Stratford in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
National Register of Historic Places
By the United States
Department of the Interior
May 1, 1985
This Estate Owned by the Boothe Family
For Many Generations Was Willed
To the Town of Stratford by
David Beach Boothe and
Stephen Nichols Boothe.
In 1914 the brothers initiated
A building and collection program
Resulting in the present
Boothe Memorial Park Museum
Location. 41° 14.152′ N, 73° 6.647′ W. Marker is in Stratford, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street (Connecticut Route 110) and Manor Hill Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in Boothe Memorial Park, in front of the Clocktower Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Stratford CT 06614, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clocktower Museum (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Boothe Homestead (a few steps from this marker); Technocratic Cathedral (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of Merritt Parkway Toll Booth Plaza (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Liberty Rock (approx. 2.3 miles away); VFW Post 9460 Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); Nichols, Conn. World War Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stratford.
Regarding Boothe Homestead. This 32 acre site was willed to the Town of Stratford following the deaths of David Beach Boothe and Stephen Nichols Boothe. In the 1900's, these two brothers created the Boothe Memorial Museum. The museum maintains a collection of buildings including a carriage house, Americana Museum, miniature lighthouse and windmill, a clocktower museum, a trolley station, a chapel and a blacksmith shop. The original Sikorsky Bridge toll booth from the Merritt Parkway is located on the museum grounds. The Boothe family home was built facing Main Street Putney in the 1820's on today's park's grounds. There are beautiful flower gardens and ponds located on the property. The local astronomical society has a working planetarium on the park's grounds.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 952 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.