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ctlymanhousetalksThomas Lyman House, 105 Middlefield Road, Durham

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the c. 1778 Thomas Lyman IV House is one of Durham’s finest examples of Georgian-style architecture.  Stately and spacious, the Thomas Lyman IV House is sited on 13 acres of pristine land including ponds, streams and waterfalls.  The house has been documented in the Historic American Building Survey (HABS) and Durham’s Heritage by Milton H. White.  Thomas Lyman IV served as quartermaster of the First Connecticut Regiment in the Revolutionary War and as a delegate to the State Constitutional Convention in 1818.  It is believed that Lyman as a friend of Thomas Jefferson and Lafayette, the latter Lyman reportedly entertained in this house on several occasions.   The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation currently owns this home and seeks a preservation-minded buyer who will maintain this historic property for generations to come.  Asking price is $699,900.

The house will be sold with a preservation easement to ensure that it will continue to be a highlight in the Durham landscape, and the Trust will use the proceeds to launch a new revolving fund for preservation projects around the state.  For more information about the house contact the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation at (203) 562-6312 or the listing agent for the Trust, Jay Berardino or Julie Raymond at Berardino Realtors, 40 Main Street Durham, CT  06422 Office Phone (203) 349-0344;

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