William Tully House
Tully, William, House
|Location||135 N. Cove Rd., Old Saybrook, Connecticut|
|Area||less than 1 acre (0.40 ha)|
|NRHP Reference #||82004340|
|Added to NRHP||March 15, 1982|
The house has also been associated with the name Heartsease. There is no documentation why this name came about, but it could be in relation to the flower Viola tricolor (also known as heartsease) once growing in the yard. It could also be related to its use as a summer house for working girls.
It was built circa 1750. The exact construction date is not documented, but William Tully's father divided his land holdings in 1745. This event, and the 1779 American Revolutionary War incident described below, guided the architectural historians to date the house at about 1750, assuming that William Tully built the house soon after receiving the land.
It was the site of a small incident on August 8, 1779, in which Tories from Middletown sought release of some of their own goods to sell to the British, but two were killed and the release was prevented.:14
The listing is for an area of less than 1 acre (0.40 ha).
The listing is described in its NRHP nomination document.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- David F. Ransom (October 4, 1979). "NRHP Inventory-Nomination: William Tully House / Hartsease or Heartsease". National Park Service. and Accompanying 11 photos, exterior and interior, from 1979 and 1980 (see photo key page 13 of text document)
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