Friday, June 3, 2016

The Joseph Loomis House, 1640, Windsor, Connecticut

We recently took a trip to Connecticut to visit some ancestral places.  We visited Wethersfield, and Hartford, and dropped by the town of Windsor to find the LOOMIS homestead.  It was the home of Joseph Loomis (1590 - 1658) sometime around 1640, and it was expanded into the main part of the house you see above by his son, John Loomis, in 1688.  

I knew it was on the grounds of the Loomis Chaffee prep school, but the directions were confusing. It was a lovely school to explore with extensive grounds by a beautiful river.  I had printed out a photo from Wikipedia, so when we found it I could match it up with the photo.  The sign on the corner of the house confirmed that we had found the right house!  It is a private residence and not open to the public. 

My 2013 blog post with my LOOMIS lineage:

Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, Connecticut

The Loomis Homestead, at Wikipedia - 

More information on the homestead by the Loomis Family Association:


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "The Joseph Loomis House, 1640, Windsor, Connecticut", Nutfield Genealogy, posted June 3, 2016,  ( accessed [access date]).

1 comment:

  1. Great photos! I have one or two that my father took in the 50s when he was a student at the school. I hadn't realized it was a private residence.