John Randall House
John Randall House
|Location||Behind 41 CT 2, North Stonington, Connecticut|
|Area||13.3 acres (5.4 ha)|
|NRHP reference #||78002877|
|Added to NRHP||December 1, 1978|
The John Randall House is a historic house on Connecticut Route 2 in North Stonington, Connecticut. Probably built about 1690 and enlarged in the 18th century, it is a well-preserved example of First Period architecture, also notable for its restoration in the 1930s by early preservationist Norman Isham. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 1, 1978.
Description and history
The John Randall House is set on a rural parcel of land down a long lane on the west side of Route 2, about 2,000 feet (610 m) north of its junction with Interstate 95. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure, five asymmetrical bays wide, with a large central chimney and clapboarded exterior. Its main entrance is framed by pilasters and a corniced entablature. The house is framed with inch-thick planking, a common technique of the period, although the planking was usually thinner, and is suggestive of two distinct periods of construction. The eastern parlor has a large fireplace wall finished in wooden paneling, the fireplace flanked by pilasters. The western parlor has a period builtin cabinet, wainscoting, and plasterwork.
The house's oldest portion probably dates to the late 17th century, although its main block probably reached its present configuration c. 1720. The house was part of a farm named Anguilla Farm by the namesake son of the original proprietor, John Randall, a husbandman and Sabbatarian from England. The house was the subject of a restoration guided by early preservationist Norman Isham.
- List of the oldest buildings in Connecticut
- National Register of Historic Places listings in New London County, Connecticut