Samuel Peck House

View of Samuel Peck House; Source- Assessors
Address:
295 County Line Road
Town:
Harwinton »
Year:
1754
Historic Designation:
LHP, SR
Property Authority:
Historic Districts and Historic Properties Commission, Harwinton
Nature of Authority:
Regulatory
Eligible for Historic Home tax credits:
Yes
General description:

According to the town records. Samuel Peck purchased the land and built this four-room house in 1754. The house comprises of a 36-by-24 foot, 1 1/2- story main block appended by an 18-by-40 foot, 1 1/2 - story rear ell. The main block's exterior features a fieldstone rubble foundation above grade, a three-bay wide facade, a recently reconstructed central chimney and a ridge-to-street, asphalt shingled gable-roof with deep front and rear eave overhangs. The rear ell of the house, which also rests on a fieldstone rubble foundation, incorporates a 'raised-plate' design. The interior of the Samuel Peck House as a while retains an unusually high degree of significant historic fabric and features. [2]

Significance of the property:

The Samuel Peck House is an excellent and substantial intact example of a rural late 18th-century frame house as modified in the early 19th-century which retains an unusually high degree of historic integrity with respect to its setting. [2]

Relationship with the Surroundings:

Built on a relatively level 6.8 acre lot and sited approximately 8 - 10 feet back from the eastern side of County Line Road, the Samuel Peck House consists of a 36-by-24 foot, 1 1/2- story main block appended by an 18-by-40 foot, 1 1/2 - story rear ell. Outbuildings associated with the house includes a small 16-by-30 foot weathered frame barn approximately 20 feet north of the western end of the rear ell of the house and a two-seater outhouse constructed in 1933.

Features:
Buildings, Open space
Historic Use:
Farmhouse
Present Use:
Residential/ Museum
Architectural Style:
_
Era:
18th Century
Ownership:
Private
Owner:
Bree Gurin
Sources:

[1] District information retrieved from the town website http://harwinton.us/.
[2] Samuel Peck House, Study Report, SHPO library, Hartford.
[3] Assessors information retrieved from the website www.visionappraisal.com.
[4] Further information retrieved from the online document - http://www.harwintonhistory.com/images/Gurin.pdf.

Map:

Map of the historic property retrieved from the study report.

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