Connecticut's oldest town boasts a rich and lively history spanning over three centuries of hardship, victory, change, and tradition. The domestic architectural history of Wethersfield stands as the physical memorial to the close-knit community's history, and provides a tether to centuries past, as many historic homes remain privately owned and inhabited today. The history begins with the Buttolph-Williams House, built in 1686 by Boston import Lieutenant John Buttolph. As agricultural industry grew over the proceeding century, large farmhouses began to dominate the Wethersfield landscape, culminating with the 1873 mansion built by Silas W. Robbins. Following the boom of the insurance industry in Hartford, Wethersfield developed as a true suburban community, thanks to the efforts of prolific builder and developer Albert G. Hubbard.