Barn Record Wethersfield

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Building Name (Common)
Dr. Arthur Wayland Howard Carriage barn
Building Name (Historic)
Dr. Arthur Wayland Howard Carriage barn
Address
330 Main Street, Wethersfield
Typology
Overview

Designations

Historic Significance

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Field Notes

The home and mid-property barn located at 330 Main Street was purchased in 1898 by Dr. Arthur Wayland Howard - a newleywed just married to wife Hannah Tryon Standish (daughter of James Tryon Standish and Jerusha McCalllen Standish. Fields in the rear provided pasture and the primary purpose was to house the horses and buggy used to make 'house calls'. His son Dr. Harold Amasa Howard practiced law with him and also built the addition on the old sea captain's 1700s home that were their offices. They also acted as Wethersfield's coroners at accident scenes and 'delivered' hundreds of babies in Wethersfield. My grandfather continued making house calls on rare occasion to special patients until he died in the mid-70s. I believe it has survived because the barn's floor has very thick planks above ground level. My dad told stories of tunnelling underground and there were many 'hoof' prints in the walls.

Use & Accessibility

Use (Historic)

Use (Present)


Exterior Visible from Public Road?

1

Demolished

No

Location Integrity

Unknown

Environment

Related features

Environment features

Relationship to surroundings

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Typology & Materials

Building Typology

Materials


Structural System

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Roof materials


Roof type


Approximate Dimensions

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Source

Date Compiled

09/22/2006

Compiled By

Laura V

Sources

Local Historic District - Old Wethersifled Historic District, 1962.

Luyster, Constance, Old Wethersfield National Register Historic District Nomination No. 70000719, National Park Service, 1970.

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