Photo of Alsop House at Wesleyan University (Source: National Parks Service)
Updated: Saturday, 17 Jan 2009, 5:19 PM EST
Published : Saturday, 17 Jan 2009, 5:06 PM EST
Washington (AP) - A historic home on the Wesleyan University campus in Middletown is among several spots that have been designated as national historic landmarks.
The National Park System's advisory board recommended the spots, and Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne made the designations yesterday.
Connecticut's landmark is the Richard Alsop IV House in Middletown.
It was built in the Romantic Classicism architectural style between 1838 and 1840 by Richard Alsop IV, son of the poet and "Hartford wit" Richard Alsop III.
Originally built for Alsop's widowed mother, the house remained in the Alsop family until Wesleyan purchased it in 1948.
The other newly designated national landmarks are in Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, California, Florida, Colorado, Wisconsin and Arizona.
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