Deming-Avery House, Old Lyme, Connecticut:
One of the oldest houses on the on Lyme Street, the Deming-Avery House was built in 1726. Additions have altered the original shape of the home, though it still represents the early Colonial style with a simple and symmetrical facade. The gambrel roof uses shorter timbers while increasing ceiling height, and the central chimney provides warmth to all parts of the house. A Royalist (Tory) embroidery sampler adorns the mantle of the fireplace. Father and son pair and U.S. Senators Thomas and Christopher Dodd have both lived in the house, as well as American impressionist, George Henry Bogert.
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