Loomis Homestead

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Coordinates: 41°50′41″N 72°38′21″W / 41.8447°N 72.6393°W / 41.8447; -72.6393

Loomis Homestead
General information
Type post-and-beam
Architectural style Saltbox
Location Windsor, Connecticut
Construction started 1640
Governing body Private

The Loomis Homestead in Windsor, Connecticut, is one of the oldest timber-frame houses in America. The oldest part of the house is believed to have been built between 1640 and 1653 by Joseph Loomis who came to America from England in 1638.[1][2][3] Later additions to the Loomis house were made around the turn of the eighteenth century. The house is now adjacent to the Loomis Chaffee School, which was founded by Loomis' descendants.[4]


  1. ^ The Connecticut Magazine Tenth Vol., 1906 page 361
  2. ^ Elias Loomis, The Descendants of Joseph Loomis (Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor, New Haven, Ct., 1879)[1](accessed April 25, 2010 on Google Books)
  3. ^ WPA Architectural Survey, W.P.A. Federal Writers Project, State of Connecticut W.P.A., "Windsor historic building 060" (Connecticut State Library, State Archives, RG 033:28, WPA Records, Architectural Survey) cslib.cdmhost.com/digital/collection/p4005coll7/id/7325/rec/1 also 061 http://cslib.cdmhost.com/digital/collection/p4005coll7/id/7326/rec/2
  4. ^ "Loomis Homestead, Windsor, Connecticut," Lost New England, February 14, 2018 by Derek Strahan http://lostnewengland.com/2018/02/loomis-homestead-windsor-connecticut/