Meriden, Conn. (WTNH) - Built 300 years ago and still looking beautiful today along North Colony Road, the Solomon Goffe House is Meriden's oldest building.
Karen Keene dresses the part and is a volunteer showcasing the building's two stories of history and beauty.
"I just love the whole building!"
Solomon Goffe, a local farmer, had some help building this English style house from his dad.
"His son built this house as a replica of his grandfather's house, which is still standing up in Wethersfield," Keene said.
"There have been additions. Rooms have been decorated to reflect the 18th and 19th century. Some original, unique designs are still as pretty today.
"In the bed chamber there's a built in cabinet with lobed shelves you will only find in the CT River Valley area."
Pictures show how the house looked from the early 1900s to the 1970s after it was transformed to an inn and restaurant. Former curator of 35 years Bernice Shelberg worked with the City of Meriden to bring the original look back.
"Back in 1976 she had it brought back to the original size and refurbished and she raised funds to have it furnished," Keene.
She also stopped demolition to build a gas station on the site too. When asking Karen if there are any famous connections to the house, she said "there is some documentation that George Washington stopped and stayed here at one point."
Perhaps you will be next to check out this gem still standing in the Silver City. Donations keep the museum as nice as it is today.
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