The Elijah Barber House

This house was built about 1790 by Elijah Barber, father of historian John Warner Barber, who was born there in 1798. John was a prolific writer of historical works who traveled all over the state making pencil sketches in each town. The Wilson family purchased the house in 1812 and occupied it for over 100 years. They were the founders of the Wilson Brick Yards, which continued in the family until 1906. Leland P. Wilson was very active in Windsor's civic affairs. He was instrumental in getting water mains to Windsor and making Windsor a part of the Metropolitan Water District in 1929. He organized the Wilson Fire District, and served more than 20 years on the Windsor Board of Finance. © Windsor Historical Society.
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To the Patriots of Windsor, 1929
Rev. Reuel Hotchkiss Tuttle House, 1865
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Col. James Loomis House, 1822
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Tunxis Theater, 1922
Windsor Train Station, 1869-1870
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Washington Lodge #70, 1902
Union Street Fire Station, 1927
Amy Archer-Gilligan House, ca. 1880
Warham Mill Marker, 1933
Windsor Grist and Saw Mill, ca 1862
Bart's Restaurant, 1946
Farmington River Railroad Bridge, 1867
Palisado Cemetery, 1633
First Church in Windsor Meetinghouse, 1794
Strong-Howard House, 1757-1830
Horace Hayden Memorial, 1910
Rev. William Russell House, 1755
Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House, ca. 1767
John Mason Statue, 1889 & 1996
Founders of Windsor Monument, 1930
Pierson House, 1807
Poquonock Fire Company
St. Casimir's Lithuanian Society
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Joseph Rainey House
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