233 Millstream Road

Aerial view of the house at 233 Millstream Road; Source - Bing
Historic/Common Name:
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Address:
233 Millstream Road
Town:
Hebron »
Year:
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Historic Designation:
LHP, SR
Property Authority:
Historic Properties Commission
Nature of Authority:
Regulatory
Eligible for Historic Home tax credits:
Yes
General description:

The property located at 233 Millstream Road can be traced back to the Strong and Crouch families, where according to John Sibun's 'Our Town's Heritage, 1708-1958: Hebron, Connecticut', Godfrey Tarbox and Son owned and operated a grist mill that was built in 1735 that was ultimately purchased by the Crouches. Other notable families who previously occupied this home include the Strong family and the Rathbone family. The building has a pedimented gable-end facing the street with matching ells on the north and the south sides. The tympanum of the main pediment and those on the ells have triangular windows radiating in a sunburst pattern and clapboards applied on a diagonal cap with an elaborate keystone. A recessed veranda wraps around the front, north and south sides and a portion of the wings. The columns are square with pilasters in the corners behind the columns and above the columns on the second floor. The building supported on ashlar foundation has six-over-six sash windows with old blinds recently added.

Significance of the property:

Written and oral histories provide undisputed evidence regarding the significance of Hebron farming and manufacturing activities, particularly in the Hope Valley (Hopevale) and Millstream Road areas. The property offers a microcosmic view of life in Hebron at the turn of the 18th century. On one hand, Hopevale was a center of farming, millwork and Methodism; the Millstream area offered primarily farming, but also brick making and stone mining, as well as basic materials manufacturing. The property is historical significant to the community and provides excellent educational opportunities for current and future generations, as well as others interested in Hebron's past history of early settlers.

Relationship with the Surroundings:

The residence sits in the midst of what was once farmland and still retains some reminders of those earlier times. The designated historic property includes a certain parcel of land as described in the district ordinance.

Features:
Buildings, Open spaces
Historic Use:
Homestead
Present Use:
Residential
Architectural Style:
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Era:
18th Century
Ownership:
Private
Owner:
Albert Keith G and Jennifer M
Sources:

[1] Historic property information retrieved from the town website http://www.hebronct.com/.
[2] Historic Properties in Hebron, Preliminary Study Report, Hebron Historic Properties Commission, SHPO library, Hartford.
Assessor and GIS information retrieved from the website http://www.mainstreetmaps.com/CT/Hebron/.

Map:

Map of the historic property retrieved from the online GIS.

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Date of Compilation:
12/31/11
Compiler:
Manjusha Patnaik, CT Trust for Historic Preservation