Gen. Jedidiah Huntington House

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Gen. Jedidiah Huntington House
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Gen. Jedidiah Huntington House is located in Connecticut
Gen. Jedidiah Huntington House
Gen. Jedidiah Huntington House is located in the United States
Gen. Jedidiah Huntington House
Location23 E. Town St., Norwichtown, Connecticut
Coordinates41°33′1″N 72°5′28″W / 41.55028°N 72.09111°W / 41.55028; -72.09111Coordinates: 41°33′1″N 72°5′28″W / 41.55028°N 72.09111°W / 41.55028; -72.09111
Area2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built1765
Architectural styleGeorgian
Part ofNorwichtown Historic District (#730019751)
NRHP reference #70000724[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPOctober 6, 1970
Designated CPJanuary 17, 1973

The Gen. Jedidiah Huntington House is a historic house at 23 East Town Road in Norwich, Connecticut. Built in 1765, it is a good example of Georgian residential architecture, notable as the home of Jedidiah Huntington, a general during the American Revolutionary War. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970,[1] and is a contributing property to the Norwichtown Historic District.

Description and history[edit]

The General Jedidiah Huntington House is located in the Norwichtown part of Norwich, one its earliest areas of settlement. It is located at the northeast corner of East Town Street and Huntington Lane, on a 2-acre (0.81 ha) lot fringed at the sidewalk by a low stone retaining wall. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure, five bays wide, with a gable roof, twin brick chimneys, clapboard siding, and a stone foundation. The entry is particularly elaborate, with sidelight windows and pilasters flanking the door, and a semi-elliptical transom window and simple cornice above. The interior follows a typical central hall plan, with a fine central staircase.[2]

The house was built in 1765, and was home to Jedediah Huntington (1743–1818), an American general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He served at the Battle of Bunker Hill, in the 1776 New York and New Jersey campaign, and wintered at Valley Forge in 1777-78. At the end of the war he was promoted to major general. He was also politically active, serving as county sheriff and in the state legislature.[2]:4

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Luyster, Constance (June 23, 1970). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Gen. Jedidiah Huntington House". National Park Service). and Accompanying three photos, exterior, from 1970