Emily McLaury House

Aerial view of Emily McLaury House and the parking lot; Source- Bing
Historic/Common Name:
99 Myrtle Avenue
Address:
99 Myrtle Avenue
Town:
Westport »
Year:
_
Notes on Establishment:
The designated historic property includes 0.36 acre front part of the property and building at 99 Myrtle Avenue known as the Emily McLaury House [ Ordinance]
Historic Designation:
LHP, SR, NRHD
Property Authority:
Historic District Commission
Nature of Authority:
Regulatory
Eligible for Historic Home tax credits:
Yes
General description:

Emily McLaury House is two story single family colonial with asphalt shingles on the gable roof. The structure is of wood frame construction with clapboard siding on a fieldstone base. The ridge line is parallel to the street with an exterior shouldered end chimney on the north gable end of the salt-box style house. A double shed dormer front facade has three bays on the first story and two bays on the second story with casement windows. The rear roof line extends over an enclosed screen porch on the southwest. [2]

Significance of the property:

1. Almost entirely unaltered since 1921.2. Built by significant local architect- Charles E. Cutler; 3. Location on historic street, adjacent to other historic properties; 4. A good example of Colonial Revival style.

Relationship with the Surroundings:

Residential, Commercial- Freestanding at the front of its corner lot which slopes to what was once called 'the swamp' but is now paved for public parking. The house is situated on a .701 acre lot which has been found to be nonconforming as to shape. A large portion of the lot is part of the Baldwin Parking Lot.

Features:
Building, Open space
Historic Use:
Candle Shop
Present Use:
Residence
Architectural Style:
Colonial Revival
Era:
20th Century
Ownership:
Private
Owner:
Town of Westport
Sources:

Assessors information retrieved from the website www.visionappraisal.com.
[1] Historic Property information retrieved from the town of website http://www.westportct.gov/.
[2] 99 Myrtle Avenue, Study report, Westport HDC, 2005, SHPO library, Hartford.
[3] 99 Myrtle Avenue, Historic Resources Inventory, Buildings and Structures, Lucinda McWeeney, Westport HDC, 1984, SHPO library, Hartford.
[4] Historic District handbook accessed in the town website [http://www.westportct.gov/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=280].
GIS information retrieved from http://www.westportct.gov/index.aspx?page=538.

Map:

Map of the historic property retrieved the online GIS map, accessed from the town website.

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