Seth Seelye House

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Seth Seelye House
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Seth Seelye House is located in Connecticut
Seth Seelye House
Location 189 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°22′16″N 73°24′51″W / 41.37111°N 73.41417°W / 41.37111; -73.41417Coordinates: 41°22′16″N 73°24′51″W / 41.37111°N 73.41417°W / 41.37111; -73.41417
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1842
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 77001386[1]
Added to NRHP August 29, 1977

The Seth Seelye House, now the Bethel Public Library, is a historic building at 189 Greenwood Street in Bethel, Connecticut. Built in 1842, the house is gable-fronted, with four relatively slender Doric style columns in a portico supporting the gable-front pediment above. A modern two-story wing extends the building to the rear. It is a fine local example of Greek Revival architecture, and was built for a member of a leading Danbury business family. (Bethel was set off from Danbury in 1855.)[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[1]

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