19Add to your cart.
A small black & white  photograph of the Butternut Farm house when owned by Hans and Sonia Seherr Thoss.
Sub-Series 52: Shear Shop RoadAdd to your cart.
Shear Shop Road is located in Milton.
Folder 1: Shear Shop Road sitesAdd to your cart.
There are two photographs of the Thomas Hinchcliff house that was built about 1880. Also a copy of a photograph of the Shear Shop taken in 1916.
Folder 2: Shear Shop Road - Shear Shop PondAdd to your cart.
Two photographs taken of Shear Shop Pond by Charles A. Earl.
Folder 3: Shear Shop Road bridgesAdd to your cart.
Photographs by Charles A. Earl - one of the old wooden bridge on Shear Shop Road, and one of the cement bridge that replaced it.
Sub-Series 53: South Lake StreetAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: South Lake Street #48Add to your cart.
A small color photograph of a house built about 1850. In 1859 it was owned by Chester Thomas and in 1868 by Nelson Barnes. Other owners included George W. Mason (1905); John L. Bourquin; and Ann S. Kidder (1976).
Sub-Series 54: South Plains Road/Route 63Add to your cart.
Also known as Litchfield-Watertown Road and Straits Turnpike.
Folder 1: South Plains Road #560Add to your cart.
A black and white photograph of the South Plains District School before it was converted into a residence in 1938/1939. The photograph was taken before 1913, when it was donated to the Historical Society by Dr. Peck.
Folder 2: South Plains Road site between #601 and #641Add to your cart.
This house was built in 1756 by Elijah Peck. Included are two photographs from the late 1880s or 1890s by K.T. Sheldon and labeled "Peck Homestead".  It was known as Sucker Brook Farm and later as Minty Farm. Owners included Alexis Doster until 1955; and the Carrs. There are also 7 small black & white photographs that are undated, probably in the 1950s. The house burned down before 1986 as it was not included on the Litchfield Architectural Survey.
Sub-Series 55: South StreetAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: South Street site of #7Add to your cart.
The Ebenezer Marsh House built 1759-1760. Later owned by Oliver Goodwin (1849,1852); Mrs. D.E. Bostwick (1874); and Dr. H.E. Gates before it was town down in 1899 to make way for the Noyes Memorial Building that housed the Litchfield Historical Society and the Wolcott & Litchfield CIrculating Library. Photographs include a group of men cutting wood for the Mansion house (ca.1860) with the Marsh house in the background. Also included are photographs of the Sign Post Elm that was located on the property at the corner of East and South Streets.
Item 1: South Street site of #7Add to your cart.
A group of people with a horse and carriage in front of the house, taken when it was owned by Mr. Yates. On the back of the photograph are the names of the people: Helen Stewart Brown; Amy Muller; Minerva Buel; George C. Woodruff; James Brown; George Hunter Brown; and Henry Trowbridge.
Sub-Folder 1: South Street #7 - Lincoln Memorial OakAdd to your cart.
Two photographs of the Lincoln Oak, planted by Gov. Holcomb on August 2, 1920 during Litchfield's Bicentennial celebration. On the back of one photograph, taken by Mr. Foster, is written that the oak was from an acorn near Lincoln's grave and grown by Herman Foster of Bantam. At the time of the photograph it was 3 years old. Another later photograph was taken August 10, 1926 and shows Center Park and the jail in the background.
Sub-Folder 2: South Street site of #7 - Sign Post ElmAdd to your cart.
