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Property Details - 22 Church St

Address: 22 Church St
Inventory Num: 53
Location: West side Route 85, 0.2 Mi South of Rte 66
Year Built: 1806
Builder: Unknown
Style: Federal
Current Use: Residence
National Register of Historic Places(District)1993
Notable Architectural Features:
Home of Physician John S. Peters, Governor of Connecticut (1831-1833)
Date [built] (Source) 1806 (H. A. B. S.) Orig Owner Governor John S. Peters Present Owner [1935-37] Noble E. Lord Exterior The roof, fairly flat, is covered with red tin at present. ,The cornice is of an elaborate Greek Revival type, with large members. Doorway The porch is supported by slender columns of a composite Doric order, and has an elaborate cornice. The door has heavy sunken paneling, six panels and is flanked by fluted pilasters and surmounted by a leaded fanlight. Interior The mantels are very elaborate, the fireplaces projecting slightly into the room and paneled at either side. A large panel above, and an elaborate classical cornice.
(WPA Architectural Survey - ca. 1935 - # 12)

"This is the historic Governor Peters' House, one of Hebron's most beautiful homes. Of very dignified architecture, four chimneys, an ell and extensions, and has very lovely grounds. One noticeably rare feature is the line of fence posts with linked chains across the front lawn; as each post must be set ten feet into the ground, it is most rare to see a perfect-standing, perfect fence of this type."
(from Hebron, Ct: Hebron Historical Society booklet prepared for America's Bicentennial)
Although not built by Ephraim J. Wilcox [1843-1912], the house was altered and modernized by him. Ephraim J. Wilcox, of Hebron, also built the Hebron Congregational Church and the Douglas Library.
(Commemorative Biographical Record of Tolland and Windham Counties, Connecticut Publisher: J.H. Beers & Co., Chicago; 1903, p. 459 )