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Webster, Noah, Birthplace

West Hartford, Connecticut
County of Hartford.
227 South Main Street
National Register Number: 66000886
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling.
Congressional District: CT-1 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 29, 1962):
This is the birthplace of Noah Webster (1758-1843), noted American lexicographer. Webster is most famous for the AMERICAN DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (1828). His father had mortgaged the farm, along with this farmhouse, to pay for young Noah's education at Yale - obviously a case of money well spent.

The museum applied for a 2003 Save America's Treasures grant to carry out interior repairs to plaster, trim, hearth and chimney and a sinking interior stair; to accurately re-paint appropriate surfaces, to design and install a climate control system and to remove inappropriate single-pane uv filters and replace them with uv filtration film.


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