41°50′41″N 72°38′21″W / 41.8447°N 72.6393°W / 41.8447; -72.6393

Loomis Homestead
General information
Architectural styleSaltbox
LocationWindsor, Connecticut
Construction started1640
Governing bodyPrivate

The Loomis Homestead in Windsor, Connecticut, is one of the oldest timber-frame houses in America. The oldest part of the house, an ell adjacent to the main house, is believed to have been built between 1640 and 1653 by Joseph Loomis who came to America from England in 1638.[1][2][3] Later additions to the Loomis house were made around the turn of the eighteenth century. The preserved house is now adjacent to the well-known Loomis Chaffee School, which was founded by Loomis' descendants who donated the surrounding farm land of the original homestead for the grounds of the school.[4]


  1. ^ The Connecticut Magazine Tenth Vol., 1906 page 361
  2. ^ Elias Loomis, The Descendants of Joseph Loomis (Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor, New Haven, Ct., 1879)[1](accessed April 25, 2010 on Google Books)
  3. ^ WPA Architectural Survey, W.P.A. Federal Writers Project, State of Connecticut W.P.A., "Windsor historic building 060" (Connecticut State Library, State Archives, RG 033:28, WPA Records, Architectural Survey) cslib.cdmhost.com/digital/collection/p4005coll7/id/7325/rec/1 also 061 http://cslib.cdmhost.com/digital/collection/p4005coll7/id/7326/rec/2
  4. ^ "Loomis Homestead, Windsor, Connecticut," Lost New England, February 14, 2018 by Derek Strahan http://lostnewengland.com/2018/02/loomis-homestead-windsor-connecticut/