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c1746
BUTTERNUT FARM BED & BREAKFAST
Glastonbury, CT
Butternut Farm was built by Jonathan Hale, beginning in 1720. Innkeeper Don Reid acquired the house in 1959 and began painstakingly restoring the interior of this classic colonial home to its original condition by exposing the original wide brick fireplaces, uncovering the broad floorboards and removing later paint from the wealth of paneling on many of the rooms' walls.

CHAMPLIN HILL ANTIQUES
Featuring delightful antique country & primitive furniture, with treasures including folk art, mirrors, pewter, quilts and more at affordable prices. Champlin Hill Antiques is a mandatory stop in the Burlington, VT area


1872 Captain Stannard House
Bed and Breakfast Country Inn
The Captain Stannard House is your perfect getaway on the Connecticut Shoreline.
Enjoy the quiet uncluttered space as travelers have for 130 years.
Spacious and welcoming common areas provide the perfect setting to linger over coffee,
and nine uniquely furnished guestrooms provide total comfort and relaxation.
Westbrook CT.


Heidi Howard creates trade and tavern signs in the style of 18th and 19th century New England sign painters. Each sign is handcrafted from 100 to 200 year old boards,

Authentic Historical Designs
A House Plan Firm with a special approach to designing houses. We take authentic exteriors from yesteryear and unite them with practical and up-to-date floor plans. Now you can have the look of an old house - without any of the inconveniences.

1740

LOWER FARM BED & BREAKFAST
119 Mystic Road , Mystic/North Stonington, CT
Phone - 866-535-9075.
. The Inn is a Bed and Breakfast that blends the charm of yesterday with the comforts of today. A 1740 center chimney Georgian Colonial farmhouse located in Mystic Connecticut Country.

1714 to mid 1700s

ELIAS CHILD HOUSE
50 Perrin Road
Woodstock, CT 06281
Magnificent center hall colonial on 47 rural acres. Heavily furnished in antiques.
Browse our web site for the history of Elias Child House.

1740
HOMESPUN FARM B&B
306 Preston Road (Route 164)
Griswold, CT 06351
Historic farm property run for over two hundred years by decendants of William Brewster of Mayflower fame. Nominated for the National Registry of Historic Places.


WESTBROOK INN
976 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, CT 06498
Step back in time to the Romantic Victorian Era to this magnificantly restored
Connecticut Historic Inn. Graceful flowered grounds, fine antique appointments,
working fireplaces, picturesque beaches and more await your arrival.

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CORNER HOUSE ANTIQUES
Route 7, Sheffield, MA 01257
Since 1977, specializing in American antique wicker furniture. Period wicker including chairs, tables, and matching sets from the 1870s through the 1920s.

OTHER
ATTRACTIONS

MYSTIC SEAPORT MUSEUM
Located in Mystic, Connecticut (near New London), this seaport museum has a number of ships, and excellent displays on whaling, including a whaling ship.

Fort Griswold
Groton, CT
Here the British massacre of Colonial defenders took place on Sept. 6, 1781

Stonington Harbor Light
by permission of
New England Lighthouses
-a Virtual Tour
WALLACE NUTTING COLLECTION
Largest collection of early American (1690-1730)
furniture & domestic articles in the USA.
WADSWORTH ATHENEUM
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT
Phone: 860-278-2670

Commission a beautifully crafted pen-and-ink portrait of your home. Purchase a box of greeting cards with your House Portrait.
Art created from photographs.
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House Portraits

HISTORIC HOUSES
MUSEUMS

1639
HENRY WHITFIELD STATE MUSEUM
Guilford, CT
Built in 1639, Connecticut's oldest house and
New England's oldest stone house.

ca. 1660
THOMAS LEE HOUSE
East Lyme, CT
The Thomas Lee House (c. 1660) is one of the oldest wood frame houses in Connecticut still in its primitive state. Listed on the National Register of Historic Houses, the building housed several generations of Lees. Notable among them was Ezra Lee, who piloted The Turtle, a wooden submarine designed by David Bushnell and used to attack the British fleet in New York Harbor during the American Revolution
Virtual tour of house info@eastlymehistoricalsociety.org


1681 Deacon John Graves House
Madison, CT

1689

William Perry Homestead
Stratford, CT This circa 1689 home is restored as a visitor's center, educational classroom
and special occasion rental. It provides the perfect tourist stop in which to take
a breath and return to simpler days.

ca. 1695-1698

GENERAL DAVID HUMPHREYS HOUSE
37 Elm Street, Ansonia, CT
The Humphreys House is the birthplace of the Revolutionary War officer and friend of George Washington who later became our nation's first ambassador.

ca. 1690-1710
THE HYLAND HOUSE
GUILFORD, CT

ca. 1700
Historic Putnam Cottage
Known as Knapp's Tavern during Revolutuinary War

ca. 1700
Eells-Stow House
Milford Historical Society
Milford, CT

ca. 1710-1720

BUTTOLPH-WILLIAMS HOUSE
249 Broad Street
Weathersfield, CT

c1720

STANLEY-WHITMAN COLONIAL HOMESTEAD
Built c.1720)
37 High St.
Farmington, CT (I-84 Ex. 39) 06032
Phone 860-677-9222

c1720

DANIEL BENTON HOMESTEAD
Tolland Historical Society
Tolland CT

C1723

HUNTINGTON HOMESTEAD
Governor Samuel Huntington Trust, Inc.
PO Box 231, Scotland, CT 06264
The Huntington Homestead is the Birthplace of Samuel Huntington, signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Type: Saltbox Farmhouse.

