Strong House (Coventry, Connecticut)

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Strong House
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Strong House (Coventry, Connecticut) is located in Connecticut
Strong House (Coventry, Connecticut)
Location 2382 South St., Coventry, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°45′58″N 72°20′55″W / 41.76611°N 72.34861°W / 41.76611; -72.34861Coordinates: 41°45′58″N 72°20′55″W / 41.76611°N 72.34861°W / 41.76611; -72.34861
Area 4 acres (1.6 ha)
Built 1710
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 87001906[1]
Added to NRHP January 15, 1988

The Strong House, now the Strong-Porter Museum, is a historic house museum at 2382 South Street in Coventry, Connecticut. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure, five bays wide, with a center entry and two interior chimneys. The oldest portion of the house is estimated to date to 1710, early in the period of Coventry's settlement. The house was later extended to its present width, and the rear leanto was also added later, giving the house a classic saltbox appearance. The Strong house at one time belonged to the grandparents of American Revolutionary War hero Nathan Hale, whose own home is also a museum nearby. Both houses were restored in the 1930s by noted antiquarian George Dudley Seymour.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1] It is now owned and operated by the Coventry Historical Society as a museum. In addition to exhibits in the house about local history, visitors can tour the carpenter shop, 19th century privy, carriage sheds and barn.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Bruce Clouette, Matthew Roth, and John Herzan (March 24, 1987). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Strong House" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying nine photos, exterior and interior, from 1987

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