Clark Farm Tenant House
East Granby, Connecticut
Reconstructing the Appearance of the House
Although there are no known photographs of the tenant house, we can use archaeological and documentary evidence to create a hypothetical image of what it probably looked like:
- The footprint of the foundation gives us the dimensions of the main part of the house
- The 1937 State Highway map indicates the location of an ell, a well, and an outhouse.
- The ridge lines of the gable roofs can be discerned on the 1934 aerial photograph.
- The stone steps show us where the front door was.
- The concentration of brick fragments and ash in one test unit (JP 13) suggests the location of a chimney.
- The small size of the house, together with oral tradition from the 1940s that it was poorly built and sided with rough boards, suggests that there was little if any architectural embellishment.
Putting it all together gives us an image something like this: