The Hoyt-Barnum House in Winter, 2012.
|Location||713 Bedford St., Stamford, Connecticut (orig.)|
|NRHP reference #||69000199|
|Added to NRHP||June 11, 1969|
The Hoyt-Barnum House at 1508 High Ridge Road in Stamford, Connecticut, is a Cape Cod cottage style house that was built around 1699, and is the oldest extant house in the city of Stamford. The builder was a descendant of one of the original founders of Stamford. The large central chimney stack is made of field stone, laid up with only clay, animal hair, and straw. The house is braced timber frame construction or post and beam. The foundation is of field stone. The west room of the house is plastered. The east room has an exposed whitewashed frame, the hearth room walls are sheathed with wood paneling, showing the various interior finishing techniques incorporated into the house during its evolution.
The house is now owned and maintained as a museum by the Stamford Historical Society. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969. In 2017, it was moved from its original location at 713 Bedford Street to its new location next to the Stamford Historical Society where it is open for tours. Following the move it is the first structure permitted to remain on the National Register of Historic Places after being dismantled, relocated, and restored.
- List of the oldest buildings in Connecticut
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Stamford, Connecticut
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Stamford Historical Society website retrieved on 2009-05-12
- Herbert C. Darbee (April 23, 1969). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Hoyt-Barnum House / Hoyt Farm House / Betsy Barnum House". National Park Service. and Accompanying 5 photos, exterior and interior, from 1969
- Angela Carella (May 1, 2018). "Hoyt-Barnum House back on National Register after move to North Stamford". Stamford Advocate.
- Hoyt-Barnum House - Stamford Historical Society
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