Crocker House

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Crocker House


178 State St. New London, CT

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Detailed History

Featured only in the 1964-64 issue of The Green Book, the Crocker House was a five-story luxury hotel built in 1872. A.N. Ramsdell, president of the New London Railroad and the New London City bank, inspired its construction. It was named for Henry Scudder Crocker, manager of the Pequot House summer resort. As a famous hotel, it hosted figures like playwright Eugene O'Neill and author Charles Dickens, but no information concerning African American guests was found. It is currently Crocker House Apartments. Listed in the Downtown New London National Register Historic District.

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