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Sturges, Jonathan, House

Fairfield, Connecticut
County of Fairfield.
National Register Number: 84000247
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling.
Congressional District: CT-4 Certified Local Government: YES

Statement of Significance (as of designation - April 19, 1994):
Built in 1840, this one of the earliest and best preserved architect-designed Gothic Revival cottages in the country. The house is one of the very few completely documented 19th-century structures--its documentation even includes a color rendering of the architect Joseph Collins Wells' design. Its owner, Jonathan Sturges, played an important role in establishing the validity of an American School of Art, leading broad-based efforts to display, publicize, and garner commissions for the work of American artists.


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