This house was built in 1841 for Clark and Harriet Greenman.
Clark was the second oldest of the three brothers who founded the George Greenman & Co. Shipyard. The oldest brother, George, built the house on your left in 1839. The youngest brother, Thomas, built the house on your right in 1842. All three houses were built in the Greek Revival style then popular in the U.S. The cast-iron fence was put up about 1866, and the porches and ornate decorations were added to the houses in the 1870s. The Clark Greenman House was further altered in the 1900s, but it is painted to match its color scheme in the 1870s.
This section of Mystic was named Greenmanville after the three brothers. It was an industrial village from the 1840s to the 1890s. In addition to the shipyard, the brothers built a textile mill, rented houses to workers, owned nearby farms, and operated a store. The work schedule reflected the Greenmans' Seventh Day Baptist faith, with the Sabbath observed on Saturday. Strong abolitionists and strict supporters of temperance, the Greenmans were active leaders in the church they built for the community. The Clark Greenman House serves as the Museum's administrative office building and is not open for tours.