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Pratt House, Essex

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The Pratt House is a historic house at 19 West Avenue in Essex, Connecticut The main block of the house, dating to 1732, is a -story wood-frame structure, five bays wide, with a gable roof and a large central chimney. Attached to this block are two older structure, estimated to date to c. 1648 and 1702, both with gambrel roofs. The building's interiors are well-preserved. Six generations of the Pratt family, who were among the first English settlers of the area, resided in this house from 1701 to 1915, when it converted into a tenement house in 1915. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985, the year it was acquired by Essex Historical Society.
The society offers thirty-minute tours from 1-4 every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the summer.
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  • I went here yesterday, rather spur of the moment. The front door was open, in kind of a nice, welcoming way. I like historic house tours but had already been on a tour, so I was tired and was not...  more »
  • A step back in time. I have visited the old house several times. The guide/host could be a little active in telling the history. But all in all a nice half hour stop!  more »

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