Tuttle House, Naugatuck, Connecticut:
In 1858, industrialists Bronson B. Tuttle and John Howard Whittemore formed a company eventually known as Naugatuck Malleable Iron. Tuttle’s home, unlike that of his partner Whittemore, still stands in Naugatuck Center at the north end of Church Street. Built from 1879 to 1881, the brick and brownstone mansion was designed by Robert Wakeman Hill of Waterbury. The home is of the Queen Anne architectural style and elaborated with Gothic elements. Its gable ends and tower dormers are decorated with a quarter sunburst design. Along its roofline is quatrefoil-pierced terracotta cresting. An original wraparound porch was later removed.
The house remained in the Tuttle family until 1935, when it was given to the Borough of Naugatuck and has served as a school, then as offices for the Naugatuck Board of Education. Tuttle House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Now it’s home to the Naugatuck Historical Society.