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Westport in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Wheeler House

 
 
Wheeler House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2010
1. Wheeler House Marker
Inscription.  
Wheeler House
Orig Date 1795
Remodeled 1860's
Westport Historical Society


[ lower medallion ]
The National Register
Of Historic Places
Recorded Property

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNotable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1795.
 
Location. 41° 8.667′ N, 73° 21.65′ W. Marker is in Westport, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Avery Place, on the left when traveling north on Myrtle Avenue. Located next to the Westport Veterans Green. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 Avery Place, Westport CT 06880, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Town of Westport, Connecticut (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Westport World War I Monument (about 400 feet away); Westport Vietnam War Monument (about 400 feet away); Westport World War II Memorial (about 400 feet away); Westport Korean War Monument (about 400 feet
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away); Westport World War II Honor Roll (about 400 feet away); 22˝ Main Street (about 700 feet away); Disbrow Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westport.
 
Regarding Wheeler House. The Wheeler House is the home of the Westport Historical Society. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places July 5, 1984
 
Also see . . .  Westport Historical Society. (Submitted on May 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
The Wheeler House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2010
2. The Wheeler House
The Wheeler House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2010
3. The Wheeler House
The main entrance to the Westport Historical Society
The Wheeler House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2010
4. The Wheeler House
Westport Historical Society image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2010
5. Westport Historical Society
Bradley-Wheeler Cobblestone Barn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2010
6. Bradley-Wheeler Cobblestone Barn
The Bradley Wheeler Cobblestone Barn houses the Museum of Westport History. It appears that the barn was built by Farmin Patchin, a stonemason and blacksmith, during his ownership of the property between 1846-1857. The barn is heptagonal (seven sided). The northeast corner of the barn was squared off, evidently to fit tightly against an attached wood frame barn (no longer standing). After considerable research there is still no definitive conclusions as to the original uses of the barn. The two-story structure with a partial root cellar still holds many mysteries.
Bradley-Wheeler Cobblestone Barn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2010
7. Bradley-Wheeler Cobblestone Barn
Museum of Westport History
Bradley-Wheeler Cobblestone Barn
Dedicated to Joanne Woodward and the Memory of Joan Dickinson
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,063 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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