Silas Deane House

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Silas Deane House
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Silas Deane House
Silas Deane House is located in Connecticut
Silas Deane House
Location 203 Main Street, Wethersfield, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°41′41.89″N 72°39′13.01″W / 41.6949694°N 72.6536139°W / 41.6949694; -72.6536139Coordinates: 41°41′41.89″N 72°39′13.01″W / 41.6949694°N 72.6536139°W / 41.6949694; -72.6536139
Built 1764
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Georgian
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 70000835
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 6, 1970[1]
Designated NHL November 28, 1972[2]

Silas Deane House in Wethersfield, Connecticut was the home of Silas Deane, the first diplomat for the United States.

Deane built the house in 1766. The two-story Georgian house is L-shaped with gable roof and two interior chimneys.[3]

In 1959, the house was donated to The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Connecticut and in 1963-1965, it was restored. It is now open as part of the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum and includes original furniture and portraits of Deane and his second wife.[3]

The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum also owns the adjacent 18th-century Joseph Webb House and the Isaac Stevens House in Old Wethersfield. The museum also operates the nearby Buttolph-Williams House, which is owned by Connecticut Landmarks.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1972.[2][3]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Silas Deane House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-03. 
  3. ^ a b c Charles W. Snell (January 24, 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Silas Deane House PDF (309 KB)". National Park Service. . Accompanying 3 photos, exterior and interior, from 1971 and 1974. PDF (760 KB)

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