Sun Tavern (1780)Sun Tavern (1780) Sun Tavern, on the Fairfield Green, was built about 1780, replacing an earlier Sun Tavern, burnt during the British raid of 1779. The Tavern was operated by Samuel Penfield, who acquired the property in 1761. George Washington stayed at the Tavern the night of October 16, 1789, during a presidential tour of New England.

If you enjoy looking through old architecture, and are captivated by the colonization of America and the original 13 colonies, you might be interested in this website, which features a wide variety of architecture from around Connecticut.

The Connecticut Colony was one of the original 13 colonies located on the Atlantic coast of North America. The original 13 colonies were divided into three areas consisting of the New England, Middle and Southern colonies. The Connecticut colony was grouped into one of the New England Colonies. It is interesting to know that Connecticut was an English colony that existed from 1636 until 1776 before it joined in with the other colonies in rebellion against Great Britain. Here is a quick overview of the colonies and their corresponding cities:

The New England Colonies:

  • Massachusetts Colony (1630) consisted of the cities of Boston, Quincy, Plymouth,Salem, Lexington and Concord
  • Rhode Island Colony (1636) consisted of the cities of Providence, Portsmouth and Newport
  • Connecticut Colony (1636) consisted of the cites of Hartford, New Haven, Wethersfield and Windsor
  • New Hampshire Colony (1638) consisted of the cites of Dover and Exeter

Here are some of the categories found on the Historic Buildings of Connecticut Blog.  I think you will enjoy reading through it, as much as I have. 

The Nehemiah Royce House (1672)

The Nehemiah Royce House (1672)

The Christopher Leffingwell House (1675)

The Christopher Leffingwell House (1675)

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