Edgewood Park Historic District

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Edgewood Park Historic District
Edgewood Park Chapel Street Bridge.jpg
Chapel Street Bridge in Edgewood Park
Edgewood Park Historic District is located in Connecticut
Edgewood Park Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Whalley Ave. and Elm St., Sherman Ave. and Boulevard, Edgewood and Derby, and Yale Aves., New Haven, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°18′55″N 72°57′16″W / 41.31528°N 72.95444°W / 41.31528; -72.95444Coordinates: 41°18′55″N 72°57′16″W / 41.31528°N 72.95444°W / 41.31528; -72.95444
Area 240 acres (97 ha)
Architect Mitchell,Donald Grant; Et al.
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Queen Anne
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 86001991[1]
Added to NRHP September 9, 1986

Edgewood Park Historic District is a historic district in New Haven, Connecticut. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. In 1986, it included 231 contributing buildings, 4 other contributing structures, and 1 contributing object.[1]

Map showing the official Edgewood neighborhood planning area in red and the Edgewood Park Historic District in blue.

Work by architect Donald Grant Mitchell is represented.[1]

Edgewood Ave. widened near Edgewood Park.
Edgewood Ave. descending to downtown New Haven.

According to its 1986 NRHP nomination:

Edgewood Park Historic District is New Haven's finest, most intact and cohesive example of a large residential neighborhood whose initial development was actively fostered by the city under the design and planning tenets embodied by the late nineteenth-century City Beautiful movement, a movement designed to achieve an harmonious balance between the natural and built environment within the context of the urban setting.[2]

The district borders the Dwight Street Historic District on the east.[2]

The district includes Edgewood Park, including memorials for the Spanish-American War and the Holocaust. The park's current layout was designed in 1910 by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr.,[3] son of Frederick Law Olmsted. The district also includes the central portion of the Edgewood neighborhood, which is generally the area bounded by Whalley Avenue, Sherman Avenue, Chapel Street, and Edgewood Park.

The main east-west road in the neighborhood is Edgewood Avenue and is served by the Q route of Connecticut Transit New Haven. The main north-south road is Ella Grasso Boulevard (Route 10).


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