Two photographs of the Sign Post Elm, located on the southeast corner of East and South Streets, now the Litchfield History Museum. The tree is gone but there is a small plaque to mark its location. Notices for public meetings, events, etc., which can be seen in the photographs, were put on the tree.
Folder 2: South Street #23Add to your cart.
St. Michael's Episcopal Church. Includes 2 photographs of a wood carved head of John DeRoss, who worked on the church.
Sub-Folder 1: South Street site of #23Add to your cart.
Photographs of the 2nd St. Michael's Church built on this site. Built in 1858, it was removed in 1919 to make way for the 3rd church building.
Sub-Folder 2: South Street #23Add to your cart.
Photographs of St. Michael's church, including the laying of the cornerstone on June 6, 1920; exterior and interior views; the memorial window to Judge Edward W. Seymour. The window was designed by Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and made by Heingke & Bowen in New York.
Folder 3: South Street #24Add to your cart.
Known historically as the Moses Seymour, Jr. house and Beckwith house, it was built in 1819-1820 and later owned by Josiah G. Beckwith.
Folder 4: South Street #34Add to your cart.
The Ozias Seymour house was built in 1807-1808 by his father Major Mose Seymour. In 1849 it was owned by Origen S. Seymour,  in 1900,1920 by Morris W. Seymour; and in 1963 by George and Warren Smith. Photographs include exterior and interior views.
Folder 5: South Street #35Add to your cart.
Originally the house and law office of Phineas Miner, built about 1820, it was enlarged as a store by Silas N. Bronson (Bronson's store). In 1893 it was the 1st home of the Litchfield County Historical & Antiquarian Society. By 1920, it was the clubhouse of The Sanctum.
Folder 6: South Street #39Add to your cart.
In 1780, this building was owned by Benjamin Hanks and used as his residence and shop.  Hanks was a silversmith and clockmaker. Ebenezer Bolles later owned the building, and Josiah Parks Hotel and stagecoach stop was here. Abraham C. Smith owned it in 1848 and 1852.
Folder 7: South Street #44Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: South Street site of #44Add to your cart.
Built about 1735 by E. Marsh Sr. or Thomas Grant. Later the home of Major Moses Seymour, the house was torn down in 1855.
Sub-Folder 2: South Street #44Add to your cart.
Built in 1855 by George C. Woodruff, and later owned by George M. Woodruff.
Folder 8: South Street #49Add to your cart.
St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church
Sub-Folder 1: South Street site of #49Add to your cart.
St. Anthony's church built in 1887, and burned down in 1944.
Sub-Folder 2: South Street site of #49Add to your cart.
Photographs of the fire that destroyed St. Anthony's 1887 Church on October 5, 1944.
Sub-Folder 3: South Street #49Add to your cart.
St. Anthony Padua Catholic Church built in 1948. Photographs of the church before and after the steeple was added. Also photographs taken in 1931 of the Connecticut sycamore tree in front of St. Anthony's.
Sub-Folder 4: South Street #49Add to your cart.
Built by Edward Seymour in 1864, this house was later owned by Origen Seymour. in 2012 it is the Rectory for St. Anthony's church.
Folder 9: South Street #58Add to your cart.
This house was built in 1829 by Elihu Harrison. George C. Woodruff owned it and enlarged it in 1860. It was owned and enlarged again by James P. Woodruff. Photographs are of the house before some of the addidtions.
Folder 10: South Street #65Add to your cart.
Built by Dr. Alanson Abbe in 1831, this house was owned by Ben H. Morse in 1849; John Snevily in 1862; and William H. Sanford (1900, 1920).
Sub-Folder 1: South Street #65Add to your cart.

