Noah Webster Home

Summary

Noah Webster and his wife Rebecca had this comfortable New Haven, Connecticut home built in their later years to be near family and friends, as well as the library at nearby Yale College. While living in this house, Webster published his famous American Dictionary of the English Language in 1828. His dictionary aimed to capture distinctively American words and spellings for the first time.

Noah Webster and his wife Rebecca had this comfortable New Haven, Connecticut home built in their later years to be near family and friends, as well as the library at nearby Yale College. While living in this house, Webster published his famous American Dictionary of the English Language in 1828. His dictionary aimed to capture distinctively American words and spellings for the first time.

Artifact

House

Date Made

1823

Creators

Hoadley, David, 1774-1839 

Place of Creation

United States, Connecticut, New Haven 

Creator Notes

Originally built in New Haven, Connecticut; attributed to architect David Hoadley.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Porches and Parlors District

Object ID

36.812.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Plaster
Chestnut (Wood)
Black walnut (Wood)
Glass (Material)

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