About Isaac Stevens
In 1786 leatherworker Isaac Stevens purchased half an acre of land on High (now Main) Street in Wethersfield, Connecticut. He began construction of his new home in 1788, and completed it in 1789 prior to his marriage to Sarah Wright that same year. Although smaller than its neighbors, the house is a center hall Georgian with handsome woodwork and paneling. On the first floor, the shutters slide closed, a common feature in commercial, not residential buildings.
Descendents of Isaac Stevens occupied the house until it was acquired by the Connecticut Colonial Dames, who restored the house from 1959-1963 and opened it to the public.