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Whitfield, Henry, House

Guilford, Connecticut
County of New Haven.
2480 Whitfield Street
National Register Number: 97001277
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - secondary structure. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: CT-3 Certified Local Government: YES
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: State museum: http://www.chc.state.ct.us/whitfieldhouse.htm.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - September 25, 1997):
This much-restored house, imbued with symbolism and sanctified by antiquity, represents important stages in America's attitude toward historic preservation, from an approach based largely on appearance and aesthetics to a more academic orientation. Said to date from ca. 1639-1640, the house was remodeled in 1868, and restored in 1902-04, and again in the 1930s. It was first opened to the public in 1899 as one of the first state-owned historical museums in New England.

There are no threats to the landmark.

The landmark is conducting a study of interior environmental conditions.

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