Floyd to Discuss Historic House

January 11th, 2015

Centerbrook Partner Chad Floyd will open the Madison Historical Society’s Frederick Lee Lectures with a talk about the Nathaniel Dudley House, known as the General’s Residence, in Madison. Typical of homes that date to the transition between the Colonial and Federal eras, it was built by Ensign Nathaniel Dudley and later sold to Captain Edward Griffin, a schooner master who sailed between Madison and the West Indies. A slave owner, Griffin actually entombed two of his slaves within the walls of the house, which is why the house is said to be haunted.

The lecture is at 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 11 (snow date is January 18) at the Madison Memorial Town Hall, 8 Meeting House Way. Suggested donation: $5, adults; $4 MHS members; $2, students and children ages 10 and older. For more information, call 203.245.4567 or visit the Madison Historical Society's website.

The Frederick Lee Lectures are an annual series that covers a variety of topics from important persons and historic places and events to matters of preservation, conservation, and stewardship. The theme of the 2015 series is “A Great House, A Great Story,” an exploration of three historic Madison homes and the ways in which their stories exemplify the periods in which they were built and lived in.