Peters House

View of Peters House at 150 East Street; Source - Google
Historic/Common Name:
_
Address:
150 East Street
Town:
Hebron »
Year:
_
Historic Designation:
LHP, SR
Property Authority:
Historic Properties Commission
Nature of Authority:
Regulatory
Eligible for Historic Home tax credits:
Yes
General description:

The property is located at 150 East Street, a town-owned property generally referred to as 'The Peters House'. The residence sits at the entrance of what will soon be Hebron's largest municipal park facility. Elegant entrance pavillion with monumental Doric pilasters supporting a projecting triangular pediment; full half-circle glazed fan-light; A classically correct three-part Palladian Window; Dominant kitchen fireplace designed on the Rumford Principle.

Significance of the property:

Formal legal documents provide undisputed evidence regarding the significance of 150 East Street, the most likely site of the 1787 seizure of Reverend Samuel Peters' slaves, Cesar and Lowis and their eight children by southern slave traders. The slaves were quickly rescued by their white Hebron neighbors and were emancipated by the Connecticut General Assembly in January 1789. The house is virtually a textbook example of the skilfully blending of the traditional and the high-style by an imaginative and innovative house to create a facade elevation that is a Connecticut classic. [2]

Relationship with the Surroundings:

The designated property doesn§t include the entire parcel at 150 East Street, consisting of approximatey 120 acres. It includes only that portion of the property on which is situated 'Peters House' as described in the ordinance.

Features:
Building, Open space, Water body
Historic Use:
Municipality Park
Present Use:
Residential
Architectural Style:
Blend of the traditional and high-style
Era:
Late 18th Century
Ownership:
Public
Owner:
Town of Hebron
Sources:

[1] Historic property information retrieved from the town website http://www.hebronct.com/.
[2] Peters House, 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