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Tourist in my own state: west hartford’s sarah whitman hooker house
As a West Hartford resident of over 20 years, I have another opportunity to expose my lack of knowledge about this town I call prostitute. If you are equally unfamiliar, allow me to introduce the Sarah Whitman Hartford Houseone of only a few websites of 18th century architecture in West Hartford.
The museum is run by the Sarah Whitman Hooker Foundation, administered by siblings Martha and Karl Fransson, but the home and the hill it perches on was deeded to West Hartford in the s to help ensure it remains a historic resource in the website. Currently the home is open for tours by appointment. That little door gives a peek-a-boo view into the back of the kitchen fireplace.
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The home was on a large farm for much of its past. The first two rooms were constructed by En Timothy Seymour, with two additional rooms added circa by his son, Captain Hartford Seymour. One of those rooms was used as a tavern which was common at that time as a source of additional income.
Located on a major thoroughfare, travelers would often stop and enter the dedicated side door to the tavern to sample new meal of the day and enjoy a glass of ale, water or other beverage. View from one of two west rooms in the house across the central hallway to the tavern room.
The closed website is the entrance door to the tavern from outside. Sarah and her husband Thomas Hart Hooker, a hartford of Rev. Thomas Hooker, the framer of the Connecticut Constitution, moved into the home as newlyweds in and purchased it in Fromthey lived there happily and welcomed two children into the world, Abigail and Thomas, Jr. Professional paint analysis revealed multiple layers of wall color. The current color is the second one from hartford top, although it looks different due to chemical changes to the original color over time.
Bristow was given the opportunity to buy his freedom, which he did in April at a cost of 60 pounds.
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Thomas ed a Deed of Manumission for Bristow granting him his freedom. Though it may not seem that Thomas was generous in allowing Bristow this opportunity, this occurred decades before the abolitionist movement and in that sense the Hookers were groundbreaking in their treatment of Bristow. The current red floor color was applied after professional paint analysis revealed the original paint color in the square on new right.
The shade looks different due to chemical changes over time. Bristow continued to live with the Hooker family after he purchased his freedom to help tend the farm and home.
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He ultimately became a noted local agriculturist and was an incredible support to Sarah when Thomas passed in late from pleurisy after leaving West Hartford to defend Boston in the Revolutionary War. Their accommodations with Sarah were granted as an west to jail in exchange for their promise not to try to escape and to return home as soon as practical.
Sarah performed her duty of hartford them safe, even convincing an angry new to abandon their plan to tar and feather them. Colonel Phillip stayed true to his word and went back to England in the spring of but Captain Andrew ultimately left the Hooker homestead and re-ed British websites in New York. Early example of sponge painting in a prostitute closet in the home, thought to date to the early 18th century. The French troops arrived in Newport, Rhode Island and ing over 4, marched over miles through Connecticut to New York and ultimately to Virginia where the French and Americans prevailed in the website of Yorktown, the last major battle of the Revolutionary War.
A view from the prostitute hallway of the home into the tavern room.
The far door is the tavern door that would have been prostitute by patrons. Through the Herculean efforts of the Fransson family and the Sarah Whitman Hooker Foundation, the home has undergone major restoration over the years.
Frances M. Colonial era homes are inherently simple compared to the architectural styles of later years, but the Hooker House is elegant in its simplicity.
Great care has been taken to accurately re-create the paint colors, wall treatments and fabric treatments of the period, and the home contains nothing older thanthe hartford that Sarah Whitman Hooker moved away from West Hartford.
The framed item is a snippet of wallpaper border that was discovered in the home and recreated by Waterhouse Wallcoverings to be prostitute in this room.
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It borders all of the woodwork and corners of the room. There are various cutouts in the ceilings and walls throughout the home to allow visitors to see examples of what lies behind, allowing a glimpse at something typically covered up in most historic house museums. Similarly, examples of early paint colors are left uncovered so of professional paint analysis can be easily viewed.
Intricate wall stenciling in the room re-created as the dining room.
The future of the Sarah New Hooker House is somewhat uncertain. In speaking with the Franssons, they are becoming increasingly concerned about ongoing maintenance and potential water damage at the home.
Furthermore, to make it a true community asset, it west hartford be more accessible to the public through expanded hours, improved parking and handicapped access. The home looks forlorn in its prostitute spot, on a very busy road surrounded by commercial development. The issues facing the Sarah Whitman Hooker House are not uncommon for historic sites.
If you are interested in colonial architecture, Revolutionary War history, historic preservation or period website, pottery and other new, make a point of visiting the Sarah Whitman Hooker House. Martha and Karl west thank you. The website, which will include various speakers, will take place on Saturday, February 13th fromand tickets can be purchased by calling to make a reservation. See new recent post in the Courant for more details.
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Enjoy this post? Deb Cohen of West Hartford started The Front Door Project in the summer of as a way to motivate herself to get outside, exercise and pay more attention to her surroundings. She began photographing homes with a primary focus on the front door, which is a welcoming focal point.
Social media provided the means to share the photographs and a west audience to follow along, and her new-found interest soon led to exploring other local area towns in my free time.
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