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Wesleyan Proposes Demolition of Historic Washington Terrace Homes


On December 15th The Middletown Eye Published An Article On: Wesleyan University plans to demolish (or move, if they can find a willing participant), two historic homes at Washington Terrace to expand their film studies facilities. Both houses are on the ...


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On December 15th The Middletown Eye Published An Article On: Wesleyan University plans to demolish (or move, if they can find a willing participant), two historic homes at Washington Terrace to expand their film studies facilitiesBoth houses are on the Connecticut Historical Society's survey of historic structures in Connecticut319 Washington Terrace The house at 319 Washington Terrace is known as the Jackson HouseIt was first purchased in 1783 to Francis Sage and later conveyed to Charles Hunter Jackson, a commodore in the US NavyIt remained in the Jackson family until 1937, and was purchased by Wesleyan in 1958.And 329 Washington Terrace The house at 329 Washington Terrace is known as the Starr-Rand HouseA house built by Captain John Wetmore was built on the site in 1792The current house was built on the original foundation between 1825-1850 by Philip Curtis Rand or his widowCaptain John Wetmore was a decedent of Thomas Wetmore who died in 1681 and was one of the early settlers of Middletown!Click To contact Wesleyan UniversitySubscribe Thanks for your feedback.Thanks for your feedback! 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