C1724
Harrison House Museum
124 Main Street, Branford, CT
Branford Historical Society

1734-1740
GOVERNOR JOHNATHAN TRUMBULL House Museum
169 West Town Street
Lebanon, CT
Learn about Gov. Trumbull.

c1746
NOAH WEBSTER HOUSE
West Hartford, CT
Noah Webster: Weaver of Words
Noah Webster: The Life and Times of an American Patriot

c1747
Derrin House
249 West Avon Road, Avon, CT
Being restored by Avon Historical Society
Expect to open in 2010

ca. 1750
CAPT. DAVID JUDSON HOUSE
Stratford Historical Society
967 Academy Hill
Stratford, CT
203-378-0630
Built circa 1750 by Capt. David Judson on the site of his great-grandfather's 1639 stone house, Judson House is a fine example of Georgian achitecture with its impressive broken scroll pediment entry. It is furnished with period pieces of Stratford origin

ca. 1750
Ogden House & Garden
Fairfield Historical Society
Fairfield, CT

ca. 1750
THE GLEBE HOUSE MUSEUM
Woodbury, CT
CLICK HERE for Glebe House History.

ca. 1750
Captain Elisha White House">
Clinton Nistorical Society
Clinton, CT

1756
HANFIRD-SILLIMAN HOUSE
New Canaan Historical Society
New Canaan, CT
"18th Century towns were required by law to have a tavern and inn for travelers; New Canaan's "ordinary" was built by Stephen Hanford, a weaver and the community's first licensed tavern keeper. " Interior phots

ca. 1758
The Shaw-Perkins Mansion
New London County Historical Society
New London, CT

c1760

HATHEWAY HOUSE
Built 1760
55 South Main Street, Suffield, CT
Phone 860/668-0055
CLICK HERE for another photo and description provided by
"The Antiquarian & Landmark Society".

c1760

General Samuel McClellan House
South Woodstock, CT
General McClellan was a Revolutionary War general. He raised horses on the property for Washington's army. He lead a regiment from Woodstock at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Samuel McClellan was also the grandfather of George B McClellan, the Civil War General that went out of favor with Linclon. Among other history of the house, is the fact that Wintrop Chandler, famous American artist, lived in the home. He was McClellan's nephew. There is an over-mantel painting done by him, applied directly to the mortar.
The house is now an Antique Shop.

1764

KING HOUSE MUSEUM
Built in 1764
232 South Main Street
Suffield, CT ---- A few miles north of Bradley Internationl Airport
Fee: Yes
The Suffield Historical Society

ca.1769
Johnathan Trumbull Junior House
Lebanon, CT
Geoge Washington really slept here.
Trumbull was Washington's secretary during the war.
Click here for photo and biography of Johnathan Trumbull, Jr.

ca.1770
Pequotsepos Manor
Denison Society & Denison Homestead Museum
Gift Shop
Mystic, CT

ca.1772
Thomas Woodbridge House
Amity & Woodbridge Historical Society
Woodbridge, CT



1774
THOMAS GRISWOLD HOUSE

Guilford, CT
Classic New England Saltbox

1776
NATHAN HALE HOMESTEAD
2299 South Street
Coventry, CT o6238
Nathan Hale: The Life and Death of America's First Spy

1780

THE OLIVER ELLSWORTH HOMSTEAD
Windsor, CT
Operated by the Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution
Born in 1745, Oliver Ellsworth was one of the framers of the United States Constitution. Connecticut's first Senator, and author of the Judiciary Act, which forms the basis of our present day federal judicial system.
Ellsworth and his wife, Abigail Wolcott, lived at the Homestead until his death in 1807. While living at the Homestead, Ellsworth was visited by President George Washington in 1789, and by President John Adams in 1799.

1782
Butler-McCook House & Gardens
396 Main Street
Hartford, CT
The oldest house in Hartford.
Read about the disaster that struck this house from an wandering SUV.

1785
John Rider House Museum Danbury Historical Society
Danbury, CT

1794-1810
Thankful Arnold House
The Haddam Historical Society
Haddam, CT

1799
Enoch Kelsey House
1702 Main Street
Newington, CT

MATHEW CURTIS HOUSE
Newtown, CT
Newtown Historical Society

1808
Kellog-Eddy House
679 Willard Street
Newington, CT

1845

Smith-Harris House Museum
East Lyme, CT
The Smith-Harris House Museum is on the National Register of Historic Places as the Thomas Avery House. Built in 1845, it is an excellent example of a Greek Revival farmhouse. It has been restored and decorated in a style appropriate to a prosperous farm family of the middle 19th century. The Museum is open on weekends from June 11-Labor Day. Admission is free.

