The Pelatiah Leete House is a historic house at 575 Leete's Island Road in Guilford, Connecticut, United States. Built in 1710 by Pelatiah Leete, it is the oldest surviving house associated with the locally prominent Leete family, who were among the founders of the New Haven Colony. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]

Pelatiah Leete House
Pelatiah Leete House is located in Connecticut
Pelatiah Leete House
Pelatiah Leete House is located in the United States
Pelatiah Leete House
Location575 Leete's Island Rd., Guilford, Connecticut
Coordinates41°15′58″N 72°42′53″W / 41.26611°N 72.71472°W / 41.26611; -72.71472
Area2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built1710 (1710)
Architectural styleSaltbox
Part ofRoute 146 Historic District (ID90000569)
NRHP reference No.74002048[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPOctober 1, 1974
Designated CPApril 5, 1990

Description and history


The Pelatiah Leete House is located in a rural-residential setting west of Guilford center, on the north side of Leet's Island Road (Connecticut Route 146) a short way east of Moose Hill Road. The house is set well back from the road, near the railroad right-of-way that runs roughly parallel to the roadway. It is a 2+12-story wood-frame structure, with a gabled roof, central chimney, and clapboarded exterior. The main facade is three bays wide, with sash windows arranged around a center entrance. The entrance is framed by a Greek Revival surround with fluted pilasters and a gabled pediment. The rear of the house has an extended leanto section, giving the house a classic New England colonial saltbox appearance. The interior retains original fireplaces and other elements of interior finish.[2]

The house was built in 1710 by Pelatiah Leete, the grandson of William Leete, one of the founders and a governor of the New Haven Colony, and was built on land originally settled by William Leete. It is the oldest surviving house of several in the area belong to members of the Leete family.[2]

See also



  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for Pelatiah Leete House". National Park Service. Retrieved January 22, 2015.