“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Norwich in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)

Lathrop Manor

Lathrop Manor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 3, 2017
1. Lathrop Manor Marker
Lathrop Manor
John Olmstead, Norwich's first physician, settled here in 1661 and later sold his house to Samuel Lathrop. After the original house burned in 1745, it was rebuilt by Samuel's son, Dr. Daniel Lathrop. Near the family home, Dr. Lathrop opened the first apothecary shop between Boston and New York. Daniel's younger brother, Joshua, helped build the prominent business.

Benedict Arnold lived in the Lathrop House while working in the apothecary shop from 1754 – 1761. His parents, Benedict Sr. and Hannah, were well respected but when Benedict Sr.ís mercantile business collapsed and three of his children died, Benedict Sr. succumbed to alcoholism. Hannah secured a future for their son as an apprentice with her relatives, the Lathrop Brothers.

Lydia Huntley Sigourney, a prolific poet and one of the most popular and influential writers of the 19th century, also lived here for a time. Known as the “Sweet Singer of Hartford," Lydia was born in Norwich and often wrote about her childhood. As a young girl, she lived in the Lathrop residence as the ward of Dr. Lathrop's wife, Jerusha.

This panel was produced by the Norwich Historical Society in cooperation with Sheryl and Marco Middleton, Norwich Community Development Corporation, the Norwich
Lathrop Manor image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 3, 2017
2. Lathrop Manor
Heritage Groups, Norwich Historic District Commission, City of Norwich, and Norwich Public Works Department. Research and writing by Regan Miner; panel design and oversight of fabrication by Geoff Steadman and Pam Ballard.
The Norwich Historical Society received support for this project from: the State Historic Preservation Office of the Department of Economic & Community Development with funds from: The Community Investment Act of the State of Connecticut; the Sachem Fund; Eastern Connecticut Association of Realtors; the R.S. Gernon Trust; and the Elsie A. Brown Fund. 2015

Location. 41° 32.818′ N, 72° 5.299′ W. Marker is in Norwich, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and Lathrop Lane, on the right when traveling south on Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 380 Washington Street, Norwich CT 06360, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lowthorpe Meadows (within shouting distance of this marker); East District School (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Leffingwell Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Norwichtown Green (approx. 0.4
Lathrop Manor Owners' Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 3, 2017
3. Lathrop Manor Owners' Plaque
Samuel Lathrop 1650∑1732
Thomas Lathrop 1681∑1774
Dr. Daniel Lathrop 1712∑1782
Daniel Lathrop 1769∑1825

Preservation Award
Norwich, Conn.
Historic District Commission
miles away); The Green (approx. 0.4 miles away); Benedict Arnold (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans Dedication Stone (approx. 0.7 miles away); Everlasting Vigilance (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norwich.
Regarding Lathrop Manor. The Lathrop Manor is now a Bed & Breakfast
Also see . . .  Lathrop Manor Bed & Breakfast. (Submitted on March 11, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 11, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 11, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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