Ashbel Woodward House

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Ashbel Woodward House
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Ashbel Woodward House is located in Connecticut
Ashbel Woodward House
Ashbel Woodward House is located in the US
Ashbel Woodward House
Location 387 CT 32, Franklin, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°36′17″N 72°8′12″W / 41.60472°N 72.13667°W / 41.60472; -72.13667Coordinates: 41°36′17″N 72°8′12″W / 41.60472°N 72.13667°W / 41.60472; -72.13667
Area 1.6 acres (0.65 ha)
Built 1835
Architectural style Greek Revival, Vernacular Greek Revival
NRHP reference # 92000264[1]
Added to NRHP April 8, 1992

The Ashbel Woodward House is a historic house museum at 387 Connecticut Route 32 in Franklin, Connecticut. The house is now operated by the Town of Franklin as the Dr. Ashbel Woodward House Museum. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure, five bays wide, with a side gable roof, clapboard siding, a granite foundation, and a pair of brick chimneys. The museum features exhibits on local history and an art gallery. The main entrance is centered on the front, slightly recessed under a Greek Revival surround with pilasters and entablature. The building corners are also pilastered, and the side gable ends have semi-elliptical windows. An ell, apparently original as it shares the foundation with the house, extends to the rear. The property also includes two barns and a third outbuilding that probably functioned as a corn crib. The house was built c. 1835, and is a fine local example of a Greek Revival house in a rural setting. It was home for many years to Ashbel Woodward, a local doctor. His descendants gave the property to the state in 1947.[2] The house is now owned by the town, whose historical society operates it as a local history museum.

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 8, 1992.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Ashbel Woodward House" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-02-04. 

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