Property Overview Inventory List District Map

Morehouse Taylor House

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Year of Establishment:
Property Authority:
Historic District Commission
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Buildings, Open Space
Architectural Style:
18th Century

The early 18th century cape form Morehouse Taylor House is located at 81 Clapboard Hill Road, near its intersection with Maple Avenue South in the Green's Farms section of Westport, Connecticut. The modest farmhouse is situated in a residential neighborhood of period historic house with 20th and 21st century infill construction. Located in a typical New England wooded coastal plain, the area was once farmland, near Long Island Sound. Constructed c. 1727 in transitional style, the one and half story, one and a half room deep structure has two 20th century ells attached to the northern or rear elevation. The side gables, wood frame structure is sheathed in painted, face-nailed shingles. [2]

On March 3rd, 1727/28, Nathan Morehouse, son of Thomas Morehouse II, a member of Green's Farm Trainband, purchased a small parcel of land on Clapboard Hill Road. It is believed that he soon erected the dwelling house at 81 Clapboard Hill Road. The Morehouse Taylor House is a rare surviving example of early 18th century transitional architecture that retains much of its historic fabric, rests on its original foundation and has not been compromised by later additions. [2]

Assessors information retrieved from the website
[1] Historic Property information retrieved from the town of website
[2] Morehouse Taylor House, Report of Town of Westport Historic District Commission, 2009, SHPO library, Hartford.
[3] Historic District handbook accessed in the town website [].
GIS information retrieved from

Date of Compilation:
Manjusha Patnaik, CT Trust for Historic Preservation