Elm Park, Norwalk CT

Elm Park was one of the first Victorian great houses to be built.  It was designed by architect Detlef  Lienau for LeGrand Lockwood in 1868.  In 1876, Charles D. Mathews bought the mansion and his family lived there until 1938 without making many changes to the beautiful interior spaces.  Then the house came under the ownership of the City of Norwalk, and has withstood several attempts to tear it down.  Today, it is known as the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, a National Historic Landmark, and it is receiving loving care.

Elm Park

Elm Park

The mansion may look familiar to you.  It has been used in several movies such as The Stepford Wives and Dark Shadows.

Roof Line Detail

Roof Line Detail

Another View of the Mansion

Another View of the Mansion

View 3 of Mansion

View 3 of Mansion

Front Entrance Elm Park

Front Entrance Elm Park

Weather Vane

Weather Vane

Gate House

Gate House - Elm Park

Coach House - Elm Park

Coach House - Elm Park

Interior - Green House - Elm Park

Interior - Green House - Elm Park

Rotunda Sky Light

Rotunda Sky Light

For more photos you can visit my Flickr site.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Norwalk CT

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s