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  • Writer's pictureAbby Brenker

The History of The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion


This is the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion in Norwalk, Connecticut. It was built over four years, starting in 1864. It initially belonged to LeGrand Lockwood; after his passing and some financial losses that prevented his family from inheriting the estate, the mansion next belonged to Charles D. Mathews.


The Mathews family used this mansion as their country home. A massive country house since this home has 62 bedrooms and over 44,000 square feet.


Today the mansion is a park, museum and a protected historical landmark. It sits right next to the Pine Island Cemetery, where members of the Lockwood family are actually buried. Pine Island Cemetery is one of my favorite cemeteries. It's very quiet, peaceful and when I visited wildflowers were blooming throughout the entire area.


Both the land of The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion and Pine Island Cemetery make for a lovely walk around a beautiful area of Connecticut.


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