Branchville Railroad Tenement

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Branchville Railroad Tenement
Old building near Branchville Station 004.JPG
Tenement seen from station, April 19 2012
Branchville Railroad Tenement is located in Connecticut
Branchville Railroad Tenement
Location Old Main Highway, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°15′56″N 73°26′23″W / 41.26556°N 73.43972°W / 41.26556; -73.43972Coordinates: 41°15′56″N 73°26′23″W / 41.26556°N 73.43972°W / 41.26556; -73.43972
Area 1.3 acres (0.53 ha)
Built 1853
Architectural style Victorian Vernacular
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 82004346[1]
Added to NRHP August 12, 1982

The Branchville Railroad Tenement is a historic commercial and residential building at the junction of Portland Avenue and West Branchville Road in Ridgefield, Connecticut. It is a vernacular three-story wood frame structure, built in stages between about 1853 and 1905, extending parallel to the nearby tracks of the Danbury and Norwalk Railroad line. Its most prominent feature is its two-story shed-roof porch, extending the full width of the main facade. It is the only known Victorian-era commercial structure in Ridgefield, and has seen a wide variety of commercial and residential uses.[2]

The building which is visible from the south end of the Branchville Metro-North station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 12, 1982.[1]

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