Elisha Bushnell House

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Elisha Bushnell House
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Elisha Bushnell House is located in Connecticut
Elisha Bushnell House
Elisha Bushnell House is located in the US
Elisha Bushnell House
Location 1445 Boston Post Rd., Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°17′14″N 72°24′31″W / 41.28722°N 72.40861°W / 41.28722; -72.40861Coordinates: 41°17′14″N 72°24′31″W / 41.28722°N 72.40861°W / 41.28722; -72.40861
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1678 (1678)
Architect Bushnell,Elisha
Architectural style Colonial
NRHP Reference # 78002850[1]
Added to NRHP November 29, 1978

The Elisha Bushnell House is a historic house at 1445 Old post Road in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. It was documented by J. Frederick Kelly as dating from 1678. Referred to by Kelly as the Older Bushnell House, per its NRHP nomination it is "one of the finest resources in Connecticut's architectural history".[2]:7 The house was built by Elisha Bushnell in 1678, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1] It is one of very few surviving authentic 17th-century houses in Connecticut. The house has a classic New England saltbox shape, with a five bay facade and a large central chimney.[2]

The Colonial property includes two outbuildings, a barn and a building called the "Slave House".[1][2]

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