The Jared Cone House is a historic house at 25 Hebron Road in Bolton, Connecticut. Probably built around the turn of the 19th century but also including an older ell, it is one of the rural community's finest examples of Federal period architecture. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]

Jared Cone House
Jared Cone House is located in Connecticut
Jared Cone House
Jared Cone House is located in the United States
Jared Cone House
Location25 Hebron Rd., Bolton, Connecticut
Coordinates41°45′58″N 72°26′2″W / 41.76611°N 72.43389°W / 41.76611; -72.43389
Area2.1 acres (0.85 ha)
Builtc. 1770 (1770), 1790-1804
Architectural styleFederal
NRHP reference No.90000155[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 21, 1990

Description and history


The Jared Cone House is located a short way south of Bolton center, on the west side of Hebron Road. It is a 2+12-story wood-frame structure, five bays wide, with two interior chimneys and an attached single-story kitchen ell. The central bay of the main facade is dominated by a substantial Palladian window on the second level, whose elements are framed by pilasters. The window is above the main entry, which is flanked by pilasters and topped by a semi-circular transom window. The interior follows a fairly typical Georgian central hall plan, and retains original moulding and fireplace surrounds for seven fireplaces, as well as a massive fireplace in the kitchen ell.[2]

The oldest portion of this house is the kitchen ell, which has a construction date of about 1770. The main block of the house is almost certainly a later construction, based on the large amount of Federal style woodwork, as well as the Palladian window, which appears to be integral to its construction and not a later alteration.[2] Jared Cone (1733–1807) served as a Lieutenant, and later a Captain at the Lexington Alarm.[3][4] Local lore is that Cone bankrupted himself building the house, and sold it in 1804 to Saul Alvord. The house was home to Bolton's post office for a time, with Alvord as the first postmaster, followed by his son Henry. The house's property originally included what is now the adjacent Herrick Park, donated to the town by owners in the 1960s.[2]

See also



  1. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for Jared Cone House". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.and Accompanying photos, exterior and interior, from 1989
  2. ^ a b c "NRHP nomination for Jared Cone House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
  3. ^ Henry Phelps Johnston (1901). Nathan Hale, 1776: biography and memorials. The De Vinne Press. pp. 53–64. Retrieved 16 October 2010.
  4. ^ Daughters of the American Revolution (1908). Lineage book. The Society. pp. 92. Retrieved 16 October 2010.