Letter: Grateful to the History Kids of Darien for Pond-Weed House story

The Pond Weed House is one of the finest examples of 18th century original Colonial style architecture in Darien, and also Connecticut.

The Pond Weed House is one of the finest examples of 18th century original Colonial style architecture in Darien, and also Connecticut.

Contributed

To the Editor:

I would like to praise The History Kids of Darien and the writer, Dominic Seibold, of The History of the Pond-Weed House in the Darien Times for some wonderful writing.

This amazing, interesting old home jumped to life with the imagination and detail of beautiful writing. Not only did the story pull together a lot of structural house detail including the large wrought iron S on the chimney giving building distinction, but we were brought inside to find possible secret hiding places for protection from the Long Island Tory sea raids, fireplaces for warmth and talk. There was danger and welcome here. Woven among these details were the lives of those within, and they were vividly word painted by describing the crackling fires, a very old hidden signature, and resting weary travellers.

We felt as if we were right beside the writer and led by the hand through this house.

Upon leaving, we shared the realization that Darien’s history is around us still.

Thank you so much for this vivid and alive word picture.

Marian Castell,

Darien Town Historian