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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Whale Oil Row in New London, CT


Whale Oil Row is a row of four similar Greek Revival houses on Huntington Street in New London. They each have a portico with Ionic columns supporting a triangular Greek pediment with a semicircular window. The houses were built between 1835 and 1845 on speculation by Ezra Chappel. The original owners included two whaling ship owners, a merchant and a physician. Because the wealth of three of these owners derived from the whaling industry, the houses became known as “Whale Oil Row.”
from Historic Buildings of Connecticut

Unfortunately, none of these important historic homes has been restored to its original glory. Most have been temporarily maintained with vinyl siding, etc. Hopefully the future will see these buildings properly restored.





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