77 Broad Street Guilford, Connecticut

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32 p. : ill. 24 cm

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To my dear daughter Muriel Hart.
This privately printed pamphlet describes the house at 77 Broad Street in Guiford, Connecticut during the years 1887-1911 and includes biographical sketches of the children of the owners. The author was the daughter of the owners of the house at that time, Frank Havelock Bishop and his wife, Sophia Spencer Bishop.

Built by Stowe for his bride, Hepzibah Collins, this house with its five bays, 12/12 sash, center chimney with smokehouse in the attic, and six-light transom over what may be the original door is an excellent example of Guilford’s Colonial period. Isaac was a blacksmith who made household hardware as well as horseshoes in his shop behind the house. He and Hepzibah had ten children, one of whom, Isaac Jr., was killed by Indians in New York State during the Revolution. Their oldest daughter, Olive, married Christopher Spencer, also a blacksmith; it was their son,
Isaac Stowe Spencer, who founded the Spencer Foundry at 18 Fair Street.

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F104.G9 Hxx 196?

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Hart, Lucy Bishop. “77 Broad Street Guilford, Connecticut.” Rare Books. WCSU Archives, 9 July 2019. Accessed on the Web: 20 Aug. 2019.

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