Streeter’s Inn [Map]
Streeter’s Inn is a classic Federal style brick building with a south wing, circa 1811. The simplicity of the house is, in itself, elegant-from the Rumford fireplace to the exquisite Adams-style carved fireplace surround in the south parlor. There is a loft above the southern wing that has plastered half walls and hand sawn beams with charred areas and several thimbles in the chimney. This indicates a stove was used for heating the loft, presumably for sleeping.
Also, in the kitchen there are the marks of the original ladder that accessed the loft. It is often asked if the wall anchors located on both front and rear of the building, with rods running through the building, stabilized the fresh made bricks and prevented the walls from bowing.
Those bricks are laid in the English Bond style. Much of the interior remains as originally constructed. Streeter’s Inn is presently the home of the Chili Historical Society and they welcome guests on Sundays in July and August.