Norwalk plan would add 8 residences at Stiles Curtis Dwelling site

NORWALK — A proposal to alter the historic Stiles Curtis Dwelling inside the Norwalk Inexperienced Historic District, together with eight residences and two buildings to the property, has obtained its first approval inside the course of.

The problem, which was permitted last week by the Norwalk Harbor Administration Price, comprises preserving the distinctive setting up and together with two new constructions on the plot, in step with metropolis paperwork.

Constructed inside the 1830s, the development was dwelling to Stiles Curtis, who was born in Stratford and moved to Norwalk spherical 1832, in step with the historic analysis of the property. The historic analysis was carried out by preservationist Tod Bryant, of Heritage Sources.

“This wood-framed Italianate house is listed inside the Nationwide Register of Historic Places as a contributing asset to the Norwalk Inexperienced Historic District,” Bryant wrote inside the analysis. “Stiles Curtis was a wealthy service supplier and banker who was involved in a couple of of Norwalk’s most crucial early civic actions and corporations.”

In 1836, Curtis was elected as one in every of many first burgesses of the Borough of Norwalk, now commonly known as the First Taxing District, in step with Bryant. He served as warden of the payment from 1845-51.

In 1849, Curtis was a founding father of town’s first monetary establishment, The Norwalk Monetary financial savings Society. In 1857, he was one in every of many founders of The Monetary establishment of Norwalk, in step with Bryant.