A map of the plan of New Haven when there were only 157 houses, drawn by Joseph Brown

"General George H. Ford has in this week's Chronicle an illustrated article on 'Roger Sherman and His New Haven Home,' which is extremely interesting, as well as instructive. It relates to the Roger Sherman house, a quotation being given from the town records of New Haven obtained by General Ford, defining the plot purchased by… Continue reading A map of the plan of New Haven when there were only 157 houses, drawn by Joseph Brown

Richard Platt lot in 1641

"The lot on which the [Old Sherman House] stood appears on the map of 1641, one of the earliest recorded maps in the history of the New Haven colony, and was known as the 'Richard Platt' lot. In 1761, one hundred and twenty years later, the property was sold to Roger Sherman."-Excerpt courtesy of, "The… Continue reading Richard Platt lot in 1641