Amasa Day House

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Day, Amasa, House
AmasaDayHouseMoodusCT.jpg
Amasa Day House is located in Connecticut
Amasa Day House
Amasa Day House is located in the US
Amasa Day House
Location Plains Rd., Moodus, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°30′7″N 72°27′9″W / 41.50194°N 72.45250°W / 41.50194; -72.45250Coordinates: 41°30′7″N 72°27′9″W / 41.50194°N 72.45250°W / 41.50194; -72.45250
Area 3.5 acres (1.4 ha)
Built 1816 and 1878
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Federal
NRHP Reference # 72001315[1]
Added to NRHP September 22, 1972

The Amasa Day House is a Federal homestead in Moodus, Connecticut that now operates as a historic house museum. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

History[edit]

The Amasa Day House is a rural Federal house which showcases how the Industrial Revolution changed the daily life of American families. Located on the Moodus Green, it was constructed in 1816 for farmer Colonel Julius Chapman, his wife Frances, and their four daughters. After his death, Amasa Day purchased the property, but later sold off parcels of land as he focused more on his roles as an insurance agent and banker. The house was subsequently inherited by Day's daughter and son-in-law Katherine and Eugene Chaffee, who worked for the New York Net and Twine Company, one of several twine factories in Moodus. Their son was Dr. Amasa Day Chaffee, a well-known art photographer.[2]

Museum[edit]

The house was donated to Connecticut Landmarks in 1967, who now operate the house as a historic house museum that reflects the lives and lifestyles of the families who lived there in the 1800s.

Property[edit]

When listed the property included two contributing buildings on 3.5 acres (1.4 ha).[1][3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Susan Babbitt (February 29, 1972). "NRHP Inventory-Nomination: Amasa Day House" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying four photos, exterior and interior, from 1970 and 1972

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