Tinted print by Wallace Nutting.

Currently housed in Photograph Oversize Box 2.

Folder 11: South Street #74Add to your cart.
Built by Samuel Seymour in 1784-1785, this house became the Parsonage/Rectory for St. Michael's Parish.
Folder 12: South Street #89Add to your cart.
Oliver Wolcott Sr. built this house in 1753-1754. Frederick Wolcott enlarged it and later owners included Thomas Harney; Alice Wolcott; and Mrs. Sherman. In 1971 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Sub-Folder 1: South Street #89Add to your cart.

Photograph of the Oliver Wolcott, Sr. house.

Currently housed in Photograph Oversize Box 1.

Folder 13: South Street #102Add to your cart.
Lyman J. Smith built this house in 1833-1834. Later owners included John H. Hubbard (1855); John T. Hubbard (1920); and James and Victoria Sansing.
Folder 14: South Street #113Add to your cart.
Historically known as the Marvin/Kirby house, the early owners were Reynold Marvin and Ephraim Kirby. The 1852 map shows H.B. Graves as owner; followed by Andrew HIne in 1862; Harriet Belden (1868,1900); Mrs. Harlan B. Mendenhall (1920); and the Patenges. Color photographs taken in 1997 document interior renovations.
Folder 15: South Street #130Add to your cart.
Two small black & white photographs taken in 1901, at that time the John Lindley house. Owned in 1847 bny Henry Bissell and later by Mary S. Hollister (1877); Thomas Smith (1883); John Lindley; and Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Reed (1921). Also a photograph taken in 1963 when the owner was Dr. Robertson.
Folder 16: South Street #145Add to your cart.
Early photographs of the Wiggin house that was built as a summer home for Elizabeth and Frederick about 1871. It remained in the Wiggin family, including Charlotte Wiggin and Lewis Wiggin. Later owners included Hope and Benjamin Gaillard.
Folder 17: South Street #150Add to your cart.
Photographs of the house built in 1850-1851 by William F. Baldwin. Owned by 1886 by F. Rathford Starr; Florence E. Frose (1921); Ruth Smith (Mrs. James E. Smith) in 1923; and Thomas Gillis.
Folder 18: South Street #160Add to your cart.
Known historically as the Oliver Wolcott, Jr. house, this house was built in 1799 by Elijah Wadsworth in 1799 and enlarged by Oliver Wolcott, Jr. in 1817. Later owners included Colonel George B. Sanford (1900); Mrs. Harry G. Day (1920); and A. Sheldon Pennoyer & his mother Virginia Pennoyer (1929-1948). In 1963 it became the home of the Oliver Wolcott Library, with a modern addition by architect Eliot Noyes.
Sub-Folder 1: South Street #160Add to your cart.

Photograph of the Oliver Wolcott Jr. house.

Currently housed in Photograph Oversize Box 1.

Folder 19: South Street site of #165Add to your cart.
A south view of the Parmelee house, torn down in 1890.
Folder 20: South Street #173Add to your cart.

Seymour Cunningham completed this house in 1895. The architect was Erik Rossiter. Later owners included Thomas and Ann Hubbard; and Kenneth and Betty Merz.

Photograph currently housed in Photograph Oversize Box 8.

Item 1: South Street #173Add to your cart.
A small black & white photograph of the Cunningham house taken in 1963.
Item 2: South Street #173Add to your cart.

A hand colored photograph of the Cunningham house taken in spring 1915.

Photograph currently housed in Photograph Oversize box 8.

