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Isaac Palmer House
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Location 736–756 Main St., Branford, Connecticut
Area 0.6 acres (0.24 ha)
Built 1810 (1810)
Built by Robinson, Linus
Architectural style Federal
MPS Colonial Houses of Branford TR
NRHP reference No. 88002643
Added to NRHP December 1, 1988

The Isaac Palmer House is a historic house at 736–756 Main Street in Branford, Connecticut, USA. Built about 1810, it is a good local example Federal period architecture. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.

Description and history

The Isaac Palmer House is located west of downtown Branford, on the north side of Main Street at its junction with Cedar Street. It is a 2+12-story wood-frame structure, with a side-gable roof and clapboarded exterior. It originally had a central chimney, which is no longer visible above the roof line. The main facade is five bays wide, with sash windows arranged symmetrically around the center entrance, each with a projecting cornice. The entrance is flanked by sidelight windows and wide Doric pilasters, and is topped by an entablature and projecting cornice. A two-story ell extends to the right of the main block, and a 20th-century garage is located at the rear of the property.

The house was built about 1810, probably by Linus Robinson shortly before he sold it to John Hobart and Edmund Palmer. It remained in the Palmer family through most of the 19th century and has since been subdivided into two units.

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