Historic Village of Groton Bank

Cottage Style

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Examples of Cottage Style Victorian houses found on Groton Bank.

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Capt. James Waterman Buddington House, c. 1876

Capt. James Waterman Buddington built this cottage, his first house, next to the Greek Revival house of his father, James Monroe Buddington.   James W. was a cabin boy on his fathers voyage that discovered the abandonded British ship the "Resolute". During his career he was a whaler and sealer on 55 different vessels, some with his father.  James W. was a successful captain having years later purchased a very expensive large house a couple of blocks north of this house.  That house burned was rebuilt and burned again. Could his father’s “Resolute desk” have been in it?  James W. made the last whaling voyage from New London Harbor returning in 1909—thus ending the whaling era. 

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Elisha Miner's Cottage, c 1856

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Capt. William H. Avery House

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James M. Latham House, 1856

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This web site is sponsored by the Groton Bank Historical Association, Inc. (GBHA). GBHA’s objective is to research and promote the history of Groton Bank and to maintain the historical architecture and village character of this area listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  To accomplish this GBHA publishes information about Groton Bank and sponsors several historical-educational meetings annually.