Folder 21: South Street #180Add to your cart.
Built in 1828 as the Wolcott Institute, a boys' school that lasted only a few years; this house was owned by William F. Baldwin (1862); Mrs. Latimer (1874 map); Margaret E. Wallbridge (1900); Watson Beach Day (1920); and the Reilings. There is one photograph when it was owned by the Wallbridges about 1890.
Folder 22: South Street #195Add to your cart.
Ozias Lewis built this house in 1806 or 1809 and he still owned it in 1849. Later owners included Cornelius Roosevelt Duffie (1900); Mrs. Antoinette Cahill (1920); and Iola Haverstick.
Folder 23: South Street #204Add to your cart.
Henry R. Towne built this house in 1915 on land formerly owned by the Litchfield County Agricultural Society. It was owned in 1925 by Admiral Charles L. & Harriet Brownson Hussey. There are 2 photographs of Colonel Samuel Fisher's library building that was moved from North Street to this site by Alexander Liggett in 1930. Owned in 2012 by George Jeannette Ching.
Folder 24: South Street #205Add to your cart.
Built by Rev. Cornelius Roosevelt Duffie II for his son Cornelius Duffie III in 1890. Later owners included Mrs. Antoinette Cahill (1920); Philip Brewster; Mary and Josephine Brewster. One photograph shows the house before it was altered to incorporate the front porch into the house. A second photograph was taken in 1963 and also shows South Street #193.
Folder 25: South Street #311Add to your cart.
This house was built by George W. Thompson in 1868 for his sisters Sarah E. and Anna P. Thompson. Later owners included Vernon Monroe; Warren McArthur; F.W. Horn; Henry L. Shepard in the 1960s; E.L. Childs.
Folder 26: South Street viewsAdd to your cart.
Views of South Street that include multiple buildings or landscapes.
Sub-Folder 1: South Street views - looking northAdd to your cart.
Sub-Folder 2: South Street views - looking southAdd to your cart.
Sub-Folder 3: South Street views - east sideAdd to your cart.
Item 1Add to your cart.
A photograph of men with a wood pile in front of the Marsh house [gone] on the site of South Street #7.
Item 2Add to your cart.
Two men on skiis in the winter of 1900 with buildings at South Street #21 - #49.
Item 3Add to your cart.
Buildings on the east side of South St. from St. Michael's Church to the Benjamin Hanks House. The photoraph was taken before the church steeple blew down in April 1894.
Item 4Add to your cart.
Photograph of a horse and buggy in front of South St. #21 and St. Michael's Church.
Item 5Add to your cart.
Photograph of a man and woman in a buggy, identified on the back as M.W. Buel and J. Mason Hoppin, on Sept. 26, 1885. In the background is St. Michael's Church and South St. #21. which has a sign for Litchfield Circulating & Wolcott Libraries.
Sub-Folder 4: South Street views - east side buildingsAdd to your cart.
Individual photographs of buildings on the east side of South Street that do not have separate folders.
Sub-Folder 5: South Street views - west sideAdd to your cart.
Item 1Add to your cart.
Photograph of South Street looking south to the intersection of Old South Road, before the house at South Street #272 was built ca.1889 -1901. In the photograph there is a horse and buggy, a man on a velocipede, and 2 horseback riders. The house at South Street #180 [Watson Beach Day] is visible on the right side, and Old South Rodad #63 is in the distance.
Item 2Add to your cart.
Photographed  on South Street, a horse and buggy proceeds in front of a white picket fence with the side of South St. #74 [St. Michael's Rectory] on the left side.
Sub-Folder 6: South Street views - west side buildingsAdd to your cart.
Individual photographs of buildings on the west side of South Street that do not have separate folders.
Sub-Folder 7: South Street views - west side business blocksAdd to your cart.
Sub-Folder 8: South Street views - miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Miscellaneous and unidentified views of South Street.
Sub-Series 56: Torrington RoadAdd to your cart.
Route 202 from the center of Litchfield to Torrington.
Folder 1: Torrington Road #113Add to your cart.
The house was built about 1895  by Professor Henry s. Munroe, who named it Stoneledge. A portion of the house may have been moved from another site and added on.
Folder 2: Torrington Road #571Add to your cart.
Now known at Toll Gate Inn, this building was originally located on East Litchfield Road and served as the Captain William Bull Tavern. Later it became part of the Candee farm. It was moved in 1925 and restored by Frederick Fuessenich. In 1983 the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The photograph is labeled Candee Farm and was taken at the original location of East Litchfield Road.
Folder 3: Torrington Road siteAdd to your cart.
The photograph is labeled "Weir Homestead" Toll Gate Hill. It is no longer standing.
Folder 4: Torrington Road viewAdd to your cart.

A print of a photo taken by John A. Vanderpoel of a great willow tree on the edge of Bantam River by the bridge on Torrington Road at the bottom of the hill below the center of Litchfield. Date on the back in 1896.

Currently housed in Photograph Oversize Box 8.

