Benjamin Bushnell Farm

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Benjamin Bushnell Farm
EssexCT BenjaminBushnellFarm.jpg
Benjamin Bushnell Farm is located in Connecticut
Benjamin Bushnell Farm
Benjamin Bushnell Farm is located in the US
Benjamin Bushnell Farm
Location 52 Ingham Hill Rd., Essex, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°19′49″N 72°25′14″W / 41.33028°N 72.42056°W / 41.33028; -72.42056Coordinates: 41°19′49″N 72°25′14″W / 41.33028°N 72.42056°W / 41.33028; -72.42056
Area 11 acres (4.5 ha)
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Colonial and Federal
NRHP Reference # 90000761[1]
Added to NRHP May 10, 1990

The Benjamin Bushnell Farm is a historic farm property at 52 Ingham Hill Road in Essex, Connecticut. The property includes five buildings and 11 acres (4.5 ha) of land. The main house is a c. 1790 Federal style structure, five bays wide, with a central chimney. The barn, with attached silo, is of 19th century origin, and the three remaining buildings are smaller, including a rare surviving cranberry house. The latter is evidence that the Bushnells and their successors actually cultivated cranberries, rather than just harvesting wild ones.[1][2]

The farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Jan Cunningham (December 12, 1989). "NRHP Registration: Benjamin Bushnell Farm" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying ten photos, from 1989 (see photo captions page 7-8 of text document)