Stanton-Davis Homestead Museum

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Robert Stanton House
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Stanton-Davis Homestead
Stanton-Davis Homestead Museum is located in Connecticut
Stanton-Davis Homestead Museum
Location Green Haven Rd., Stonington, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°20′3″N 71°51′2″W / 41.33417°N 71.85056°W / 41.33417; -71.85056Coordinates: 41°20′3″N 71°51′2″W / 41.33417°N 71.85056°W / 41.33417; -71.85056
Area 227 acres (92 ha)
Built 1670-1700
Architectural style Colonial
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 79002648[1]
Added to NRHP June 04, 1979

The Stanton-Davis Homestead Museum, formerly known as the Robert Stanton House, is the oldest house in Stonington, Connecticut. The house was built by Thomas Stanton, one of the founders of Stonington, beginning in 1670 with additions made in 1700. The property has been a working farm for over 350 years. On October 24, 1764, Robert Stanton, great-grandson of Thomas Stanton the Indian interpreter, put up the farm as collateral on a debt.[2] Thomas Fanning of Groton, CT and Ezra L'Hommedieu of Long Island, held the note and eventually ended up owning the farm when Stanton could not repay the note by 1765. Not wanting to own a farm, Fanning and L'Hommedieu found John Davis, also of Long Island, willing to rent the property. Davis eventually bought the land outright in 1772.[3] A non-profit corporation has been formed to preserve the homestead as a museum.[4]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Stonington, CT Land & Buildings Records v.10 pp. 526
  3. ^ Stonington, CT Land & Buildings Records v. 9 pp. 368/9
  4. ^ Westerly Sun, July 3, 2007, by Judy Green Fundraising underway to preserve Davis farm

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