Folder 5: Torrington Road & Karl StreetAdd to your cart.
Located at the southeast corner of Torrington Road and Karl Street (at #65 Karl Street) this building was the District 5 (Harris Plains) Schoolhouse originally located in front of the American Legion Hall at #418 Bantam Road. It was moved behind the Litchfield school at the top of East Street in 1922-23 and used for one year for the kindergarten. When the school was torn down it was moved to the present site. One photograph shows the building at its Harris Plains site, and a color photograph from the 1990s shows it as a storage/garage building.
Folder 6: Torrington Road - North Farms District SchoolAdd to your cart.
In 1913, Dr. Peck donated this small black & white photograph of the North Farms District School. On an 1874 map, it was located on the west side of Torrington Road, north of the intersection with Town Farm Road. The school was closed ca. 1917
Sub-Series 57: Town Farm RoadAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Town Farm Road #168Add to your cart.
A photograph of the Town Poor Farm house at the time the Doyles were managers. There are a number of people standing on the porch.
Sub-Series 58: West Chestnut HIll RoadAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: West Chestnut Hill Road #11Add to your cart.
Historically known as the Whiting house, it was purchased unfinished by Stephen Clark in 1803. There was a stream on the property with a tannery. Various owners of the property before Clark included Seth Landon, Timothy Skinner, Caleb Wetmore, and Charles Marsh. Later owners included Jason & Sarah (Clark) Whiting (1829); and Mrs. Harry Cutler Blanchard (1973).
Folder 2: West Chestnut Hill site of #14Add to your cart.
One photograph of the west room of the house that burned down in 1994. Built in 1780, some of the owners included Lilly and Florence Baldwin; Virginia Pennoyer; Albert & Agnes Pierce: Henry Hoffman; Julia Wolcott and her sister Mrs. Elizabeth W. Hamilton. [Baldwin-Hamilton house]
Sub-Series 59: West StreetAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: West Street site of #3Add to your cart.
The Mansion House stood on the corner of West and South Streets until it burned down in 1886. Grove Catlin was the original owner who built it in 1800-1801 and when it was known as Catlin's Hotel. By 1849 it was the Mansion House. The photographs show the Mansion House and adjoining buildings on West and South Street. One view, probably taken from the Congregational Church steeple, looks south west across the Green's East Park and includes the Sign Post Elm, Town Pump, buildings on both streets; with Little Pond and Bantam Lake in the distance.
Folder 2: West Street #3Add to your cart.
Two photographs of butchers in Weir's Meat Market that was located in the Phelps building. The Phelps building was built on the site of the Mansion House that burned down in 1886. There have been many businesses in the Phelps block.
Folder 3: West Street #15Add to your cart.
The Litchfield County Courthouse.
Sub-Folder 1: West Street #15 - Courthouse 1889Add to your cart.
Photographs of the Litchfield County Courthouse built in 1889. This was the third courthouse built on the site - the first burned down in 1886 and the second in 1888.
Sub-Folder 2: West Street #15 - Courthouse 1914Add to your cart.
The courthouse was remodeled in 1913/1915 as part of the Colonial Revival movement. Photographs of this building include the architect's sketch for the remodeling; a side by side comparison of the building before and after renovations; views across Center Park; and a close-up of the cupola and weathervane.
Folder 4: West Street #33Add to your cart.
Exterior photographs of the Grannis & Elmore block, built in 1888, that included the Granniss & Elmore store on the street level; a harness shop in the basement; and a second floor. Interior views are of Mr. Elmore and Mr. Granniss in the store, and power machinery in the basement. Later occupants in the block included Chapin & BIrk; Birk's WIne Cellar, the Fabric Store, and Superior Foods.
Folder 5: West Street site of #40Add to your cart.
Dewey & Bulkley's furniture warehouse. In 1801 it was Silas E. Cheney's cabinet shop which was rebuilt and enlarged by David C. Bulkley. Used at various times as a cabinet shop, furniture store, and warehouse. The building was torn down in 1891 to make room for the first FIre House.
Folder 6: West Street #60Add to your cart.
Horace Gregory started building this house in 1820 and it was finished by A. Wadsworth. Later owners included Garwood Sanford (1862); William T. Marsh (1920); and the Tiemans (2012). [Sanford-Marsh house]
Folder 7: West Street #62 (rear)Add to your cart.
A photograph of a building behind the house as West Street #62 when it was called The Golden Eagle that served luncheon, tea, & supper. It later became Thoms Antiques and Thomas McBride's antique shop.
Folder 8: West Street #51Add to your cart.
A black & white photograph of the Litchfield Ford building  on the corner of West and Meadow Streets. It later became Aspen Garden restaurant and On the Green restaurant (2012)
Folder 9: West Street #69Add to your cart.
The United Methodist church was built in 1885.
Folder 10: West Street site of #74Add to your cart.
Designed by S. Edson Gage, this building was built in 1893. Various names included the Casino Club; Litchfield Club; Litchfield Club House; Litchfield Playhouse/Community Playhouse; and Litchfield Lawn Club. Town down in 1960 to make way for the Litchfield Town Hall.
Sub-Folder 1: West Street site of #74Add to your cart.
Photographs of the Litchfield Club in 1894 and later photographs including Community Playhouse
Sub-Folder 2: West Street site of #74 (rear)Add to your cart.
Two photographs of the Litchfield Lawn Club grounds behind the Club House building. One shows the tennis courts with spectators watching a match, and the other tents set up beside the tennis courts with some sort of  event.
Folder 11: West Street #82Add to your cart.
Built in 1786 by Amos Galpin, it was later owned by Jesse L. Judd; and Alexander & Stella Van Laer. Mrs. Van Laer called in Laercourt Lodge, an elegant small hotel in 1915 until the 1930s. Photographs before and after renovations by the Van Laers.
Folder 12: West Street #85Add to your cart.

