Converse House and Barn

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Converse House and Barn
Colonel Converse House, 185 Washington Street, Norwich (New London County, Connecticut).jpg
Colonel Converse House
Converse House and Barn is located in Connecticut
Converse House and Barn
Converse House and Barn is located in the US
Converse House and Barn
Location 185 Washington St., Norwich, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°32′3″N 72°5′0″W / 41.53417°N 72.08333°W / 41.53417; -72.08333Coordinates: 41°32′3″N 72°5′0″W / 41.53417°N 72.08333°W / 41.53417; -72.08333
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1870 (1870)
Architectural style Gothic
Part of Chelsea Parade Historic District (#88003215)
NRHP Reference # 70000716[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 6, 1970
Designated CP May 12, 1989

The Converse House and Barn are a historic residential property at 185 Washington Street in Norwich, Connecticut. The house is a 2-1/2 story wood frame Gothic Revival structure, with asymmetrical massing, vertical board siding, and a polychrome exterior. The barn appears to be of similar age to the house, which was built c. 1870. It was the home of Colonel Charles A. Converse, a local philanthropist, and is an important local example of High Victorian Gothic architecture.[2]

The house in 2016

The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.[1] It is also included in the Chelsea Parade Historic District.

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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. ^ Luyster, Constance (July 28, 1970). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Converse House and Barn" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying five photos, from 1970 and undated

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