John Randall House

The John Randall House is a historic house on Connecticut Route 2 in North Stonington, Connecticut. Its earliest section dates to 1685, with the main block reaching its present configuration before 1720.[2][3] The house was restored in the 1930s by early preservationist Norman Isham and listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 1, 1978.[1]

John Randall House
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John Randall House is located in Connecticut
John Randall House
John Randall House is located in the United States
John Randall House
LocationBehind 41 CT 2, North Stonington, Connecticut
Coordinates41°24′59″N 71°51′37″W / 41.41639°N 71.86028°W / 41.41639; -71.86028Coordinates: 41°24′59″N 71°51′37″W / 41.41639°N 71.86028°W / 41.41639; -71.86028
Area13.3 acres (5.4 ha)
Built1685-1720
Architectural styleGeorgian
NRHP reference No.78002877[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 1, 1978

Description and historyEdit

The John Randall House is set on a rural parcel of land down a long lane on the west side of Route 2, about 2,000 feet (610 m) north of its junction with Interstate 95. It is a 2+12-story wood-frame structure, five asymmetrical bays wide, with a massive central stone chimney and clapboarded exterior. Its main entrance is framed by pilasters and a corniced entablature. The house is framed with inch-thick planking, a common technique of the period, although the planking was usually thinner, and is suggestive of two distinct periods of construction. The eastern parlor has a large fireplace wall finished in wooden paneling, the fireplace flanked by pilasters. The western parlor has a period built-in cabinet, wainscoting, and original plasterwork. The house was part of a farm named Anguilla Farm by the namesake son of the original proprietor, John Randall, a husbandman and Sabbatarian from England.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Historic Buildings of Connecticut website retrieved on 2021-04-16
  3. ^ "NRHP nomination for John Randall House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-01-31.