1844 Greek Revival in Derby, CT

Added to OHD on 10/10/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   9 Comments
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National Register

213 Caroline St, Derby, CT 06418

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  • $175,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 4494 Sq Ft
Investors dream. Own a piece of history with this three family home need interior renovations but it still has charm and character. The Greek Revival granite home was built for John I Howe the inventor of the common pin. The structure is solid with 10 foot ceilings with large rooms. Make the piece of history come alive again. The taxes are to be determined. The property will be sold as is where as and with restrictions.
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Ben McGorty, William Raveis
(203) 415-8428
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9 Comments on 1844 Greek Revival in Derby, CT

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  1. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1041 comments
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    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    If not for the stone exterior, I would have thought this house was in Charleston. It’s a beauty for sure.

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  2. woeismewoeisme says: 160 comments
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    1990 suburban
    Vacaville, CA

    Tear it down! Not this house but rather the one on its right. And maybe the one next to it on the right. This house deserves a better view from what apparently was the formal front. Better yet, relocate the entire thing somewhere more rural. It saddens me to think it was turned into a multi unit rental at some time. The old photo shows several mailboxes.

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  3. MattDMattD says: 136 comments
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    1870 Classical Revival
    New Orleans, LA

    What a beauty it could be! I love the stone exterior and the shutters. At least the original (or close to) porches have been rebuilt. As for the neighbor houses, they need the same TLC this home needs. Return them to their historical look! Looking up the hill on the street view, shows the area is full of nice big homes!

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  4. CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 1090 comments
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    Charleston, SC

    Big version of the old pic Kelly linked to…
    http://derbyhistorical.org/images/Howe%20House%20old.jpg

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  5. BradGBradG says: 46 comments
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    1847 Georgian
    Melbourne, Australia,

    Does anyone have any thoughts on the double storey timber porch with square columns that’s been rebuilt post the 1987 photo?

    It looks too heavy for the simple lines of the 1840’s Greek Revival, and doesn’t match the fluted Tuscan columns on the main façade.

    Late Victorian addition maybe?

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  6. Elizabeth WElizabeth W says: 51 comments
    Calgary,

    What a shame this big, beautiful girl has fallen into such disrepair. I can only imagine how spectacular it could be with some TLC.

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  7. MJGMJG says: 2520 comments
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    CT

    My grandparents came to Derby CT from Italy so I know this house well. I have always wanted to see the inside of this house. Cool to see.

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  8. AmyBeeAmyBee says: 854 comments
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    1859 Mod Vern Greek Revival
    Lockport, NY

    Latest on the Howe House:
    Preservation Easement (ONLY exterior)
    https://www.preservationct.org/howehouseeasement

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  9. AmyBeeAmyBee says: 854 comments
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    1859 Mod Vern Greek Revival
    Lockport, NY

    Latest on Howe House:
    Preservation Easement (exterior ONLY)
    https://www.preservationct.org/howehouseeasement

    More details
    https://www.ctinsider.com/valley/nhregister/article/Deal-will-preserve-Derby-s-historical-Howe-House-14941733.php

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