Windsor Historic Houses 2017-07-18T19:30:36+00:00
WINDSOR HISTORIC HOUSES

Local historian Beverly Garvan has researched and compiled this list of Old Houses in Windsor Built Prior to 1850 for  Windsor Historical Society. She used land deeds, tax assessments, probate records, maps, and family genealogies to arrive at the approximate dates these historic houses were built.

The list includes the earliest known houses that are still standing in Windsor; but, of course, many other first-generation houses are now simply lost in time. 17th and 18th century structures are particularly difficult to date. Although many of them are situated along Windsor Avenue, Broad Street, or Poquonock Avenue, actual house numbers were not assigned until the early 20th century. Often it is necessary to research a combination of record sources to establish a fairly accurate date of construction.

In 1933 at the time of Windsor’s 300th anniversary, Leland P. Wilson led a team that researched and placed historic markers on many of Windsor’s older houses. Since then some of those homes have been demolished and others have lost their markers.

Bev Garvan’s completely updated list contains 192 buildings. Of course, there are plenty of old houses not quite old enough to make the list, and we have in our research library lots of information on these and other buildings still standing and long gone. So come visit us!

2017-11-08T15:12:32+00:00

Kendrick, Carrie Marshall
A life-long resident of Poquonock, Carrie reads some prepared remarks and memoirs about this community.

2017-10-26T11:28:59+00:00

Builder: Abel Griswold
Year Built: 1792
Address: 1397 Poquonock Ave.
Extant: Yes

2017-10-26T10:41:28+00:00

Builder: Elijah Griswold Jr.
Year Built: 1821
Address: 202 West St.
Extant: Yes

2017-10-26T10:39:13+00:00

Builder: Francis Griswold
Year Built: 1783
Address: 1207 Poquonock Ave.
Extant: Yes

2017-10-26T10:36:16+00:00

Builder: Friend Griswold
Year Built: 1799
Address: 1531 Poquonock Ave.
Extant: Yes

2017-10-26T10:33:20+00:00

Builder: Hezekiah Griswold
Year Built: 1789
Address: 1290 Poquonock Ave.
Extant: Yes

2017-10-26T10:28:16+00:00

Builder: Naomi Griswold
Year Built: 1787
Address: 135 Prospect Hill Rd.
Extant: Yes

2017-10-26T10:23:56+00:00

Builder: Phineas Griswold
Year Built: 1789
Address: 1312 Poquonock Ave.
Extant: Yes

2017-10-26T11:29:44+00:00

Builder: Capt. Sylvanus Griswold
Year Built: 1790
Address: 1843 Poquonock Ave.
Extant: Yes

2017-10-26T10:20:46+00:00

Builder: Truman Griswold
Year Built: 1806
Address: 1227 Poquonock Ave.
Extant: Yes

2017-10-26T10:37:07+00:00

Builder: Warham Griswold
Year Built: c1850
Address: 1123 Poquonock Ave.
Extant: Yes

2017-10-26T09:50:57+00:00

Builder: Warham Aralzie Griswold
Year Built: 1818
Address: 1152 Poquonock Ave.
Extant: Yes

2017-10-25T16:05:12+00:00

Builder: First Church in Windsor
Year Built: 1794
Address: 75 Palisado Ave.
Extant: Yes
Notes: 4th church building by the congregation

2017-10-24T16:31:19+00:00

Builder: Alexander Ellsworth
Year Built: 1740
Address: 273 Palisado Ave.
Extant: Yes

2017-10-24T16:28:05+00:00

Builder: Capt. David Ellsworth
Year Built: 1750
Address: 773 Palisado Ave.
Extant: Yes

2017-10-24T16:24:55+00:00

Builder: Horace Ellsworth
Year Built: 1850
Address: 316 Palisado Ave.
Extant: Yes

2017-10-24T16:21:06+00:00

Builder: Jonathan Ellsworth
Year Built: 1771
Address: 161 Palisado Ave.
Extant: Yes
Notes: Moved from 107 Palisado

2017-10-24T16:09:46+00:00

Builder: Jonathan Ellsworth
Year Built: 1798
Address: 299 Palisado Ave.
Extant: Yes
Notes: Former home of Congressman Joseph Rainey

2017-10-24T15:39:14+00:00

Builder: Jonathan Ellsworth
Year Built: 1784
Address: 336 Palisado Ave.
Extant: Yes

2017-10-24T15:34:47+00:00

Builder: Oliver Ellsworth
Year Built: 1807
Address: 115 Palisado Ave.
Extant: Yes
Notes: Built for Oliver's son Martin. Also called Pierson House.

