425 Middle Turnpike, Mansfield, CT


425 Middle Turnpike, Mansfield, CT

Brief Overview

From the 1963 Survey:
Shown on 1869 map as owned by Asa Thomas. This house was 'modernized' in the early 20th Century and then 'restored' in the late 20th Century. A 1969ish narrative describes the original work by the Houston's and comments on Mr. Houston's cider at "Barny's Place" as a must-do for a Fall Frolic from the Campus into the Forties. It reports on the restoration in 1967 with the attendant "broken fingernails, blood blister, mashed thumbs and such trivial wounds."

1963 Survey


"Dates of 1801, 1808, 1833 nd 1836 are written in careful script on the bricks above the lintel." from the 1967 Report. Further research is necessary to determine the date and style of this house..

Clickable Surveys

1963 Old Houses Survey

In 1963 the Society made a survey of old houses. The form for this house includes architectural data and a title history back to 1816.

1963 Survey

Clickable Photographs

1963 House Photo 1 1963 House Photo 2 1963 House Photo 3
1963 - Front Route 44-A near Hunting Lodge Road. 1963 - East end showing original window in attic. 1963 - Back of House, from Baxter Road. The three upstairs windows are original
1963 House Photo 1 1963 House Photo 2
1963 - North wall shows marking "^M 99" of "66 VW". 1963 - Living-room, southeast corner. 1966 renovations and construction.

Clickable Maps

1857 Map

In 1857, William. C. Eaton and H. C. Osborn prepared a wall map of Tolland County. The map shows this house as the property of John M. Turner.

1857 District VI Map
1857 District VI

1869 Map

In 1869, an atlas of Tolland and Windham counties was compiled by O. W. Gray. The atlas's Mansfield map indicates this house as the property of Asa Thomas.

1869 District VI Map
1869 District VI

Additional Material

Variant Names:

District VI House 7, Asa Thomas House (1869), Turner Family

This file was created: 24 Feb 2010 by Patrick McGlamery

This file was edited: 00 Feb 2010 by