1853
CAPT. NATAHANIAL B. PALMER HOUSE
40 Palmer Street
Stonington, CT
The Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House, a National Historic Landmark, was home to the noted sea captain and naval architect Nathaniel Brown Palmer who, in 1820, was the first person to sight and cruise along the continent of Antarctica. Nathaniel Palmer and his brother Captain Alexander Palmer built the house in 1853 for their families.

1874
THE MARK TWAIN HOUSE
351 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
Some of Twain's most famous works written here.

OSBOURNE HOMESTEAD MUSEUM
500 Hawthorn Avenue
Derby, CT

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****THE SOUTH SHORE ****CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS****
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ca. 1730
The Parsons House
of the Historic Northasmpton Society

58 Bradley Street
Northampton, MA

ca. 1735

COLONEL ASHLEY HOUSE
Built c. 1735
Sheffield, MA
1-413-229-8600 - Admission Fee
Near Bartholomew's Cobble
Property of The Trustees of Reservations

1739

THE MISSION HOUSE
Built in 1739 by the first missionary to the
Stockridge Mohegan Indians- Restored & Moved 1928
Contains a fine collection of period furnishings
including some used by the original owner.
Open Memorial Day to Columbus Day - admission fee.
Main Street
Stockbridge, MA
Info: 413-298-3299
Property of The Trustees of Reservations

1743
SHELDON-HAWKS HOUSE
Information Center
Old Deerfield, MA
Phone 413/774-5581
Fee-Yes

THE BIDWELL HOUSE MUSEUM
" elegant Georgian saltbox originally built circa 1750
as a parsonage. Authentically restored, filled with antiques..."
A Registered Historic Landmark - Click here for history of house.
Art School Road
Monterey, MA
413-528-6888

1754
JOSIAH DAY HOUSE
West Springfield, MA
Oldest known US Brick Saltbox.

1786
RICHARD SALTER STORRS HOUSE - 1786
Longmeadow Street - Next to Library
Longmeadow, MA
The Longmeadow Historical Society

BRANDT HOUSE
29 Highland Avenue
Greenfield, MA
800-235-3329
A Colonial Revival Estate Built in 1890
Now a gracious B&B

WILLARD HOUSE and CLOCK MUSEUM
Built c. 1718-1755-1790
11 Willard Street
North Grafton, MA
Phone: 508-839-3500

BLACK WALNUT INN
1184 North Pleasant Street
Amherst MA 01002
Built: 1821
Type: Federal style brick house - now a B&B.

MERWIN HOUSE
Built c. 1824
16 West Main Street
Stockbridge, MA
Society for Preservation of
New England Antiquities

1780's
HERMAN MELVILLE'S ARROWHEAD
1780'S Farm House
Restored to Melville's era
Herman Melville and Arrowhead.
780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone 413/442-1449
Fee-Yes

EMILY DICKENSON HOME & MUSEUM
National Historic Landmark
280 Main Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Phone: 413-542-8161

William Cullen Bryant House
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*********EASTERN MASS - BOSTON AREA**********

A ca. 1760 house is available for re-location on a new property.
www.landmarkservices.com
The house, located 30 miles west of Boston, has its original post and
beam frame, doors, windows, hardware, flooring, wainscot,
etc. A restoration contractor, Landmark Services Inc., will document
and dismantle the house and re-assemble it on your property. The house
must be dismantled by March, 2010. Contact Mark Landry of Landmark
Services for more information. info@landmarkservices.com

c. 1636
THE FAIRBANKS HOUSE
511 East Street
Dedham, MA 02026
"Oldest surviving timber frame house in America.
25 photos of The Fairbanks House
source - Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record

The Faibanks House - 260 years- one family - Dedham, MA
Detailed account of this remarkably preserved 1637 frame house.
by Helen H. Hill, New England Antique Journal, April 2006
Entered - 03-31-06

1637 Fairbanks house is on Facebook

1637 Sir John Humphreys House

Swamscott, MA

c. 1644
1644 Nataniel Felton, Sr. House
Peabody Historical Society, Peabody, MA Society has three historic houses, go to left
sidebar and click on "Felton Sr. House.
posted 3-16-o8

c. 1648
PUTNAM HOUSE
Danvers, MA

c. 1648
THE BLAKE HOUSE
725 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA

c. 1640 - 1670
JOHN WHIPPLE HOUSE
Ipswich, MA
Ipswich Historical Society

c. 1648
Putnam House
Danvers, MA

c. 1659
Bellington-Cary House
Chelsea, MA

1667-1725
Reuben Brown House Concors, MA

c. pre 1675
JUDGE CORWIN HOUSE
The Witch House
Salem, MA
Example of 17th century architecture.
Only surviving stucture in Salem with direct ties
to the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.

