Humphrey Pratt Tavern

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Humphrey Pratt Tavern
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Humphrey Pratt Tavern is located in Connecticut
Humphrey Pratt Tavern
Humphrey Pratt Tavern is located in the US
Humphrey Pratt Tavern
Location 287 Main St., Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°17′18″N 72°22′35″W / 41.28833°N 72.37639°W / 41.28833; -72.37639Coordinates: 41°17′18″N 72°22′35″W / 41.28833°N 72.37639°W / 41.28833; -72.37639
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1785 (1785)
Part of Old Saybrook South Green (#76001984)
NRHP Reference # 72001320[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 7, 1972
Designated CP September 3, 1976

The Humphrey Pratt Tavern is a historic house at 287 Main Street in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. It consists of a main block, 2 12 stories in height, five bays wide, with end chimneys, and a 2 12-story gambrel-roofed ell extending to the rear. It was built in 1785 by Humphrey Pratt, and it remained in the Pratt family until 1943. Pratt was Old Saybrook's first postmaster, operating the town's post office on these premises. The rear addition has a ballroom with sprung wooden floor on the second floor.[2][3]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]

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