The small white cottage at 138 Main Street, home to the Farmington Historical Society, and its neighbor at 140 Main Street, are time travelers in a sense — unique 18th-century workmen’s cottages that provide a view into the town’s past.
The cottages, which were built in the late 1700s as a shop and housing for workmen, were donated to the historical society in 1998, by the town and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. After restoring the cottages, the society moved into 138 Main Street in 2003. The smaller cottage next door, a hat shop in the 18th century, is now rented out as a residence.
For more information: http://farmingtonhistoricalsociety-ct.org/?p=2079
For more information about the 18th Century Garden: http://farmingtonhistoricalsociety-ct.org/?p=2084