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Aaron Bronson House
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Location 846 Southford Rd., Southbury, Connecticut
Area 5.4 acres (2.2 ha)
Built 1785 (1785)
Architectural style Colonial
NRHP reference No. 93000656
Added to NRHP July 29, 1993

The Aaron Bronson House is a historic house at 846 Southford Road in Southbury, Connecticut. Built about 1785, it is a good local example of a Colonial-style Cape, noted for its particularly fine and well-preserved interior. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.

Description and history

The Aaron Bronson House stands on the south side of Southford Road (Connecticut Route 67), southeast of the village center of Southbury. Its main block is a 1-1/2 story wood frame structure, with a central chimney and clapboarded exterior. A 19th-century ell extends to the rear, with a second, more modern ell, attached to it. The main facade is five bays wide, and is minimally adorned with just a Greek Revival entrance surround. The interior retains virtually all of its original Federal-style finishes, including paneled and pilastered fireplace surrounds, beaded moulding, and builtin cabinetry.

The early history of this house is not known in detail; it was probably built about 1785, based on its traditional Colonial form and early Federal period interior. The property was associated for many years with the locally prominent Bronson family, who were early colonial settlers of the region. Aaron Bronson, who was known to own it in the early 19th century, was a successful cordwainer (shoemaker) and buttonmaker, who left a substantial estate on his death in 1835. His son Augustus sold the house out of the family in 1847.

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