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Blakeslee House, 1211 Barnes Road, Wallingford, New Haven County, CT



B&W Photos

HB265021
BWPhotos 329640

HB265022
BWPhotos 329641

HB265023
BWPhotos 329642

HB265024
BWPhotos 329643

HB265025
BWPhotos 329644

HB265026
BWPhotos 329645

HB265027
BWPhotos 329646

HB265028
BWPhotos 329647

HB265029
BWPhotos 329648

HB265030
BWPhotos 329649


Item Title
BWPhotos 329649

Location
1211 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CT-439
Significance: The Blakeslee House is significant as a relatively well-preserved example of 18th-century New England domestic architecture. Its post-and-beam framing, central-chimney plan, clapboarded exterior, and interior paneling are defining characteristics of the form. Although today surviving in fewer numbers than the five-bay arrangement, the three-bay symmetrical facade was also common in the period, especially for story-and-a-half houses. Its size and lack of architectural elaboration (other than the simple moldings and paneling typical of the period's vernacular architecture) are consistent with the house's historical associations with Joseph Blakeslee (1739-1804) and his son, John W. Blakeslee (1769-1825), both of whom were Connecticut farmers of modest means.

Subjects
Houses


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
View west, east elevation (front of house)
View north, south (side) elevation
View south, north (side) elevation
Detail of front doorway, east elevation, view northwest
Detail of cornice, northeast corner, view south
Interior, south front room, view north
Detail of fireplace, south front room, view north
Interior, north front room, view south
Detail of cornice moldings, north front room, view south
Interior, second floor south room, view south


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