Beaver Hills Historic District

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Beaver Hills Historic District
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Beaver Hills Historic District is located in Connecticut
Beaver Hills Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Crescent St., Goffe Terr., and Boulevard, New Haven, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°19′28″N 72°56′39″W / 41.32444°N 72.94417°W / 41.32444; -72.94417Coordinates: 41°19′28″N 72°56′39″W / 41.32444°N 72.94417°W / 41.32444; -72.94417
Area 97 acres (39 ha)
Built 1870
Architect Beaver Hills Co.; Et al.
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Bungalow/Craftsman, Tudor Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 86002108[1]
Added to NRHP July 31, 1986

The Beaver Hills Historic District is a 97-acre (39 ha) historic district in the Beaver Hills neighborhood of New Haven, Connecticut. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. In 1986, it included 235 contributing buildings.[1]

According to its 1986 nomination, the district is significant as a nearly intact example of an early 20th-century suburban residential subdivision.[2] The district in 1986 was composed mostly of single-family homes built between 1908 and 1936. The most common architectural styles are Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival and Bungalow. Queen Anne, Spanish Colonial Revival, Prairie and other styles are also represented.[2] One feature of note was the presence of "one of the city's best collections of early 20th-century garages."[2]

Significant contributing properties in the historic district include:

Tudor revival, Pitkin House, 207 Colony Rd. (1931)
  • Pitkin House, from 1931, a Tudor Revival style house at 207 Colony Road. A 2 12-story "frame house with gable roof, front gable pavilions, stuccoed/half-timbered exterior" (see NRHP-nomination-accompanying photo #22)[2]:21
Colonial revival, Alan Krevit House, 186 Colony Rd. (1936)
  • Alan Krevit House, from 1936, a 2 12-story Colonial Revival style frame house with gable roof, at 186 Colony Road[2]:20

The district includes brick gateway piers at the intersections of Goffe Terrace with Norton Parkway and with Ellsworth Avenue, at the south end of the district. The piers include "tile plaques depicting beavers" and "were constructed by the Beaver Hills Company in 1908 to define the southern terminus of the neighborhood." (see photo #13)[2]:2


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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f J. Paul Loether and John Herzan (January 14, 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Beaver Hills Historic District". National Park Service.  and Accompanying 27 photos, from 1984, 1986

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