1680

Paul Revere House
On Freedom Trail
Boston,MA

1681
President John Adams Birthplace
Quincy, MA
ref Wikipedia - photo

1681
James Hartshorne House
Wakefield, MA

1687
BOARDMAN HOUSE
Saugus. MA

1694
Greenwood Farm

ca. 1698-1738

HANCOCK-CLARKE HOUSE
Lexington, MA
Prominant in Revolutionary War History.

1710
White-Ellery House
Gloucester, MA

ca. 1714
THE GUILD-KELLOCK hOUSE
Center Chimney Post and Beam Gambrel, Wrentham, MA
Listed for sale by OldHouse.com
(please tell the agent that you saw it on antiquing.com)

ca. 1715
Dole-Little House
Newbury, MA

ca. 1727
Crowninshield-Bentley House
126 Essex Street
Salem, MA
Reopening Announced.

ca. 1730

HAGER HOUSE ANTIQUE SHOP
850 Boston Post Road
Sudbury, MA 01776
A 1730 Gambreled home displays a wide range of quality inventory in a general line of country 18th and 19th century antiques. Forty minutes from downtown Boston and 1500 feet from the famous Longfellow's Wayside Inn.

1740
Jason Russell House
Arlington, MA

1746

Macy-Colby House
Amesbury, MA
Source - Wikipedia

ca. 1747-1751
THE SHIRLEY-EUSTIS hOUSE
Roxbury, MA

ca. 1759
Longfellow Historic Site
105 Battle Street
Cambridge, MA
"Home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and headquarters
for George Washington during the seige of Boston.

ca. 1767
LEMURL CLAPP HOUSE
Dorchester Historical Society
Dorchester, MA

1768
JEREMIAH LEE MANSION
Marblehead, MA 1770
THE OLD MANSE
269 Monument Street
Concord, MA
978-369-3909
Built by Ralph Waldo Emerson's grandfather, both
RW Emerson and Nathanial Hawthorn wrote from this house
located near the Concord Bridge.
Property of The Trustees of Reservations

HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES
5 Turner Street
Salem, MA 01979

ADAMS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
John Adams Birthplace
John Quincy Adams Birthplace
Two 17th Century Farm Houses
141 Franklin Street
Quincy, MA

ADAMS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
The (Adams) Old House
Built 1731
Occupied by Adams Family 1788-1927
135 Adams Street
Quincy, MA

QUINCY HOUSE
Built by Colonal Josiah Quincy, a Revolutionary period leader.
Spectacular!
20 Muirhead Street
Quincy, MA

ORCHARD HOUSE
Home of Louisa May Alcott and her family for over 20 years,
where the beloved classic, "Little Women" was written in 1868.
This 300-year-old home typifies a mid-19th century middle-class home,
with over 80% of the furnishings original to the Alcotts.
399 Lexington Road
Concord, MA

GENERAL ARTEMAS WARD HOME
786 Main Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Phone: 508-842-8900
Revolutionary War General's restored home
April 15 to November 30.

17th & 18th CENTURY HOUSES IN SALEM
Excellent pictures and description of seven houses.

http://www.nicholshousemuseum.org/home.html"> NICHOLS HOUSE MUSEUN
1804-Boston, MA

CAPTAIN FORBES HOUSE MUSEUM
1833 Greek Revival Sea Captain's House
Admission Fee
Milton, MA

THE GKIBSON HOUSE
1846 Victorian Brownstone
Boston, MA

GORE PLACE
19th Century House Museum
National Historic Landmark
52 Gore Street
Wltham, MA
781-894-2798

19th & 20th CENTURY HOUSES IN SALEM
Excellent pictures and description of five houses built before WW1.

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*******THE SOUTH SHORE************

c. 1640
RICHARD SPARROW HOUSE
42 Summer Street
Plymouth, MA
The oldest house in Plymouth The Sparrows arrived Plymouth in 1633.

1653
ALDEN HOUSE HISTORIC SITE
The Alden House, located in beautiful, seaside Duxbury, MA
was built in 1653 by Pilgrim John Alden. It is open
to the public from mid-May to mid-October for a nominal charge.

1662
Rev. James Keith Parsonage
West Bridgewater, MA
Old Bridgwater Hiatorical Society

1667
THE JABEZ HOWLAND HOUSE
33 Sandwich Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
The only house now standing in Plymouth where a
Matflower passenger (John Howland)is known to have lived.
CLICK HERE for article about house.

1677
The Harlow Oldfort House
119 Sandwich Street
Plymouth, MA 02360

1699

ISAAC WINSLOW HOUSE

Marshfield, MA
"The Winslow House, built circa 1699, is the ancestral home of the founding family of Marshfield. Built by the
grandson of Pilgrim governor and diplomat Edward Winslow, and home to a prominent South Shore family,
it remains an example of how landed gentry lived in the days prior to the American Revolution.
Open to the public for guided tours from May until October, and available for functions."

