Drawing of Wadsworth Beecher House by Emily Noyes Vanderpoel
watercolor and ink on paper
Emily Noyes Vanderpoel (1842-1939)
Litchfield Historical Society
8" length x 10" width
Watercolor and ink drawing of the Rev. Lyman Beecher house which was previously located on North St. (the house no longer stands.) The image is taken from an angle standing on the north side of the home. There is a white picket fince in front and trees in the yard. The house has three stories with a one story extension off of the back of the main house. Written on the back of the drawing "On the corner of North and Prospect Sts. The house in which Rev. Lyman Beecher lived when he preached in Litchfield, Conn. It was moved by Dr. Henry W. Buel to make part of the group of buildings at Spring Hill [School] about 1876 and is still there in 1928. There was a room in the attic in which the large end window, arched, was Dr. Beecher's study described by Harriet Beecher in one of her books. She and Henry Ward Beecher were both born in that house. Drawing made by E.N. Vanderpoel."
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