Josiah Bronson House

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Josiah Bronson House
Josiah Bronson House is located in Connecticut
Josiah Bronson House
Josiah Bronson House is located in the US
Josiah Bronson House
Location Breakneck Hill Rd., Middlebury, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°32′51″N 73°7′29″W / 41.54750°N 73.12472°W / 41.54750; -73.12472Coordinates: 41°32′51″N 73°7′29″W / 41.54750°N 73.12472°W / 41.54750; -73.12472
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built 1738
NRHP Reference # 82004356[1]
Added to NRHP February 25, 1982

The Josiah Bronson House is a historic house on Breakneck Hill Road in Middlebury, Connecticut. It is a 2-1/2 story gabled roof wood frame structure, five bays wide, with a central chimney. Its main entrance is centered on the street-facing facade, with flanking sidelight windows. The house, built 1738,[1] is one of the few 18th-century houses remaining in the town. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

The French Army commandeered by Marquis de Lafayette [2] is known to have camped in the area during the American Revolutionary War in 1781 and 1782, due in part to the notoriously steep hill.

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