While the neighboring Congregational church ( SQ3) illustrates New England's cultural influence on Harford's first generation, the Tyler-Jones House shows the influence of New York on the village's second generation. Joab Tyler, son of one of Harford's founders, adopted a type of domestic Greek Revival favored by upstate New Yorkers: a central two-story block with a tetrastyle Greek Ionic portico and flanked by short one-story wings. Henry Jones, a Harford storekeeper, acquired the house in 1865; his son, Edward E. “Good Roads” Jones, was a state legislator in the early twentieth century.
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