Rev. John Ely House

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Rev. John Ely House
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Rev. John Ely House is located in Connecticut
Rev. John Ely House
Rev. John Ely House is located in the US
Rev. John Ely House
Location54 Milwaukee Ave., Bethel, Connecticut
Coordinates41°22′30″N 73°24′13″W / 41.37500°N 73.40361°W / 41.37500; -73.40361Coordinates: 41°22′30″N 73°24′13″W / 41.37500°N 73.40361°W / 41.37500; -73.40361
Area0.8 acres (0.32 ha)
Architectural styleColonial
NRHP reference #01000400[1]
Added to NRHPApril 25, 2001

The Rev. John Ely House is a historic house at 54 Milwaukee Avenue in Bethel, Connecticut. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure, five bays wide, with a large central chimney, a side-gable roof, and a stone foundation. Its main entrance is centered on the front facade, and is sheltered by a Federal-style portico supported by slender columns, with a decorated soffit. The interior has retained significant amounts of original 18th-century woodwork. The house was built c. 1792, and is a well-preserved local survivor of the period. It is also noted for a succession of residents who played significant roles in the growth of Bethel during the 19th century, including two ministers and three businessmen, the latter including Oliver Shepard, a figure instrumental in the separation of Bethel as a separate town.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Bruce Clouette (September 30, 2000). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Rev. John Ely House". National Park Service. and Accompanying 10 photos, exterior and interior, from 2000 (See photo captions page 13 of text document)