1767
The Reverand Jeremiah Beal House
The Brocton Historical Society Homestead
216 North Pearl Street
Brocton, MA

1808
King Ceasar's House
Duxbury, MA

1809
Captain Gersham Bradford House
Duxbury, MA

Historic House Museumsin Essex National Heritage Ares

****CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS****

c. 1672
THE VINCENT HOUSE
Martha's Vinyards oldest house.
Main Street
Edgartown, MA 02539
Phone: 508-627-8619
Fee-Seasonal

c. 1675
HOXIE HOUSE
Cape Cod's Oldest Saltbox House
18 Water Street
Sandwich, MA 02563
Phone: 508-888-1173
CLICK HERE for photos (Kidder Smith Image Project, MIT).
Seasonal - Fee

c. 1686
JETHRO COFFIN HOUSE
Nantucket's oldest house.
Sunset Hill
Nantucket MA 02554
Phone:978-922-1186
Fee-Seasonal

1730 Cammett House - Osterville, MA
Osterville Historical Society

c. 1780
WINSLOW CROCKER HOUSE
250 Route 6, Old Kings Highway
Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
508-352-4385
House moved to present location in 1936.
Interior remodeled to appropriate early American.

ATWOOD HOUSE MUSEUM Chatham, MA
Built 1756

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****MAINE****

1794 WATCHTIDE...by the Sea
190 West Main Street - Rt. 1
Searsport, ME
stay@watchtide.com
Owned by Revolutionary War Hero General Henry Knox from 1794-1798,
became an Inn 1917. Purchased by present owners in 1994.
Recently submitted to the National Historic Registry.

1780 Captain James Winn House
Ogunquit Heritage Museum
Ogunquuit, ME

THE RUGGLES HOUSE
A Federal Style small mansion furnished with period antiques.
Features a "flying" staircase and intricate carving in drawing room.
The house was built 1818. - Donations
Columbia Falls, Maine 04623
Summer phone: 207-483-4623
Winter phone: 207-546-7903

SAYWARD HOUSE
Built in 1720, remodeled in 1769's
Barrell Lane Extension York Village, ME

HAMILTON HOUSE -c. 1785
40 Vaughan's Lane
South Berwick, ME 03908

SARAH ORNE JEWETT HOUSE -c. 1774
5 Portland Street
South Berwick, ME 03908

WADSWORTH-LONGFELLOW HOUSE
489 Congress Street
Portland, ME
Built: 1786
Childhood home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Open June through October
Phone: 207-879-8247

1755
TATE HOUSE
1720 Westbrook Street
Portland, ME
Home of Maine Mast Agent, Capt. George Tate
Open June through October

c. 1812
Johmathan Fisher House
Blue Hills, ME/


VICTORIAN MANSION
109 Danforth Street
Portland, ME
Built: 1858-60
Victorian Mansion with original furnishings.
"The sumptuous interiors were created by Gustave Herter, one of America's first professional interior designers
and founder of the illustrious New York City firm Herter Brothers. Herter conceived the rooms in a variety of styles,
coordinating everything from the elaborate plasterwork, furniture, and lighting fixtures to the sumptuous carpets,
upholstery fabrics, and window treatments (Photo by Melville McLean, Fine Art Photography "
Open May through October
Phone: 207-772-4841

Washburn Norland Farm House Museum
Livermore, ME

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NEW HAMPSHIRE

OTHER USES FOR ANTIQUE HOUSES

WYATT HOUSE COUNTRY INN
A romantic Victorian Escape with each room uniquely decorated with, Victorian antiques and family memorabelia.

THE CHASE HOUSE
Cornish, NH.


RIVERBEND INN BED and BREAKFAST

"A Hollywood-perfect New England Inn, elegantly mixing art and antiques without sacrificing comfort"

MAPLE HEDGE - a Bed & Breakfast Inn.
An 1820 Federal Colonial on National Historic Register, the ell is the original "grant house" constructed in 1755.

THE DARBY FIELD INN
An 1826 farmhouse with views of Mount Washington,
and the Presidential Range.

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THE JACKSON HOUSE - 1664
Oldest surviving wood frame house in New Hampshire.
SPNEA Historic Properties.
76 Northwest Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-436-3205

1690
Gillman Garrison House - c. 1690
Built as a fortified house to protect sawmills.
SPNEA Historic Properties.
12 Water Street
Exeter, NH 03833
603-436-3205

WARNER HOUSE
Portsmouth, NH

1721
LADD-GILMAN HOUSE

TOBIAS LEAR HOUSE - 1740
Portsmouth, NH
Interesting text - Washington visited here.

Wentworth-Gardner House - c.1760
50 Mechanic Street
Portsmouth, NH

THE MOFFAT-LADD HOUSE - 1763
Home of General Whipple, a signer of the Decloration of Independence.
Features extraordinary perennial garden.
154 Market Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-436-8221

GOVERNOR JOHN LANGTON HOUSE - 1784
143 Pleasant Street
Portsmouth, NH.
Historic New England (SPNEA)

The Franklin Pierce Manse
14 Penacook Street
Concord, NH
Family home of 14th President of the United States.

Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion
375 Little Harbor Road
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Home of New Hampshire's first royal gvernor - 1741-1767.

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RHODE ISLAND

1677
Major Thomas Fenner House
"The Sam Joy Place"
Cranston Historical Society

1688
Paine House Museum
Coventry, RI

c. 1690
Samuel Wilbor House
The Little Compton Historical Society
Little Compton, RI

c. 1693
Eleaser Arnold House Lincoln. RI

1754

BABCOCK-SMITH HOUSE
Westerly, RI
This Georgian-style mansion was built, circa 1754, for Dr. Joshua Babcock. He was Westerly's first physician,
first postmaster, Chief Justice of Rhode Island and a member of the General Assembly. The house was Westerly's
first post office and later the home of Orlando Smith, discoverer of Westerly granite in 1846.
Open Memorial Day-Oct., Sat 2-5 pm; July & Aug, Fri. & Sat. 2-5 pm

1754
JOB JOY HOMESTEAD(scroll down page)
156 Scituate Avenue
Cranston, RI
Now used as the background for teaching elementary school
children life as it was in the 1770's

1773
James Mitchell Varnum House
East Greenwich, RI

1748
HUNTER HOUSE
Newport, R. I.
Said to exhibit Townsend and Goddard furniture made in
18th century Newport.

Athough strictly not within our definition, the MANSIONS OF NEWPORT are well worth checking.
Newport has many 18th century homes, information on them can be found in the Webpage of CAP'T VIC
Please send candidates to: NE Antiquing@aol.com

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VERMONT

Paine House - 1783
Coventry, RI OLD CONSTITUTION HOUSE
Built ca. 1760
U.S. Route 5
Windsor, VT
Called "The Birthplaceof Vermont
State Div. of Historic Sites.

GEN. JOHN STRONG MANSION
Built 1795
Chimney Point
Addison, VT
Daughters of the American Revolution


INTRODUCTION

New England is a treasure chest of 17th, 18th, and early 19th century houses. New listing are being added to this page monthly. Some of New England's Historic Houses are open to the Antiquing public and display period antiques in their traditional settings. Many of these Homes have been designated as National Historic Sites.
You may also be interested in Antique and Historic Houses used as bed and breakfasts,
and Historic Inns & Taverns".

The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (SPNEA) preserves and maintains a number of these Historic Houses. A description of these HISTORIC HOUSES is available on the SPNEA Webpage.
SPNEA changes name to Historic New England.



In Connecticut, The Antiquarian & Landmark Society maintains a number of historic Home Museums. This excellent website has a clickable map of their properties.

Editors note: Following are a number of recent publications of interest related to Histoic H0uses.
Future of Historic House Museums Report on a lecture by CEO of Historic New England
Essay on Historic House Tours by Silas Finch.
First Period Homes in Essex Couny, MA - Essex National Heritage
An Evolution of Style - Chase House - Portsmouth, NH by R. Decoteau, New England Antiques Journal
First Period Architecture Weblog - Essex National Heritage

NEW ENGLAND ANTIQUES JOURNAL often has interesting articles about Historic Houses.


For those lucky enough to live in an Historic Home
Old Homes New England is a place to share ideas,
successes, and failures living in you old home
- Antiques, tours, garden, repair, decorating and more.

Te changing styles of our architectural heritage are described, with drawings,
on the Salem, Massachusetts City Guide.
           First Period - c. 1626 to c. 1725
           Georgian Colonial c. 1725 to c. 1775
           Federal - c. 1780 to c. 1830
           Greek Revival - 1825 to 1850
           Italianate - 1845 to 1860
           Second Empire - 1860 to 1880
           Victorian Eclectic - 1875 to 1920
           Georgian Revival - 1895 to 1830

Antique Homes Magazine Williams and Williams in their book, "A Guide to Old American Houses 1700-1900" (Pub. 1962, A.S. Barnes and Co.) offer the following basic styles.
COLONIAL
Late Colonial---1700-1720
Early Georgian--1720-1760
Late Georgian---1760-1780
POST COLONIAL
Federal---------1780-1820
Greek Revival---1820-1840
Early Victorian-1830-1850
Late Victorian--1850-1900

Antique Homes Magazine publishes a Style Guide detailing 12 periods of USA archirecture.
For example, The Early Colonial Period

Mansard Style Architecture is treated in the website "Second Empire Mansard".

A book titles "Historic Houses of Early America" by Elise Lathrop was published in 1927 by Tudor Publishing Co., New York. The book has 463 pages and contains many black and white photographs. A copy is available for $75 - contact Ntiquing@aol.com for more information.

For those interested in early furniture, the WALLACE NUTTING COLLECTION,
the largest collection of early American (1690-1730)
furniture & domestic articles in the USA,
is located at the WADSWORTH ATHENEUM
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT
Phone: 860-278-2670

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Historic Houses for sale in New England

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Antique Houses For Sale

Following are Antiques Houses for Sale observed in the
print press and on the Internet.
We are not an agent. Contact the listing agent if interested.
Please tell agent that you saw the house on New England Antiquing.

