New London, Connecticut
Price: $1 (must be moved)
Contact: Sandra Chalk, New London Landmarks, 860-442-0003
The church that sits next door to this striking Italianate is getting antsy about tearing it down so it can expand. The house was built in 1866 on land once owned by Joshua Hempstead, author of a famous diary documenting life in 18th-century New England. Most of the men who built the houses in this port city were moonlighting shipbuilders. And just as their vessels were built to withstand the most terrible tempests, their houses were equally as solid.