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Fyler–Hotchkiss Estate

192 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790
Hotchkiss-Fyler House

Hotchkiss-Fyler House.

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The Fyler–Hotchkiss Estate, also known as the Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum, is a historic house museum in Torrington, Connecticut. The estate complex includes two houses and a carriage house, set back from the street. Its main house is a well-preserved and distinctive example of Chateauesque Victorian architecture. It is also significant for its association with Orsamus Fyler, a prominent local politician and businessman.

The house is operated by the Torrington Historical Society, which also runs the adjacent Torrington History Museum. The history museum includes the Hendey Machine Shop Exhibit, described as a "case study in the rise and fall of one of the many manufacturing companies that were established in 19th century Torrington." The centerpiece of the exhibit is a 1930s-era reproduction machine shop with a working lathe, shaper and milling machine.

The facility also houses the John H. Thompson Memorial Library containing research materials about local history. These include materials about 19th century abolitionist John Brown, who was born in Torrington.

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