Barn Record Southbury

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Building Name (Common)
Hurd-Osborn-Oatman House
Building Name (Historic)
Hurd-Osborn-Oatman House
Address
1531 Southford Road (Rte 67), Southbury
Typology
Overview

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Field Notes

Large gambrel-roofed bank barn on east side of Route 67 south of the Rte 188 intersection. Date of house: 1804; barn ca. 1900."The hotel known as the Oatman House for 35 years, was built by George Thompson in 1806, and first kept by him and then by his brother-in-law, Benjamin S. Hurd, followed by John Peck. Enos Foot was the landlord in 1845." (Rockey, 1892) Hurd & Thompson were both son-in-laws to Adin Wheeler who helped to fund the construction (and was the owner of 125 Quaker Farms Rd.). Oatman married a Hurd daughter. 1820s tavern-keeper was Benjamin Blagg Osborn, a resident of the now preserved Phillips Farm, and son of Patriot First Selectman Shadrach. Also site of a murder-suicide in 1931. Sources: email from John Dwyer History of New Haven County Connecticut, J.L. Rockey, 1892 (courtesy of John Dwyer). Southbury Assessor’s Record.

Use & Accessibility

Use (Historic)

Use (Present)


Exterior Visible from Public Road?

1

Demolished

No

Location Integrity

Unknown

Environment

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Typology & Materials

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Approximate Dimensions

Large

Source

Date Compiled

01/15/2009

Compiled By

Charlotte R. Hitchcock

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