The Calkins Family Association bought Hugh’s house in 2020!

Published on
November 3, 2022

The historical home of our ancestor Hugh Calkins II, located at 232 West Town Street, Norwich, Connecticut, was slated for demolition. The Calkins Family Association (CFA) Board of Directors overwhelmingly agreed to purchase his home and rescue it from the wrecking ball.

The plan is to make it a public education center, research library, and museum staffed by volunteers. We have saved the house, now let's work to preserve it.

Located in the Bean Hill National Register District of Norwich, Connecticut, this original land plot, first owned by the John Pease family, dates back to the town’s founding of 1659. Starting around 1683, Hugh Calkins (Caulkins), grandson of Hugh and Ann, purchased the land on which this home was built [Hugh-John-Hugh II]. Hugh’s second wife was Lois Standish, granddaughter of Captain Myles Standish of the Mayflower. Hugh died in 1722, long before the Revolutionary War. Our ancestors literally helped build our great nation. At least 6 generations of Calkins have live there until the 1870's.

We have a loan of $115,000. We are seeking some large benefactors. For info email our treasurer, Maggie, at [email protected] or call her at 216-509-3609.

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization making your donations tax deductible.

Property details: 0.54 acres, zoned commercial. The house is 2 stories with an attic and cellar with a dirt floor. It sits on a stone foundation with log beams and central fireplace.

Thank you for any assistance you can provide for this exciting project. We saved Hugh’s house!

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