Seth Seelye House

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Seth Seelye House
BethelPublicLibrary.jpg
Seth Seelye House is located in Connecticut
Seth Seelye House
Seth Seelye House is located in the US
Seth Seelye House
Location189 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, Connecticut
Coordinates41°22′16″N 73°24′51″W / 41.37111°N 73.41417°W / 41.37111; -73.41417Coordinates: 41°22′16″N 73°24′51″W / 41.37111°N 73.41417°W / 41.37111; -73.41417
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built1842
Architectural styleGreek Revival
NRHP reference #77001386[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 29, 1977

The Seth Seelye House, now the Bethel Public Library, is a historic building at 189 Greenwood Street in Bethel, Connecticut. Built in 1842, the house is gable-fronted, with four relatively slender Doric style columns in a portico supporting the gable-front pediment above. A modern two-story wing extends the building to the rear. It is a fine local example of Greek Revival architecture, and was built for a member of a leading Danbury business family. (Bethel was set off from Danbury in 1855.)[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[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 (May 23, 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Seth Seelye House". National Park Service. and Accompanying four photos, exterior and interior, from 1976

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