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 Francis Gillette House
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Senator Francis Gillette House

The Gillette House was built for Senator Francis Gillette and was the boyhood home of the actor-playwright William Gillette. Gillette eventually built a barn near the new house, and the basement was used as a "station" of the Underground Railroad. The house was torn down to make room for the new Hartford High School.

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