Maxwell E. Perkins House

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Maxwell E. Perkins House
Maxwell E. Perkins House is located in Connecticut
Maxwell E. Perkins House
Maxwell E. Perkins House is located in the US
Maxwell E. Perkins House
Location 63 Park St., New Canaan, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°8′49″N 73°29′45″W / 41.14694°N 73.49583°W / 41.14694; -73.49583Coordinates: 41°8′49″N 73°29′45″W / 41.14694°N 73.49583°W / 41.14694; -73.49583
Area 0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Architect Crissey, Hiram
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP Reference # 04000415[1]
Added to NRHP May 06, 2004

Maxwell E. Perkins House is a historic house at 63 Park Street in New Canaan, Connecticut.

The Greek Revival house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004. The house was home to Maxwell E. Perkins, the editor of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe.

The house was built in 1836 for Mrs. Clarinda Fitch Ayres (a widow) and her unmarried brothers. During the 19th century, the house was first a private house and then was used as a boarding house. After a period as a day school (1919-1924), the house was acquired by Maxwell E. Perkins and his wife who lived in the house with their five daughters. The house was in very poor condition by the time it was purchased by Richard and Sandra Bergmann, architects who restored the house for use both as their architectural offices and their house.[2]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Labine, Claire Wood (March 1975). "Dual Personality Saves 1836 Greek Revival". The Old-House Journal. 3 (3): 3–5.