Photograph & sketches of Chabad Lubavitch building. Earlier this was a house built by Julius Deming in 1872 and later owned by Julia A. Deming (1920); Alfred Kreis (1951); and Ed and Margie Eveleth (Wilderness Shop).

Currently this folder is housed in Photograph Oversize Box 8.

Folder 13: West Street #86Add to your cart.
George Elmore built this house in 1901. In 1936 T. Lynne Barber converted it into a 2 family house. The photograph was taken about 1920.
Folder 14: West Street #125Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: West Street site of #125Add to your cart.
Built as the Hawkhurst Hotel, the name was later changed to the Berkshire Hotel or Hotel Berkshire. At some time it was referred to as Lake View Hotel. It was torn down in 1919 to make way for Center School.
Sub-Folder 2: West Street #125Add to your cart.
Center School.
Folder 15: West Street #294Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: West Street site of #294Add to your cart.
A small black & white photograph of Elmridge/Elm Ridge. Some of the owners of this house included Jedediah Strong; Mrs. E.A. McNeill; and Rev. Dr. Randolph Ray (1927). The elms were planted by Lyman Smith before the Civil War. The house was torn down to make way for Litchfield Savings Bank, now Litchfield BanCorp.
Sub-Folder 2: West Street #294Add to your cart.
Photographs of a stone milestone, erected by Jedediah Strong in 1787. At that time it would have stood in front of Strong's house. Now in front of Litchfield BanCorp.
Folder 16: West Street site at corner of Milton RoadAdd to your cart.
Photographs of the house owned by Colonel Albert E. Lamb.  By 1946 it was the Westleigh Inn; in 1973 GIldersleeves; and in 1976 the Meeting House Inn. It burned down in the early 1980s. Hack and Eraclito owned it when it was the Westleigh Inn. Now the site of Westleigh Condominiums.
Folder 17: West Street before 1886 - Mansion House cornerAdd to your cart.
Buildings at the corner of West & South Streets before the 1886 fire. Included are the Mansion House, Bishop's Store; McNeil & Hinsdale Store; Courthouse; Beckwith house and store; and Judd block.
Folder 18: West Street before 1886 - Mansion House to Court HouseAdd to your cart.
Photographs before the 1886 fire. Buildings from the Mansion House to the Court House. Signs for businesses include Edwin McNeil & Co., W.R. Coe meat market; Livery Stable; The Litchfield Enquirer; Bishop & Sedgwick. Some views include the Green and buildings on the east side of South Street.
Item 1: West Street before 1886Add to your cart.

