A New Haven history blog exploring the past of the old Roger Sherman house, at approximately 1032 Chapel Street, New Haven, Connecticut. Inhabited for millenia by Native Americans, planted by Puritans in 1638, this ground has been home to: a house built by Roger Sherman for his family; the Gaius Fenn Warner mansion, (with double-bow front!) by architect Henry Austin; Carll's Opera House; a radical Republican League club; the Hyperion theatre; a less radical Union League club, (there was bowling!) by architect Richard Williams; a succession of French fine dining restaurants; and much more. While the Roger Sherman house is no longer standing, it continues to stand for New Haven, guided by history.
Roger Sherman, also of Connecticut, was known to have given one of the shortest speeches in history at a bridge dedication ceremony when he said, "I think it will hold up all right," while testing the strength of the bridge with one foot.
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