Connecticut     Maine;   Massachusetts
New Hampshire     Rhode Island     Vermont

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MASSACHUSETTS


Renovated Eyebrow Colonial for Sale
Becket, MA
Listed by Stone House Properties


1751 Cushing Lincoln House for sale
- Hingham, MA
11 rooms, 7 fire places
listed by Coldwell Banker


Queen Ann Victorian house
Malden, MA

"Beauty & grace meet in this magnificent Queen Anne brimming with period features - ornate woodwork, beveled windows, wrap around porch and 3 fireplaces. A two family home, the exquisite owner's unit has 9 rooms 3 bedrooms and 3 baths."


c. 1770 Prince Stetson House
Hanover, MA
Listed by Marybeth Moldowney
781-910=7294
Please tell her that you saw
it on New England Antiquing



The 1670 Bursley Manor B&B
West Barnstable, MA
For sale by owner


c1668 First Period Saltbox
Isaac Goodale House
Ipswich, MA
listed by Kristal Pooler & Associates
SOLD


1800 Unique Antique Colonial

Lexington, MA
Click here for more info
, offered by
Century 21 Adams
75 Park Ave.
Arlington, MA 02476


1791 Center Chimney Cape
West Stockbridge, MA
offered by Stone House Properyies
8/26/09


1723 Historic Cape
Hingham, MA



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MAINE


1793 Captain Jonas Finch House
South Bristol, ME
offered by Drum and Drum Realestate

1786 Kenniston Hill Inn B&B
Boothbay,ME
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1851 Wilson Hall, Bucksport, ME - best offer
Listed on Maine's Most Endangered Historic Places
Maine Preservation Society


RHODE ISLAND


1679 Weaver- Howland House for Sale

East Greenwich, RI
There are three separate buildings included in this sale.
1.MAIN HOUSE:4-5 bedroom/2 bath,
2.DETACHED, TWO-CAR GARAGE & PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
3.BARN, WORKSHOP or GUEST COTTAGE
Wikipedia description of Weaver-Howland House


c. 1740 Kitt Masterson Tavern for sale

Meticulously Restored Colonial Home
West Greenwich, RI
Click here for more information and
detailed slide show of interior.
Listed by Geri Santagata


c. 1790 Freeman Farm
Glocester, RI
offered by Colwell-Banker
Sold March, 2010


1739 Farm House and grounds
Exeter, RI - listed by Seaboard Properties
as seen in The Wall Steet Journal

CONNECTICUT


c. 1790 Colonial - Norwalk, CT
Silvermine River Front
source -Oldhouses.com


c 1750 Historic houses - Estate
Lyme, CT
offered by Elegant Homes
as seen in tThe Wall Street Journal


1745 Captain William Bull Tavern
Litchfield, CT
source - PreservationDirectory.com

1704-1749 Thomas Goodell House
"Pure First Period"
Abington, CT

!H2>SOLD

1753 Colonial - w 21 acres
Readingh, CT
Listed byColdwell Banker 1760 Hezekah Thompson House - Woodbury, CT
Listed by Joyce S. Drakeley Real Estate

The Shelly House Madison CT
Built in stages - late 17th century-early 18th century.
CT Trust for Historic Preservation



Captain Thomas Austin House - 1855
Stratford, CT
William Raveis Int.


1837 John Clark House
Monroe, CT Listed by The Preservation Directory.


1753 Colonial with outbuildings, 21+ acres
Reading, CT\
Coldwell Banker - video clip.



NEW HAMPSHIRE

1790 NH COLONIAL for sale
$349,900
Reduced to $335,000

309 Portsmouth Avenue
Stratham, NH 3885

Listed by Christina Deyeso
603-770-1452
christinadeyeso@masiello.com



c 1700 John Fabyan House
Authentic antique Colonial

6 Fabyan Point Road, Newington, NH
Contact Jeff Levine at Coldwell Banker R/B at 603-969-4490.
Click on house for more info.


1787 Johnathan Johnson Homestead

South Sutton, NH
As seen in Antique House Magazine
Listed by Tall Pines Realty


1750 Red Door Farm,NH

Click on image for more info.
PetersonsCountry Realestate
Peterborough, NH

"1750 Colonial farmstead, (8 rms, 3 BRs, 2r baths) looks East across its riding ring and spring fed pond to hills. Renovated and expanded interior includes state-of-the art kitchen, 3 level barn, paddocks. Sugarbush and butternut grove. $695,000"


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VERMONT


Classic Vermont Farm House
c. 1858


1790s relocated Cape
Vermont
offered by Lion & Davis


c1785 JUDGE GRISWALD HOUSE - Charlotte, VT

For sale - One of Vermont's oldest houses, the historic Judge Griswald House, c1785, on a beautifully protected 10 acre farm in Charlotte, Vt. Great views, southern exposure. Fully restored to modern specs by the renowned craftsmen of the Weather Hill Company, and featured nationally in books and magazines. Fabulous original detail - mantles, paneling, floors, timber, cupboards, wainscot, hardware, etc. Chefs kitchen.

