At first, it would be easy to dismiss it as being just a desk. It sits in a corner at the Wilton Historical Society and, though a touch out of place at the top of a short flight of stairs, it could be a staff member’s work station.
The desk, a walnut roll top model, dates to the 19th Century. It belonged to Charles Whitlock, who built the Wilton Educational Institute in the late 1800s. It was a gift of Thomas T. Adams, a Wilton resident and the co-founder of Gregory and Adams, P.C. Attorneys at Law.