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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1752/00/00 Mehitabel Nott Webb Deane Home Framed by Judah Wright, Webb House is built for merchant Joseph Webb and his wife Mehitabel Nott.
1753/12/03 Samuel Blachley Webb Born Samuel Blachley Webb is born the second son of merchant, Joseph Webb, and his wife, Mehitabel Nott Webb.
1761/04/05 Mehitabel Nott Webb Deane Widow Joseph Webb II dies at age 34 leaving Mehitabel a widow with six children and a prosperous mercantile business.
1764/00/00 Silas Deane Work Executor of the estate, Silas Deane, assist the widow Mehitabel Webb financially and emotionally. Joseph Webb Jr, age 12, inherits the Webb house.
1765/00/00 Samuel Blachley Webb Home Since Mehitable oldest son, Joseph junior, would be of legal age soon, the decision is made that her older children from her previous marriage will stay in the Webb home when the new Deane home is completed.
1781/05/00 Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur Patriot Commander General Rochambeau meets with Washington at the Webb house in Wethersfield, Connecticut, to plan the Siege of Yorktown.
1781/05/00 Samuel Blachley Webb Patriot Commander Samuel Webb meets with Washington and French General Rochambeau at his childhood home in Wethersfield, Connecticut, to plan the Siege of Yorktown.
1781/05/00 George Washington American Commander in Chief George Washington stays five night stay in the Joseph Webb House, where he plans the Siege of Yorktown. Siege of Yorktown
1916/07/04 Wallace Nutting Owner After extensive redecorating, including the installation of painted murals in the hallway and front parlors, Wallace Nutting opens the house to the public for tours and as a sales area and studio.
1919/00/00 Wallace Nutting Owner Nutting sells the Webb residence, on of his "The Wallace Nutting Chain of Colonial Picture Houses", to the Colonial Dames of Connecticut in 1919 to be preserved as a house museum.

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Particulars for Joseph Webb House:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style Georgian Architecture
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Military
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 66000885
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Webb,Joseph,Sr.
Architectural Style: Georgian
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark, National Landmark boundary approved
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Military, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering, Person
Period of Significance: 1750-1799
Significant Year: 1752, 1781
Associated People: Washington,George
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum

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