Property Overview Inventory List District Map

The Thrall Farm

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View of the main residence, Thrall Farm, southeast corner; Source: State Historic Resource Inventory.
Year of Establishment:
Notes on Establishment:
Approved by CCT on 12/6/2000, Established on 4/17/2001
Property Authority:
Vernon Historic Properties Commission

Map of the local historic property retrieved from Vernon Historic Properties Study Committee Report, 2000, SHPO Library, Hartford.

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House with barns, shed and other landscape features (pool)
Architectural Style:
18th Century with later 19th and mid 20th century alterations

This farmstead features the main house and several out-buildings, representing two-and-one-half centuries of occupancy of the farm. The main house currently features a two-story central structure with one-story wings at each side and a one-story ell at the rear. The barn features a three-bay timber frame with a pergola attached to the west gable shelters a terrace adjacent to an in-ground swimming pool. Other out-buildings include a garage set into the side of a hill to the east of the barn, a storage shed and a well house with a cupola. The property reflects the needs of its varied owners, during its tenure as both a working farm and a suburban enclave. [2]

The Thrall Farm is an excellent example of the varied uses to which land in rural Vernon was subjected over the years as the agrarian economy was transformed from farming, to recreation, and currently to ex-urban life.[2]

[1] Property information retrieved from the town of Fairfield website
[2]Report of the Vernon Historic Properties Study Committee, 2000, SHPO Library, Hartford.
Assessor and GIS information retrieved from the website
[3] Additional information retrieved from Historic barns of Connecticut,
[SR]Thrall Farm, Historic Resource Inventory, Attached with the Study Committee report, SHPO Library, Hartford.

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