Disassembled and stored in a trailer twenty years ago, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s house has now been restored and placed online for sale.
Constructed in 1811, the Litchfield house served as abolitionist writer Harriet Beecher Stowe’s birthplace and residence until she reached 14. Eleven children lived under the its roof until it became a sanitarium, and was subsequently purchased by a private school.
Via the Hartford Courant
The Forman School sold this property for a puny one dollar in 1997, and it was later deconstructed for storage. The buyer had initially intended to establish a museum showcasing the early history of the author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” but the plan was forfeited and the remains of the house sold to a Woodbury antiques dealer, Art Pappas.
Patrick Raycraft/Courant file photo
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