Timothy Lester Farmstead

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Timothy Lester Farmstead
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Timothy Lester Farmstead is located in Connecticut
Timothy Lester Farmstead
Timothy Lester Farmstead is located in the US
Timothy Lester Farmstead
Location Junction of Crary, Browning and Terry Roads, Griswold, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°34′3″N 71°57′32″W / 41.56750°N 71.95889°W / 41.56750; -71.95889Coordinates: 41°34′3″N 71°57′32″W / 41.56750°N 71.95889°W / 41.56750; -71.95889
Area 43 acres (17 ha)
Built 1741
Architectural style Colonial
NRHP Reference # 98001441[1]
Added to NRHP December 4, 1998
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The Timothy Lester Farmstead, also known as the Garrison House, is a historic farmstead at Crary and Browning Roads in Griswold, Connecticut. The centerpiece of the farm complex is a 2 12-story wood-frame house, five bays wide, with a large central chimney. It was built in stages beginning c. 1741, and includes a two-story ell extending to the rear. It has an unusually large kitchen hearth with two beehive ovens. Adjacent to the house are a small wellhouse of great antiquity and an 18th-century barn. Across Crary Road from the house is another barnyard which includes several outbuildings in addition to a 19th-century barn.[2]

The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 4, 1998.[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. ^ "NRHP nomination for Timothy Lester Farmstead" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-01-28.