Historic Simsbury House Purchased By Investor Group

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The former Ensign House in the center of Simsbury has been sold for $1 million. Photo Courtesy of RM Bradley Brokerage Co.

The former Ensign House in the center of Simsbury has been sold for $1 million. Photo Courtesy of RM Bradley Brokerage Co.

The former Joseph R. Ensign House — a three-story, Renaissance Revival structure in the center of Simsbury —  has been sold to an investor group for $1 million.

Chestnut Hill Associates of Simsbury LLC acquired the 17,000-square-foot building at 690 Hopmeadow St. from Webster Bank, which had used it for office space and a branch, according to RM Bradley Brokerage Co., the sole broker in the deal.

Webster moved out of the space in November and has relocated the branch nearby to 708 Hopmeadow St.

RM Bradley said Chestnut Hill Associates has not revealed its plans for the building but “have expressed their intention to maintain 690 Hopmeadow Street’s historic presence in the center of Simsbury.”

Chestnut Hill Associates could not be immediately reached for comment.

The house was built in 1910 for Ensign and his wife, Mary Phelps Ensign, according to historicbuildingsct.com. Joseph Ensign had followed his father, Ralph Hart Ensign, as president of the Ensign-Bickford Co.

According to the web site, the house was first used in 1955 as the parish house for First Church which is across the street.

 

 

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