2017-10-24T15:28:17+00:00

Builder: Oliver Ellsworth
Year Built: 1781
Address: 778 Palisado Ave.
Extant: Yes
Notes: Samuel Denslow, builder

2017-10-24T13:34:39+00:00

Builder: Lory Drake
Year Built: 1787
Address: 195 Windsor Ave.
Extant: Yes

2017-10-24T13:32:11+00:00

Builder: Job Drake
Year Built: 1796
Address: 26 Stinson Pl.
Extant: Yes
Notes: Moved here

2017-10-24T12:37:33+00:00

Builder: Dorson Drake
Year Built: 1790
Address: 225 Palisado Ave.
Extant: Yes

2017-10-24T12:33:13+00:00

Builder: Benoni Denslow
Year Built: 1775
Address: 64 Center St.
Extant: Yes

2017-10-24T12:29:13+00:00

Builder: Capt. Samuel Cross
Year Built: 1730
Address: 44 North Meadow Rd.
Extant: Yes

2017-10-24T12:24:41+00:00

Builder: Elisha Cook
Year Built: 1767
Address: 2 Moorlands
Extant: Yes
Notes: Moved from 35 Mack St.

2017-10-17T20:47:45+00:00

Builder: Joel Bushrod Clark
Year Built: 1832
Address: 1271 Rainbow Rd.
Extant: Yes

2017-10-17T20:43:30+00:00

Builder: Grove Clark
Year Built: 1799
Address: 1075 Poquonock Ave.
Extant: Yes

2017-10-17T20:39:05+00:00

Builder: Taylor Chapman
Year Built: 1734
Address: 407 Palisado Ave.
Extant: Yes

2017-10-17T20:07:25+00:00

Builder: Benoni Case
Year Built: 1834
Address: 436 Rainbow Rd.
Extant: Yes

2017-10-17T20:04:02+00:00

Builder: Richard Butler
Year Built: 1790
Address: 291 Rainbow Road
Extant: Yes

2017-10-17T19:23:24+00:00

Builder: Daniel Buck
Year Built: 1815
Address: 308 Prospect Hill Rd.
Extant: Yes
Notes: moved here

2017-10-17T19:18:58+00:00

Builder: John Bruce
Year Built: 1820
Address: 38 Poquonock Ave.
Extant: Yes

2017-09-18T19:12:07+00:00

Builder: Simeon Blanchard
Year Built: 1838
Address: 266 Hayden Station Rd.
Extant: Yes

2017-09-18T19:09:09+00:00

Builder: Abel Barnes Jr.
Year Built: 1824
Address: 1178 Poquonock Ave.
Extant: Yes

2017-09-18T18:45:19+00:00

Builder: Austin Dunham Mill House
Year Built: 1830
Address: 87-89 Tunxis St.
Extant: Yes

2017-09-18T18:37:40+00:00

Builder: Austin Dunham Mill House
Year Built: 1845
Address: 23 Tunxis St.
Extant: Yes

2017-09-18T18:38:50+00:00

Builder: William A. Allen
Year Built: 1790
Address: 83 Hayden Station Rd. (Pink St.)
Extant: Yes

2017-09-18T18:45:55+00:00

Builder: Hestus Alford
Year Built: 1825
Address: 70 Mack St.
Extant: Yes

2017-09-18T18:28:41+00:00

Builder: Ephraim Brown
Year Built: 1786
Address: 36 North Meadow Rd.
Extant: Yes

2017-08-18T20:12:21+00:00

Builder: Josiah Bissell
Year Built: 1800
Address: 912 Palisado Ave
Extant: Yes

2017-08-14T20:16:40+00:00

Builder: Ebenezer Fitch Bissell
Year Built: 1790
Address: 1022 Palisado Ave.
Extant: Yes

2017-07-29T18:28:26+00:00

Builder: Quartus Bedortha
Year Built: 1835
Address: 54 Poquonock Ave.
Extant: Yes

2017-07-29T18:20:52+00:00

Builder: Joseph Barnard
Year Built: 1752
Address: 1591 Poquonock Ave.
Extant: Yes

