Nehemiah Bristol / Rev. Samuel Andrew House

124 North Street • Milford, CT • River Park Historic District

Historical Significance

This house is significant as a good example of a New England Colonial. This house was built circa 1800 on land purchased by Nehemiah Bristol. It was originally the home of the Reverend Samuel Andrew.

Reverend Andrew, a Harvard graduate, was third pastor of the First Church of Milford (from 1685 - 1738) and one of the founders and original trustees of Yale College, and served as its rector pro tempore from 1707 - 1719. It is claimed that Rector Andrew taught the Yale senior class in this house.

It was then purchased by Nehemiah Bristol. In 1701, Andrew was granted a 999-year lease from Common Land Committee for the land and his dwelling house for $45. Bristol rebuilt the house after he acquired the lease.


124 North Street is a two-and-one-half story New England Colonial. The ridge is set parallel to the street and there is a massive brick chimney located centrally along the ridge. There are wide overhangs of the roof at the eaves and the rake. The facade is 5/5 bays wide with a central entrance. The entrance is shielded by a flat-roofed portico with a projecting cornice and supported by Doric columns. The door is topped by a transom. Windows are 12/12 double-hung sash with plain trim. A shed-roofed portico supported by square posts is located on the southern elevation. The house is clad in clapboards and rests on a raised fieldstone foundation.

Interrelationship of Building and Surroundings

This house is located on the western side of North Street in a residential neighborhood of historic homes near the corner of the "Kissing Bridge" over the Wepawaug River

Additional Information

Common Name:  Rev. Samuel Andrew House
Date(s):  c. 1800
Style(s):  Colonial
Historic Use:  Single-family residence
Present Use:  Single-family residence

Exterior visible from public road.


Meredith and Ryan. Town Wide Survery of Milford, CT, 1977.
Town of Milford Assessor's Record.

Compiled by:
Stacey Vairo, Scheller Preservation Associates
12 Orchard Lane, Watertown, CT 06795

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