#249 - Albert U. Platt. North Street. Original owner Reverend Samuel Eels, c. 1767. Mr. Eels had a settlement at the time of his ordination of 200 pounds beside materials for building a house and barn. Eels was a man of patriotic spirit. When news came in the early part of 1777, during the Revolutionary War, that more troops were wanted from Connecticut to assist Washington near New York, he was one of the most active in forming a company.