Special Picture # 328 – The Trumbull House – Then and Now – 1756 Chimney and Fireplaces


Last week, in the pictures of the beams in the 1756 original portion of the Trumbull House, you could see part of the massive chimney. This week, I’m posting pictures of the five fireplaces, each one venting through this one central chimney. It is very possible that all the bricks were made by Nero Hawley, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nero_Hawley) a slave owned by Daniel Hawley, who built this house as a wedding present for his son and daughter-in-law in 1756. Nero Hawley was a remarkable man who earned his freedom and continued as a brick-maker in Trumbull. Wikipedia just gives the highlights. There is quite a bit more by just using Google.

1756 Kitchen Fireplace


1756 close-up of Kitchen Warming Oven


1756 Dining Room Fireplace


1756 Living Room fireplace


1756 Master Bedroom Fireplace


1756 Nursery Fireplace


Tomorrow I’ll post another Guest Post from GPCoc, pacificparatrooper.wordpress.com. Continuing on the transportation theme, this post is entitled “It Was Hard to Keep the Good Times Rollin'” I think you will enjoy it.

Next week I’ll be posting letters written in 1946. Dan and Paulette are patiently – or impatiently – awaiting the arrival of little “Jean-Pierre”. Lad, Marian, Dick and Jean are all living in the Trumbull House with Grandpa and Aunt Betty. Ced remains in Alaska and Dave is in Manila but expects to be on his way home soon.

Judy Guion