While in Waterford, CT on my road trip I wanted to stop by and see the Rogers House in the photos below. My cousin took them many years ago, probably in the 80’s if I had to guess. It’s 11 Magonk Point Road in Waterford. Here’s the pictures my cousin took of the house.
However…. this is what I found at 11 Magonk Point Road. A lovely home, No? It would appear that the Rogers home was torn down. 😦 I found some info on line that said the house that stands there now was built in 2010 but I don’t know how accurate that is.
The Rogers House was mentioned in this book on the history of Waterford, It was built on land originally belonging to James Rogers, who in 1686 deeded the land and a house to his son, Jonathan, who drowned off Gull Island in 1697. It is thought that the stonework from the original James Rogers house was probably incorporated into the house that stood there until, well until it was torn down by the folks who built their lovely mansion on top of it. Not that I’m bitter about this or anything. When I visited the New London Historical Society a few days later I asked the lady there about this, a historical home being torn down and she said that it’s happening all over New London County at an alarming rate.
Here’s the book on the History of Waterford that mentions the house.
Here is a book I found at the New London Historical Society that also mentioned the house.
Here’s an article I found in The Day that mentions the house as well as a historic home in Waterford.