Address: 10 Cooley Road
Contemporary Building Name: Buckhill Farms
Historic Building Name: Cooley House, R. Bigelow House, Foote House
Present Use: Residential
Historic Use: Residential
Architectural style: Colonial / Georgian
Date constructed: 1780 (CHC)
Description: The Cooley House is a five-bay central-doorway central-chimney Colonial building with an unusually long (58') ell. Windows are 6-over-6 with blinds. In the small front porch square posts support a gabled roof with eaves returns. The paneled front door is flanked by six-pane sidelights. On the west side elevation there are two windows like those on the front at both first and second floors and a larger window in the attic. An unusually tall second chimney rises from the ridge of the ell about one-third of the way back.
Significance: The dimensions of the Cooley House are large both in ground plan and height, as well as in the length of the ell. The classical revival features of the front porch, if original, make the house an early example of the Georgian style of architecture, although the central chimney is Colonial. The ell dates from the 19th century, except for the final section, which was added in 1989. The building is shown on the 1869 atlas as the R. Bigelow House.
Sources: Connecticut Historical Commission Historic American Buildings Survey, 1967.
Ransom, David. Historic and Architectural Resources Survey, Town of Marlborough, Connecticut. April 1998.