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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1720/00/00 John Seymour buys land on Four Mile Hill in the Western Division of Hartford from Stephen Steel and, probably, soon begins building a mansion house.
1733/00/00 Timothy Seymour, son of the builder, receives a license for a tavern.
1769/01/31 John Whitman, Sarah's father, makes a list in his account book of furnishings given to her on the day before her marriage to Thomas H Hooker. Preserved at the Connecticut Historical Society, the dowry will be consulted during the restoration of the house.
1775/09/00 Sarah Whitman Hooker Home Sarah Hooker, alone with two children age five and three, accommodates two prisoners of war, Philip and Andrew Skene, in her home for a period of some months at the behest of the Committee Appointed to Take Care of Prisoners. Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
1775/09/00 Philip Wharton Skene Confinement Gov'r Skene and his son, Maj'r Andrew P Skene, are confined, with suitable lodgings and entertainment, in a remote part of the town of Hartford. Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
1781/06/00 Capt Ebenezer Faxon Life Capt Ebenezer Faxon watches the parade of General Rochambeau's troops along South Street (now New Britain Avenue). Faxon's homestead was near New Britain Avenue (then called South Street) and South Quaker Lane (East Street). Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route
1802/00/00 Charles Seymour inherits the family property, inventoried at $687.20. In 1804, he will mortgage it for $1,000.
1807/00/00 Charles Seymour mortgages the homestead for $1,000. The central hall, two chimneys, full two-story rear section, attic and roof are probably added at this time which brings the house up to contemporary standards of Georgian style.
1807/00/00 Charles Seymour sells the property for $1,280 to his sister and Jedidiah Wells, who are about to be married.

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Particulars for Sarah Whitman Hooker House:
Cultural Affiliation American
Architectural Style American Colonial
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style Georgian Architecture
Area of Significance Historic and non-aboriginal
Criteria Historic Event
Criteria Information Potential
Area of Significance Military
Level of Significance National
Historic Use Single dwelling



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 79002627
Resource Type:
Owner: Local
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Colonial, Georgian
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Historic and non-aboriginal, Military, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering, Information Potential
Cultural Affiliation: American
Period of Significance: 1700-1749, 1800-1824, 1750-1799
Significant Year: c 1720, c 1807
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Work in progress
Current Sub-Function:

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