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Haley Farm, Brook Street, Groton, New London County, CT



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Item Title
BWPhotos 378637

Location
Brook Street, Groton, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CT-460
Building/structure dates: 1868 initial construction
Significance: Haley Farm State Park possesses local significance as a well-preserved and increasingly rare historic agricultural landscape. Local artifact finds and professional inspection indicate that the site has potential to yield significant archeological information pertaining to prehistoric occupation of the site. During the historic period, the area was established as a farm soon after John Winthrop, Jr., the first governor of Connecticut, acquired the property as part of a large land grant in 1648. The most significant subsequent owner of the farm was Caleb Haley, a prominent New York City fish dealer, who purchased over 400 acres of the former Winthrop Farm in 1868. It was Haley who constructed the massive stone walls and established the fields and meadows that remain distinctive features of the park today. The property served as a working farm until 1971 when the State of Connecticut acquired the land. Although no buildings remain standing, the park retains its appearance as an agricultural landscape through the existence of field stone foundations of several seventeenth and eighteenth century farmhouses and barns, open meadows that once served as crop fields and cattle grazing lands, fieldstone walls, and stands of mature and new-growth hardwood trees that line the borders of the meadows.

Subjects
Conservation & Restoration
Agriculture
Archaeology


Related Names
Winthrop, John
Haley, Caleb
Groton Open Space Association
Connecticut Forest & Park Association, Incorporate
Connecticut Conservation Association
Nature Conservancy
Brewster, Robert, Photographer
Olausen, Stephen A., Historian
Avery, Nicolas C., Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
View from south side of Amtrak Railroad tracks, near southwest corner of Haley Farm, facing northwest
View from south bank of Palmer Cove, looking north towards Haley Farm
View of typical stone wall and Palmer Cove, near southeast corner of Haley Farm, facing south
View of Amtrak Railroad causeway across Palmer Cove, looking northwest towards Haley Farm
View of Palmer Cove and southeast shoreline of Haley Farm, facing southwest from Seneca Park playground off Seneca Drive
View of Palmer Cove Railroad Bridge and southeastern shoreline of Haley Farm, facing northwest from the eastern approach of the railroad bridge
View of Amtrak Railroad tracks at the eastern approach to Palmer Cove Railroad Bridge, facing northwest


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