Samuel Moffitt House

View of Samuel Moffitt House retrieved from the online assessor records.
Historic/Common Name:
Samuel Moffitt House
Address:
40 Pleasant Street
Town:
Killingly »
Year:
c. 1870
Historic Designation:
LHP, SR
Property Authority:
Historic District Commission
Nature of Authority:
Regulatory
Eligible for Historic Home tax credits:
Yes
General description:

The Samuel Moffitt House is located on Pleasant Street in the Village of Dayville. The structure is an example of the vernacular or ordinary Victorian house. It was built about 1870 and for thirty years was the home of Samuel L. Moffitt, a mason and carpenter of modest means. The building is small and simple with a decorative entrance hood and fancy porch details on the wing. The house has a central entry within a five-bay facade. Over the door is a hood or canopy supported on large scroll brackets with turned pendants and a vine-design in relief on the sides. There is a smaller wing to the south with a porch across the front. The porch has square chamfered posts and jig-sawn brackets.

Significance of the property:

This example is an example of the vernacular or ordinary Victorian house. Very small and simple, it nevertheless has a decorative entrance hood and fancy porch details on the wing, ornamental features which relieve the essential plainness of the building. It was built about 1870 and for thirty years was the home of Samuel L. Moffitt, a mason and carpenter.

Relationship with the Surroundings:

The property is located in a predominantly residential area of rural character. It is surrounded by white picket fence and maple trees. The property is somewhat isolated from other houses, separated by open land.

Features:
Buildings, Others- Fence, Maple Trees
Historic Use:
Residence
Present Use:
Residence
Architectural Style:
Vernacular
Era:
19th Century
Ownership:
Private
Owner:
Bruno Glenna E
Sources:

[1] Historic Property information retrieved from the town website http://www.killingly.org/.
[2] Thomas Lee House, Pleasant Street, Killingly, Historic Resources Inventory, Clouette Bruce and Roth Matthew, 1981, SHPO Library, Hartford.
Assessor information retrieved from the website- http://killingly.ias-clt.com/parcel.list.php?parcel.list[page]=1.

Map:

Map of the historic property retrieved from the study report, SHPO library, Hartford.

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