By Janet Serra

Posted: 07/18/2017 11:47:16

The Naugatuck Historical Society has organized a summer house tour on Saturday, August 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. of some of the grand homes in this charming Connecticut Valley community that borders the Naugatuck River. Many of the architectural buildings in the center of the town were designed by the famous architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White making it a pleasant center to visit.

The house tour will feature a number of homes on Terrace, Hillside, Millville and Rockwell Avenues. The highlight of this house tour is a visit to the famous Tuttle House that will be the future home of the Naugatuck Historical Society. The Bronson B. Tuttle House is a brick brownstone house built by John Howard Whittemore in the Queen Anne style in 1881. The gable ends and tower dormers are decorated with a quarter sunburst design. There is quatre-foil-pierced terra cotta cresting along the roof line. The house remained in the Tuttle family until 1935 when it was given to the Borough of Naugatuck.

The house tour is self guided and with a rain date of August 6. Advance tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members of the historical society. Tickets on the day of the tour will be available at the historical society, starting at 9:30 a.m. located on 171 Church Street in Naugatuck and will be $30.

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