One of the largest and most stunning buildings in the town of Franklin, Connecticut is this Italianate style structure along the Hartford-Norwich Turnpike. The building appears to have been built soon after the conclusion of the American Civil War by brothers John Owen Smith (1819-1896) and Prentice Orrin Smith (1817-1898) who possibly operated the building as a tavern or inn along the route between Hartford and Norwich. The three-story, five-bay facade structure featured round arched windows at the top floor, a raised belvedere at the roof, bracketed cornice with overhanging eaves, and later storefronts at the facade. The building is occupied today by Victorian House, a furniture store.
I wonder if you have information about the Pequot Colony in New London, CT.
Are you looking for specific information? Most of my research comes from publicly available resources.
I see references to the Pequot Colony and the influence it had on visitors to New London who displayed wealth and influence. Yet, although I grew up in exactly that area of the city, I never found a single remaining structure beyond Lighthouse Inn. Are there records, photos, newspaper stories, or structures (however renovated) from that institution. I saw an article that compared the gatherings to Newport. That’s pretty enticing stuff!