Bradley-Wheeler House

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Bradley-Wheeler House
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Bradley-Wheeler House
Bradley-Wheeler House is located in Connecticut
Bradley-Wheeler House
Location 25 Avery Pl., Westport, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°8′39″N 73°21′41″W / 41.14417°N 73.36139°W / 41.14417; -73.36139Coordinates: 41°8′39″N 73°21′41″W / 41.14417°N 73.36139°W / 41.14417; -73.36139
Built 1795
Architectural style Octagon Mode, Italianate
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 84000791[1]
Added to NRHP July 5, 1984

The Bradley-Wheeler House, also known as the Charles B. Wheeler House, is an historic house located at 25 Avery Place in Westport, Connecticut. On July 5, 1984, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Current Use[edit]

The house is the headquarters of the Westport Historical Society and is operated as a Victorian-era historic house museum. On display are a furnished parlor room, dining room, bedroom and kitchen.

The Society also displays changing exhibits of local art, photography and history in the Betty & Ralph Sheffer Gallery and the Little Gallery, which are part of the house.[2]

The Bradley Wheeler Cobblestone Barn, located behind the house, is a heptagonal (seven-sided) barn with a conical octagonal roof. The barn houses the Museum of Westport History, which includes a model of Westport in the 1860s, a model railroad train, photos, descriptions and artifacts about the town's industries, agriculture, history and famous residents, which include many authors, artists and actors.[3] The barn is open seasonally and by appointment.

Preservation efforts[edit]

Although the house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Connecticut State Register, it is not formally protected from demolition. As of September 2012, a study committee is preparing an application for a local historic landmark property designation.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Wheeler House". Westport Historical Society. Retrieved September 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Bradley-Wheeler Barn / Museum of Westport History". Westport Historical Society. Retrieved September 5, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Preserving the Bradley-Wheeler House, home to Westport history". Westport News. Retrieved September 8, 2012. 

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