A large black & white photograph  of the business bocks on West Street before the 1886 fire from the Mansion House to the Beach block.

Currently housed in Photograph Oversize box 8.

Folder 19: West Street before 1886 - Livery stable to Granniss & ElmoreAdd to your cart.
Photographs of the business buildings before the 1886 fire. Buildings west of the Court house were not burned down in the 1886 fire, but were destroyed in the 1888 fire.
Folder 20: West Street before 1888 - Braman & Bissell to the Center SchoolAdd to your cart.
Business blocks on West Street west of the Court House before the fire of 1888. Stores included Braman & Bissell; E.W. Meafoy; Stoves & Hardware;  a Millinery & fancy goods store; C,. Shumway, a harness maker; Peter Karl, tailor; Granniss & Elmore; Beach & Cummings.
Folder 21: West Street -1886 fire ruinsAdd to your cart.
Photographs of the business block ruins on West and South Streets after the 1886 fire. Views looking north include residences and the Congregational Church on East Street.
Folder 22: West Street - after 1886 fire and before 1888 fireAdd to your cart.
Views of the corner of West & South Streets after the construction of the brick blocks (including Phelps block) and the newly built wooden courthouse [it burned down in the 1888 fire]. Also a view across the Green with the temporary buildings used by merchants.
Folder 23: West Street - 1888 fire ruinsAdd to your cart.
Photographs of the aftermath of the 1888 fire that destroyed the Court House and buildings to the west, down to and including Beach's block. Some photos show furniture, barrels, and other goods pulled from the buildings and piled on the Green.
Folder 24: West Street - 1867 and 1907Add to your cart.
Two postcards pasted together to show the identical views of business blocks and the Court House on West Street before (1867) and after (1907) the fires of 1886 and 1888.
Folder 25: West Street viewsAdd to your cart.
Miscellaneous views of the south side of West Street, including World War I celebration; 2 men in a Marmon roadster with West Street in the background, taken in 1917 by Kate Knapp Vondermuhll; and a series of small black & white photos of all the buildings from the corner of South Street to the corner of Meadow Street, taken in Dec. 1975. Also a photo of a building burned down in a fire sometime after 1888, at the corner of West St. and Meadow St.
Sub-Folder 1: West Street views - Business blocksAdd to your cart.

Panoramic views of the business buildings on the south side of West Street and the west side of South Street, consisting of black and white photographs glued onto 6 pieces of poster board. Included is a photograph of the parking lot behind the businesses. These are enlargements of the series of small black and white photographs in Folder 25.

Currently housed in Photograph Oversize Box 10.

Sub-Series 60: Whiskers LaneAdd to your cart.
Color photograph taken in 1957 of the Ebenezer Marsh house, built ca. 1740, located at the intersection of Whiskers Lane and Wigway Road. Later owners included Linus T. Gilbert; Mrs. Lawrence Hunter; Jeannette Washburn (1986).
Sub-Series 61: White Memorial FoundationAdd to your cart.
Photographs of White Memorial Foundation property and events.
Sub-Series 62: Whites Woods RoadAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: West CemeteryAdd to your cart.
Photographs of the Soldiers Lot and Mary Buel's gravestone in West Cemetery.
Folder 2: Whites Woods Road site of Frederick Marsh houseAdd to your cart.
An 1860 photograph of the Frederick A. Marsh house. It was later  used as a camp, including Lake House Camp, with photographs included.
Sub-Series 63: Wolcott StreetAdd to your cart.
Wolcott Street runs east to west between South Street and Meadow Street
Folder 1: Wolcott Street #49Add to your cart.
Located on the corner of Meadow Street, this house was built  for Curtis Hatheway as a summer home in 1895, Later owners included Rev. & Mrs. Edward Norman Curry. Photographs taken in 1946.

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