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Hempstead Houses

11 Hempstead St, New London, CT 06320

The Joshua Hempsted House is a historic house in New London, Connecticut. It is a ​2 1⁄2-story wood-frame structure, with a side-gable roof that has two front-facing gables. The left gable, in an unusual departure for houses of its age, projects forward of the main block, providing an enclosed vestibule on the first floor. Probably built c. 1678 by Joshua Hempsted, it is one of Connecticut's oldest surviving buildings, and has long been recognized for its architectural and historical significance. Connecticut Landmarks operates it and the adjacent 1759 Nathaniel Hempstead House as a historic house museum known as the Hempsted Houses. The houses have been restored to reflect a late 17th to mid 18th-century appearance.

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