Street Address
225 Prospect St
Winsted, CT 06098
Mailing Address
PO 206
Winsted, CT 06098
phone: 860-379-8433
Staff
Milly Hudak, President, WHS

Description

Solomon Rockwell House (c.1813), a classical Revival Colonial mansion, displays Victorian fashions, doll house, military collection, extensive collection of Civil War memorabilia, paintings by Erastus Salisbury Field. Fire department museum.

At the corner of Meadow St., the imposing Solomon Rockwell House, built in 1813, is now headquarters of the Winchester Historical Society, with an exhibit of antiques. A projecting pediment is supported by 4 columns. The Barn in the rear is one of the gems of late Colonial architecture: a pedimented gable with semi-elliptical window, and heavy molding below the pediment and around the entire roof. There is also a small Cabin with somewhat similar treatment, except for square pillars on the corners, with Corinthian capitals.