Built in 1856 by Isaac Bradley Munson (1806 - 1876), this classic Italianate Victorian is rich in architectural details and steeped in history. The Carriage House was added in 1860.
Isaac's brother, Israel Munson (1808 - 1887), studied medicine at Yale and became a doctor, but he only practiced medicine for six years after which he profited in the mercantile business for over fifty years.
In 1814 Israel backed his brother Isaac's venture into Merino sheep farming in Vermont.
Isaac Bradley Munson's father, also named Isaac, was born in 1771 in New Haven, Connecticut. Isaac married Sarah Bradley (1773 - 1821) with whom he had ten children, the first nine born in New Haven, CT, and the last, Isaac Bradley Munson, in Wallingford, VT. The elder Isaac was a direct descendant of Captain Thomas Munson who came to America in the year 1537.
For many years the Wallingford house was pointed out as the handsomest house in the village and the Munson's as being very good and kind people, with impeccable taste. The I.B Munson house is a distinguished piece of history that continues to be lovingly maintained and very welcoming.