The Still House

Aerial view of the house at 18 Diamond Glen Road; Source- Bing
Historic/Common Name:
Ingrams' House
Address:
18 Diamond Glen Road
Town:
Farmington »
Year:
1774
Notes on Establishment:
Established in accordance with the CGS section 7-147.
Historic Designation:
LHP, LHD, SR, NRHD
Property Authority:
Farmington Historic District Commission
Nature of Authority:
Regulatory
Eligible for Historic Home tax credits:
Yes
General description:

The Ingram's' home at #18 part of the mill complex originally operated by John Bronson in the 1600s- Farmington's first mill. It was built in 1774, with wood clapboard siding and asphalt shingles roof.

Significance of the property:

The building is an antique remnant of Diamond Glen Mill and Distillery Complex- the first mill in Farmington. It has been associated with Bronson, Bidwell and Mason families. The property is located adjacent to Land Trust property and brook.

Relationship with the Surroundings:

The 2336 Sqft building is sites in a 1.22 acres plot. It lies at the curve of a lovely hill-road and is adjacent to Land Trust property. The property is located in a residential area with individual plots separated by woodland. The plot is towards the south of two other local historic properties- plot No. 12 and 16 Diamond Glen Road.

Features:
Building
Historic Use:
Residential
Present Use:
Residential
Architectural Style:
Cottage (expanded)
Era:
18th Century
Ownership:
Private
Owner:
Ingram Paul M & Marilyn J
Sources:

[1] District information retrieved from the town website http://www.farmington-ct.org/.
[2] Preliminary Study Committee Report, Farmington Historic District Commission, 2003, SHPO Library, Hartford.
Assessors information and Parcel IDs retrieved from the website http://www.farmington-ct.org/landrecords/search.php.
Maps and GIS information retrieved from the website http://www.crcog.org/gissearch/Default.aspx.

Map:

Map of the historic property retrieved from the online GIS map

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