The home of iconic American author Lizzie Borden on Foothill Boulevard in New Haven was listed on Friday on the National Register of Historic Places with a price tag expected to skyrocket: $890,000.
“As if Lizzie was not a pioneer enough in linking the agrarian economy to the American society, she also symbolized the way that modern women could become farmers and businesswomen,” said city spokeswoman Melissa Murphy.
Lizzie Bant gets demolished after the owner of the family home dies or retires. At the time, it was one of the most expensive in the country at $10 million.
The home was designed by Robert A. Messel for Lizzie Borden, a 19th century Connecticut mother who committed suicide in 1892.
At the time, it was one of the most expensive in the country at $10 million. It was built for the Borden family home in Fall River, Massachusetts.
She lived in a two-bedroom, one-bathroom house with a large, in-ground pool and pastel colored plaster walls. It had a basement, but it wasn’t used for anything. The property was owned by two men in the 1920s.
It was the home of Lizzie’s four children, possibly a time she spent as a farm wife.
Today, a dramatic mansion appeared to be no match for the home Lizzie built for herself in 1892. The Malverne, Connecticut, mansion built by William Lacey and designed by Louise Bourgeois was another two-story, six-bedroom, five-bathroom Victorian home set in large lawns. It was valued by a local appraiser at nearly $1.6 million.
It’s not clear how much, if any, money Longfellow’s daughter Lizzie Borden made on the sale.
It is likely that the home’s assessed value will increase from the current $890,000 it has put on the market at to at least $1.5 million.
The Fairfield National Register of Historic Places has a listing, no fee or years of service with The Trustees of the Natural History Museum of Connecticut.
Lizzie Borden’s hometown of Fall River is much of the same as it is today. Although it was placed on the list of historically important cities in 2004, the town has seen no development in its parks or townscape. The last big development was in 2007.
In 1901, the Lacey family acquired 13 acres around the home. It was later subdivided, leaving 11 acres of land and residences for the Borden children. Lizzie only lived in the property, but her husband Robert’s siblings and a number of family friends lived in the house.AlertMe