Now a part of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, this mansion still stands in grandeur in honor of its beautiful showcase of Queen Anne style architecture. Built as a rival to nearby homes, this home was flaunted for many years for its décor. It has been owned by a newspaper publisher and the grandniece of Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Frank Chamberlin had this beautiful Queen Anne style mansion built in 1884. It is thought that Mr. Chamberlin ordered the home to built so ornate in order to rival Mark Twain’s house next door.
After the Chamberlin family lived in the home, Willie Olcott Burr moved into the residence. Burr was popular for his role as publisher for The Hartford Times newspaper.
By 1940, the home was changing ownership once again. This time Katherine Seymour Day decided to make the home her own. She had previously purchased both her Great Aunt Harriet Beecher Stowe’s home and neighbor, Mark Twain’s home. This home allowed Ms. Day to own the entire corner of Farmington and Forest streets.
The three homes are now part of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, this house serves as offices for the organization.
The Day House is located at 77 Forest Street in Hartford, Connecticut.
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