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J. Frederick Kelly was an American architect
An architect is a person trained in the planning, design and oversight of the construction of buildings. To practice architecture means to offer or render services in connection with the design and construction of a building, or group of buildings and the space within the site surrounding the...
who has designed significant houses. Kelly was regarded as the leading architectural historian
A architectural historian is a person who studies and writes about the history of architecture, and is regarded as an authority on it Similar profession are known widely such as Historian, Art historian and Archaeologist. Architectural historians survey areas that are often threatened by extinction...
Kelly's work includes three properties listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places is the United States government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation...
- Nehemiah Royce House
The Nehemiah Royce House, also known as the Washington Elm House, is a historic home located at 538 North Main Street, Wallingford, Connecticut.-Biography of Nehemiah Royce:Early life...
, 538 N. Main St., Wallingford, Connecticut
- Henry Whitfield House
The Henry Whitfield House is a historic house located at 248 Old Whitfield Street in Guilford, Connecticut. This house dates from 1639, having been built just before the town of Guilford was settled. The house, with its massive stone walls, also served as a fort. It was one of four stone houses...
, 248 Old Whitfield St., Guilford, Connecticut
- 470 Livingston Street, a Colonial Revival
The Colonial Revival was a nationalistic architectural style, garden design, and interior design movement in the United States which sought to revive elements of Georgian architecture, part of a broader Colonial Revival Movement in the arts. In the early 1890s Americans began to value their own...
house which is a contributing property
In the law regulating historic districts in the United States, a contributing resource or contributing property is any building, structure, or object which adds to the historical integrity or architectural qualities that make the historic district, listed locally or federally, significant...
in the Whitney Avenue Historic District
__notoc__The Whitney Avenue Historic District is a historic district in New Haven, Connecticut. It is a district which included 1,084 contributing buildings when it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989....
, New Haven, CT
Kelly's writings include:
- Early Connecticut Meetinghouses, Volumes 1 & 2, 1948. New York: Columbia University Press.
- Early Domestic Architecture of Connecticut, 1924. New Haven: Yale University Press.