Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Hartford CT

Front Harriet Beecher Stowe House

Front Harriet Beecher Stowe House

 

This Gothic Revival style home was built in 1871 for Franklin Chamberlin in the Nook Farm neighborhood of Hartford CT.  The Stowe’s bought the 17 room residence in 1873 and Harriet lived there for 23 years – until her death.  I knew Harriet Beecher Stowe authored Uncle Tom’s Cabin – a powerful anti-slavery novel, but I did not know much else about her.  Harriet was an accomplished author of thirty books and numerous articles.  She was also the “Martha Stewart” of her day – having authored The American Woman’s Home in 1869 – a manual for women on all aspects of child rearing, house keeping, cooking and nutrition, and interior decoration.

The interior of the house shows her sense of style and showcases several of her paintings. Well worth a trip to Hartford, Ct.

North-East exposure

North-East exposure

 

For more photos of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Visit my Flickr site.

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