CLICK HERE for Weather Hill page about Griswald House.

Contact 0wner- gschipa@gmavt.net


1797 Governor Chittenden Homestead
Jericho, VT
offered by Lion & Davis
as seen in the New York Tiimes


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BUTTERNUT FARM BED & BREAKFAST
Glastonbury, CT
Butternut Farm was built by Jonathan Hale, beginning in 1720. Innkeeper Don Reid acquired the house in 1959 and began painstakingly restoring the interior of this classic colonial home to its original condition by exposing the original wide brick fireplaces, uncovering the broad floorboards and removing later paint from the wealth of paneling on many of the rooms' walls.
1740
Benjamin Rockwell Homested
Now THE RED PETTICOT antique shop. Built c. 1740
Located on 113 West Lane (Rte 35)
Ridgefield, CT 06877


BEE AND THISTLE INN
100 Lyne Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371
1756 Inn in a Historic Village, with English gardens.
Phone 800-622-4946


Brimfield Show Information
Journal of Antiques & Collectibles

Brimfield Antique Shows 2007


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Antique Houses - Restoration & Repair

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SERVICES


Old House Restoration, Inc.
Serving Newbury, Newburyport, West Newbury, Salisbury and Haverhill Massachusetts
"Old House Restoration provides the required structural expertise to handle this extensive reclamation."

Landmark Services, Inc.
35 Merchants Drive, Walpole, MA 02081
"Landmark Services Inc. specializes in historic renovations, additions, and repairs to historic homes and buildings throughout the New England area"

FIRST PERIOD COLONIAL
PRESERVATION-RESTORATION-RE-CREATION
Kingstn, NH

Colonial Restorations
26 Main Street
Brookfield, MA 01506
"Restoration of Post and Beam Buildings and other Timber Frame Structures. Sill Replacement, Barn Restoration "

Old Boston Strippng and Refinishing
Boston, MA
"We offer a wide range of architectural antiques and our inventory is always changing.
If you are looking for something different and unusual, we are the place to shop.

OLD WOOD WORKSHOP
193 Hampton Road | Pomfret Center, CT 06259
"Our inventory of architectural antiques includes items such as salvaged antique doors,
period fireplace mantels, antique columns, vintage stone and more.

Highland Restoration, Inc.,
351 Liberty Lane, Unit G7
West Kingston, Rhode Island
" - a restoration contractor specializing exclusively in historic preservation carpentry,
wood window restoration and faithful period millwork reproduction- "


Restration Resources
Alma, ME
For 25 years Restoration Resources has specialized in the restoration and preservation
of 18th and early 19th century buildings

REFERENCES


CT Trust for Historic Preservation

Old House Bookshop
2 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930


FURNISHINGS


NATHAN LIVERANT and SON ANTIQUES
Colchester, CT 06415
Actively dealing in 18th and 19th Century American Furniture, paintings, silver , glass and related accessories since 1920.


R. JORGENSON ANTIQUES
502 Post Road. Wells, ME. 04090
R. Jorgensen Antiques is a large quality antique shop in Southern Maine. Our antiques range from $3.00 to $85000.00; formal & country; furniture & smalls from American & European. Ample parking.


LINDA ROSEN ANTIQUES
Specializing in 18th and 19th century American country furniture, paintings, folk art and accessories.
576 Sheffield Plain (Rte. 7)
Sheffield, MA 01257 - 413-229-5044

HANES and RUSKIN ANTIQUES
111 Boston Post Road PO Box 212
Old Lyme, CT 06371
Investment quality antique American furniture of the 18th and 19th centuries, and appropriate accessories.


ONE OF A KIND ANTIQUES
21 Main Street
Chester, CT 06412
Fine and diverse collection of period American and Continental furniture, paintings, silver and estate jewelry..

NEW ENGLAND BRASS REFINISHING
1085 Main Street, Brocton, MA,


CITY LIGHTS
2226 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
Antique Lighting Specialist


Architectural Antiquities
52 Indian Point Lane
Harborside Maine, 04642

GOOD TIME STOVE CO.
Antique Wood and Coal Stoves and Ranges
Box 306 Goshen, MA 01032-0306




17th & 18th Century Homes - Privately owned

this is a new section being developed
Send candidates to NEantiquing@aol.com

Samples:
WPA record of I8th Century Connecticut Buildings
"Census of Old Buildings in Connecticut, 1934-1937 was a
Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) project. Survey forms
provide descriptions of nearly 5,000 buildings. Photographs were
taken of most buildings and clipped to the survey forms"

18th Century Homes in Redding, CT
Redding, CT - more detailed

Historical & Antique Houses in Hingham, MA

Historic Homes of Ipswich, MA

l8th & l9th Century Hoses of New Canan, CT

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