Pawcatuck’s Real Estate History is just fascinating! If you look back in old newspaper articles, you can find a ton of old pictures of houses all across Pawcatuck, and photographs of them! One of the big reality companies in town was the William Wilcox Co., which was located in the Central Theatre Building at 43 W. Broad St. Later, Mr. Wilcox moved his business to the Walton Block, which was located across the street. Here are just a handful of examples of real estate listings in Pawcatuck from circa 1918-1987!
9 Washington St, Pawcatuck
(Westerly Sun 1-24-1918)
This property is situated near the West Broad St. School on Washington St, consists of an up-to-date cottage fitted with all modern improvements, good-sized lot, garage. The buildings are in first-class condition and the house is practically new. Investigate!”
3 Courtland St., Pawcatuck
(Westerly Sun 1-24-1918)
This beautiful home is situated on Courtland St. and is known as the Hemphill Estate. The dwelling has 15 light and airy rooms and is as modern as can be made. The builder of this home had artistic tastes and it is safe to say that few, if not any homes in Greater Westerly can be compared to this home. It is situated just far enough from West Broad St. to be quiet and retired and free from dust and noise. The lot is about 75 by 165; fruit trees, and asparagus bed. Anyone desiring to purchase more land can do so at a reasonable advance in price.”
Opening of William St.
Named for William Moss
(Westerly Sun 7-24-1896)
The land owned by Messrs. William D. Moss and Jesse L. Moss on Moss and West Broad Streets, the Moss farm so-called, has been surveyed by Mr. John L. Kenyon. A street running parallel to Moss Street and leading from West Broad Street has been opened, and house lots are to be sold. The new highway will be known as William Street.
172? West Broad St.
Now 2 Pequot Trail
Memorial Square, Pawcatuck
Pawcatuck, Ct Memorial Square house listed by William Wilcox for $5,700. Best Bargain in town! Lot includes enough space for additional cottage!
140 West Broad St.
Former Frankenstein Estate
(The New London Day 7/5/1987)
Magnificently restored circa 1886 Eastlake Victorian. The house consists of 10 spacious rooms and 2 ½ baths. Plus, a three-room caretakers apartment. The restoration started in 1981 with emphasis on quality materials and workmanship.
Mill Pond Reality
These are just a few of many old real estate listings! Usually, houses closest to West Broad St. were listed in the newspapers since that was the street to live on in those days. It was very expensive, so only the “nice neighborhood” houses were listed in the paper. A special “thank you” to the Westerly Sun and the New London Day!