Noah Webster Home

Summary

This house was constructed about 1823 in New Haven, Connecticut. The floor plan was devised by the Webster family in consultation with a local builder. The home was arranged to accommodate two elderly people who found large, drafty rooms and stair climbing a hardship. Noah was nearly sixty five when he moved in, bringing his wife Rebecca, four of his seven children, and a free black servant.

This house was constructed about 1823 in New Haven, Connecticut. The floor plan was devised by the Webster family in consultation with a local builder. The home was arranged to accommodate two elderly people who found large, drafty rooms and stair climbing a hardship. Noah was nearly sixty five when he moved in, bringing his wife Rebecca, four of his seven children, and a free black servant.

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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