2017-07-29T18:09:29+00:00

Builder: Ephraim Barker
Year Built: 1790
Address: 335 Palisado Ave.
Extant: Yes

2017-07-29T18:05:48+00:00

Builder: Warren Barber
Year Built: 1827
Address: 860 Windsor Ave.
Extant: Yes

2017-07-14T20:43:56+00:00

Builder: Elijah W. Barber Jr.
Year Built: 1790
Address: 227 Windsor Avenue
Extant: Yes
Notes: Home of John Warner Barber and Leland P. Wilson

2017-07-14T20:44:36+00:00

Builder: Elijah Barber Sr. 
Year Built: 1768
Address: 33 Meadow Rd.
Extant: Yes

2017-07-29T18:15:30+00:00

Builder: Gidion Barber
Year Built: 1791
Address: 361 Poquonock Avenue
Extant: Yes
Notes: moved from Pigeon Hill Rd.

2017-07-29T16:47:35+00:00

Builder: Giles Barber
Year Built: 1830
Address: 411-413 Windsor Avenue
Extant: Yes

2017-07-14T20:42:54+00:00

Builder: Martin Barber
Year Built: 1838
Address: 992 Windsor Avenue
Extant: Yes

2017-04-13T15:15:22+00:00

Builder: John and Sarah Strong
Year Built: 1758
Address: 96 Palisado Avenue
Extant: Yes
Notes: expanded by Capt. Nathaniel Howard and Ann Howard

2017-06-12T16:46:53+00:00

Builder: Elisha Strong
Year Built: 1780
Address: 10 North Meadow Road
Extant: Yes
Notes:

2017-03-16T16:05:50+00:00

Builder: William Phelps Year Built: 1670 Address: 122 East Street Extant: Yes Notes:

2017-07-14T19:04:30+00:00

Builder: Henry Allyn
Year Built: 1795
Address: 175 Broad Street
Extant: No
Notes: Razed 2010

2017-09-18T18:50:07+00:00

Builder: Thomas Allyn
Year Built: 1670
Address: 119 Deerfield Road
Extant: Yes
Notes:possibly built 1730s

2017-03-16T15:56:36+00:00

Builder: John Hillier Year Built: 1650 Address: 140 East Street Extant: Yes Notes:

2017-03-16T15:54:36+00:00

Builder: Col. James Loomis Year Built: 1790 Address: 59-61 Hayden Avenue Extant: Yes Notes: Moved here

2017-03-16T15:53:12+00:00

Builder: Col. James Loomis Year Built: 1822 Address: 208 Broad Street Extant: Yes Notes:

2017-03-16T15:51:37+00:00

Builder: William Loomis Year Built: 1805 Address: 31 Elm Street Extant: Yes Notes: Moved from Broad St.

2017-03-16T15:50:13+00:00

Builder: Allyn M. Mather Year Built: 1824 Address: 441 Broad Street Extant: Yes Notes: Moved from 306 Broad St.

2017-03-16T15:48:35+00:00

Builder: Col. Oliver Mather Year Built: 1777 Address: 323 Broad Street Extant: Yes Notes: now Windsor Public Library

2017-03-16T15:46:47+00:00

Builder: Elijah & Sam Mills Year Built: 1822 Address: 45 Deerfield Road Extant: Yes Notes:

2017-03-16T15:44:52+00:00

Builder: Oliver Mills Year Built: 1824 Address: 148 Deerfield Road Extant: Yes Notes:

2017-03-16T15:43:35+00:00

Builder: Timothy Mills Year Built: 1834 Address: 184 Deerfield Road Extant: Yes Notes:

2017-03-16T15:42:06+00:00

Builder: Edward Moore Year Built: 1806 Address: 464 Broad Street Extant: Yes Notes:

2017-03-16T15:45:30+00:00

Builder: Elisha Moore Year Built: 1796 Address: 245 Deerfield Road Extant: Yes Notes:

2017-03-16T15:38:45+00:00

Builder: Deacon John Moore Year Built: 1664 Address: 37 Elm Street Extant: Yes Notes: Moved from Broad St.

2017-03-16T15:36:30+00:00

Builder: John Palmer Year Built: 1732 Address: 24-26 East Street Extant: Yes Notes:

2017-03-16T15:32:22+00:00

Builder: Cicero Roberts Year Built: 1845 Address: 38 East Street Extant: Yes Notes:

2017-03-14T18:25:22+00:00

Builder: Seth Young Year Built: 1748 Address: No# Windsor Avenue Extant: No Notes: Moved to Washington Court