Ellsworth, Oliver, Homestead

Also known as: Elmwood
778 Palisado Ave., Windsor, Connecticut


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From 1782 to 1807, Elmwood was the Connecticut home of Oliver Ellsworth (1745-1807), a framer of the United States Constitution, author of the Judiciary Act of 1789 establishing the Federal Court System, and the third Chief Justice of the United States. The house, an 18th century 2 1/2 clapboarded dwelling, is located a short distance back from the road in a residential area of modern homes in the northern part of Windsor, and is owned and adminsistered by the Connecticut Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 20, 1989

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 6, 1970
Reference number
Architectural style
Areas of significance
Law; Politics/Government; Architecture
Levels of significance
National; State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Periods of significance
1700-1749; 1800-1824; 1825-1849
Significant years
1740; 1783

Update Log 

  • October 26, 2017: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett