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Sturges-Wright house

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Colonial Revival

c.1764, 1920s

A three bay, two story Colonial saltbox with central chimney, the house evolved from a small First Period house with timber frame and exposed gunstock posts. Around 1765 it was enlarged to create the basic Georgian form now evident on the front facade. A rear addition, Colonial Revival front portico and interior changes were made in the early 20th century.

The house is a remarkable record of 350 years of building styles and techniques ending with the Colonial Revival changes made by artist and illustrator George Hand Wright (1873-1951). Wright lived and worked here from 1908 to his death.

Study Report prepared April 2011 for Westport Local Historic Property Study Committee
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