Benedict House and Shop

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Benedict House and Shop
RidgefieldCT BenedictHouse.jpg
Benedict House and Shop is located in Connecticut
Benedict House and Shop
Location 57 Rockwell Road, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°16′19″N 73°29′32″W / 41.27194°N 73.49222°W / 41.27194; -73.49222Coordinates: 41°16′19″N 73°29′32″W / 41.27194°N 73.49222°W / 41.27194; -73.49222
Area 5.9 acres (2.4 ha)
Built 1740
Architectural style Colonial
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 98001440[1]
Added to NRHP December 4, 1998

The Benedict House and Shop is located in Ridgefield, Connecticut. The house was built in 1740 and has an adjoining cobbler's shop. It is significant as a rare surviving example of a colonial artisan's workshop. The buildings are among the oldest colonial houses in Ridgefield. A sympathetic restoration by architect Cass Gilbert and other care has preserved the property in good condition.[2]

A gabled barn which is now a house and a wellhouse are also on the property.[2]

The property was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 4, 1998.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b Jan Cunningham (May 12, 1998). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Benedict House and Shop" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying nine photos, exterior and interior, from 1998