c. 1768 – Torrington, CT – $80,000

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Added to OHD on 10/30/18   -   Last OHD Update: 3/22/19   -   7 Comments
565 New Harwinton Rd Torrington, CT 06790

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Historic 1768 colonial -"Ives house". 4 FP's (bsmnt not working). Many original features such as wide board flooring, center fireplace and raised paneling. Finished walk up attic with two bedrooms. Many original features including - front staircase, kitchen/great room with walk in fireplace with bee hive oven, living room with large FP and stone hearth, dining room with paneling and fireplace, exposed beams and wide board flooring throughout. Other features provide two enclosed porches, level yard and oversized 2 car garage. Subject to probate approval.
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Antoinette Osterhout, Elite Realty
(860) 482-4063
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7 Comments on c. 1768 – Torrington, CT – $80,000

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  1. AvatarLauren Wall says: 19 comments

    Sign me up! Love this one

  2. AvatarKaren says: 579 comments

    I wish there were more pictures! What I see, I really like. But..this house needs one thing. Lots of roses outside!

  3. AvatarTom Wilson says: 24 comments

    I know that there are a couple of folks on here that are good at tracing the provenance of various structures. I may be related to the original owner of this house and I would be ever so grateful if one of you could either get the history on this or tell me how to.

    • AvatarMichele P Pagan says: 76 comments

      Tom, I have done this kind of research myself, for our own home. All I can tell you is, start with the present owner’s title to the house, and trace the ownership backwards. You go to your towns’ Town Clerk’s office, get the name of the current owner, and trace how the ownership changed hands over time. You will come back to the very first owner/builder – who may be your ancestor. Good luck! It’s actually quite fun doing this work!

    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 777 comments

      Quick research leads to Abner Ives who, along with his twin brother Jothan, established a 140 acre farm here in 1768. I’m not entirely sure that is this house, but it seems worth further digging.

  4. AvatarDmills says: 29 comments

    Whenever I look at fireplaces such as the ones in the photos I wonder “How did they ever keep their children from being burned?” When visiting the fabulous Shelburne Museum in VT, I made this comment to the docent who replied “I’m sure more than one toddler ventured too close.”

    • AvatarKen says: 54 comments

      I’m not sure about children, but women died with clothing catching on very often. Ovens were moved from the very back of the fireplace to the sides, as in this house, and finally to the left or right outside the firebox for safety. Women would have to reach over the fire to put in baking items, with long dresses getting very close to hot coals or open flames.


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