Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Avery Copp House

Groton, CT  2015

The area bordering on the east bank of the Thames River was first settled back in the 1600's, and is now part of the the city of Groton.  This historic house was built about 1800 by Rufus Avery and has remained with one family through many generations.  The last owner/resident was Joe Copp who died in 1991 at the age of 101.  After inheriting the house from his parents in 1930, Joe kept the house exactly as he found it.  Today it is considered a "time capsule" depicting local history from the 1800's and is open seasonally as a museum. 

1 comment:

  1. The house is a beauty. And finding it intact after one person lived so long in it must feel like an archaeological discovery.