William Pinto House

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William Pinto House
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William Pinto House is located in Connecticut
William Pinto House
William Pinto House is located in the US
William Pinto House
Location 275 Orange St., New Haven, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°18′29″N 72°55′21″W / 41.30806°N 72.92250°W / 41.30806; -72.92250Coordinates: 41°18′29″N 72°55′21″W / 41.30806°N 72.92250°W / 41.30806; -72.92250
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built 1810
Architectural style Federal
NRHP Reference # 85002316[1]
Added to NRHP September 12, 1985

The William Pinto House, also known as William Pinto-Eli Whitney House, is a historic house at 275 Orange Street in New Haven, Connecticut. It is a Federal-style building of post-and-beam construction, and was built in 1810 for John Cook, a merchant. It is rare and unusual for its design, which places the gable end facing the street, rather than to the side as was more typical in the Federal period. It is historically notable for its second owner, William Pinto, a member of one of New Haven's leading Jewish families, and for its third occupant, Eli Whitney, who leased the house from Pinto in the later years of his life.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]

WIlliam Pinto House (1810), 275 Orange St., New Haven.
Palladian window in the gable.

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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. ^ Eldon Scott; J. Paul Loether & John Herzan (February 19, 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: William Pinto House / William Pinto-Eli Whitney House" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 18 photos, exterior and interior, from 1984 and 1985