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Lewis Walker House

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Lewis Walker House
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Rutland Library
Collection Title
Leonard Croft Archives
Collection Description
Leonard Croft archives
Rutland Library blueprint, Phil Mandolare photos
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This ca. 1850 home was one of at least three Lewis Walker homes; there having been Lewis Walkers in Clarendon for 6 generations.  The other two were directly across the road from this one on Walker Mountain Road and one on the west side of Quarterline Rd a little north of where the Chippenhook Schoolhouse is now.  All three can be seen on the 1869 map (see  the Reference Materials collection). This is the only one that survives.  The cover photo is this home in 2006 courtesy of Town of Clarendon records. 

Leonard Croft (1851 - 1939) was a civil engineer and surveyor from Clarendon and in 1911 he did this survey (below) of this property at the corner of Walker Mountain Rd and East Tinmouth Rd.  Of particular interest is it shows the footprint of the house before the wing to the rear and side of the home was torn down in 2017 when the home was gutted as part of a total renovation.  It had fallen into disrepair to the point of being uninhabitable. 

Also of interest is it shows the Walker Mountain Rd - East Tinmouth Rd intersection in the traditional pre-automobile curved style when curved intersections were more appropriate for horse drawn wagons. 

Below are photos from 2018 courtesy of Town of Clarendon records  and then courtesy of Phil Mandolare of the home as it stood in March 2020 still undergoing renovations that will essentially make it a new home in an old frame. 

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