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Friday, Saturday, Sunday: July 18, 19, 20, 2014

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: July 18, 19, 20, 2014 Guilford Center, Guilford, CT

411 Church Street
P.O. Box 589
Guilford, CT 06437
t: 203.453.5947
f: 203.453.6237

http://guilford.center/node/3  Pre-bellum structures of Guilford, CT - A unique time capsule.

I will start begin with the oldest wood structure in town......


The Comfort Starr House, located at 138 State St., Guilford, Connecticut, is a

classic saltbox house with an added leanto.[1] It is presumed that the original house
was built between 1645 and 1646.

.........Comfort Starr's ancestor was an English physician of the same name who left County Kent and settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts,
where he was a founder of Harvard College. He is buried in King's Chapel Burying Ground in Boston. A branch of the family settled in
Connecticut in the 17th century.
End elevation of Comfort Starr House illustrating the distinctive roof line The house is still in its primitive state. It is considered,
by some, to be the oldest wooden timber frame house still used as a private residence in the U.S. today.[2][3]