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NHS Historical Building Plaque Program

Recognizing early Norwalk structures & those who built them

Founded in 1651, Norwalk played a vital part in the early growth of Connecticut and our nation. Historic buildings of Norwalk are a lasting reminder of this rich history and of the people who lived here.

The purpose of The Norwalk Historical Society Building Plaque Program is to call attention to the historic character of our city and give recognition to early buildings such as houses, barns, and stores - and to the people who built them.

Plaques with the official seal of the Norwalk Historical Society are available through the society for Norwalk houses and other buildings which are 100 years and older. To qualify for a plaque, the building must be documented according to the Historical Society procedures and recognizable as a historic building.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does a NHS Plaque restrict any future alterations of the house or building?

No, the purpose of the plaque is to recognize the historic nature of the building and in no way restricts any sort of alteration.

By what means is the date of the house determined?

The dating of the house is done by deed research (and other primary source information) as well as by architectural review.

What is the cost?

The cost of the research report and a plaque is $400. A professional report prepared by the Historical Society includes documented historic research.The white hardwood plaque is approximately 10" wide by 12" high with the official seal of the Norwalk Historical Society and bears the name and date of the building. This classically designed plaque is a distinctive way of honoring the building and its owners.

For more information, call 203-846-0525 or email us at info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org

Currently Plaqued Houses

St.JohnHouse
The Jacob St. John House c. 1724
OlmsteadHouse
The Aaron Olmstead House c. 1868
MerrillHouse
The Merrill House c. 1870

Thomas Hyatt House
Jacob St. John House
Governor Fitch Law Office
Captain Eli Reed House
Hezekiah Jarvis House
John Eversley House
John Barnes House
The Reed House
Elizabeth Sears House
William Bouton House
Benjamin Lockwood House
Samuel Street House
Lewis Raymond Sr. House
The Cotton Factory
Samuel Richards House
Phebe Comstock House
Downtown District Schoolhouse
Giles Gregory House
Lewis Raymond Jr. House
Harriet Platt House
Norwalk Town House
Mary Austin House
LeGrand Johnson House
William H. Wilcox House
Charles Olmstead House
David M. Fillow House
Rosewell Hyatt House

1677
1724
c. 1740
c. 1780
c. 1789
c. 1790
c. 1790
c. 1790
c. 1790
c. 1800
c. 1803
c. 1803
1810
c. 1810
c. 1815
c. 1824
1826
1829
c. 1829
1835
1835
c. 1835
1839
1839
c. 1840
c. 1840
c. 1840

Lewis Tuttle House
Rufus Rider House
Onesimus Brown Cottage
Chittim-Howell House
John & Hannah Weed House
Henry Johnson House
Weed-Stevens House
Ira Ford Hoyt House
Norwalk Methodist Church
Broad River School House
The Trolley Barn
Stephen Henry House
Christina & Henry Ely House
Silas Gregory House
Aaron Olmstead House
West Norwalk Chapel
Clayton & Ethel Gregory House
Charles Reynolds House
The Merrill House
The Gate Keeper’s Lodge
No. Five Mile River Schoolhouse
Henry Selleck House
Friend-Pesak House
Scam-Rosenfield House
Henry S. Lockwood House
Buttery-Culpeper House
Mary & Fred. Saunders House
Cable-Gutherie House

c. 1841
c. 1841
c. 1844
1849
c. 1850
1852
c. 1855
c. 1856
c. 1856
1861
c. 1864
c. 1865
1867
c. 1868
c. 1868
1868
1869
c. 1870
c. 1870
1870
1872
c. 1880
1883
1890
1891
c. 1895
1896
1896