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Huntington, Samuel, Birthplace

Scotland, Connecticut
County of Windham.
National Register Number: 71001009
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2004.
Congressional District: CT-2 Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 11, 1971):
Built in the first-quarter of the 18th century, this two-story wood frame structure is significant historically as the boyhood home of Samuel Huntington (1731-1736), a signer of the Declaration of Independence, President of the Continental Congress, and Governor of Connecticut. The main house remains largely unaltered and is a notable example of vernacular architecture.

The Huntington House is no longer endangered. Structural repairs have now been completed. The foundations were inspected and about 40% were rebuilt, and all sills were inspected and repaired/replaced as necessary. In addition, floor joists were repaired or replaced as needed, especially in the kitchen; new subfloors were installed in kitchen and NW room, salvaging original floor boards where possible; and the chimney was rebuilt. Exterior repairs, including clapboard repair, window restoration and painting, were completed in 2002 and the exterior of the structure is now weathertight. This landmark is now in satisfactory condition.


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