Between shipbuilding and local commerce, the Milford hotel would
have been a lively place.
While the hotel now houses mostly state agency offices, the beauty
of the interior woodwork is still evident.
The Thorne Mansion stands on a knoll called Silver Hill, near the west end of Milford. The land is part of the original Duke of York land grant of 1680. John Cullen bought 263 acres of this land, and built the center section of the home in 1746. The Rev. Syndenham Thorne, an Episcopal clergyman, who was instrumental in Milford’s development, bought the home in the 1780’s, and is interred on the grounds. The Thorne Mansion was also the boyhood home of future Secretary of State John M. Clayton.
The rear of the Thorne Mansion.
Highlighting some of the beautiful woodwork.
The Albert F. Paul