Howard Avenue Historic District

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Howard Avenue Historic District
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Howard Avenue Methodist Church, now New Light Holy Church (1875-1890), 198 Howard Ave., Luzerne I. Thomas, architect.
Howard Avenue Historic District is located in Connecticut
Howard Avenue Historic District
Location Properties along Howard Ave. between I-95 and Washington Ave., New Haven, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°17′31.7″N 72°55′57.4″W / 41.292139°N 72.932611°W / 41.292139; -72.932611Coordinates: 41°17′31.7″N 72°55′57.4″W / 41.292139°N 72.932611°W / 41.292139; -72.932611
Area 32 acres (13 ha)
Built 1880
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Late Victorian, Queen Anne
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 85002308[1]
Added to NRHP September 12, 1985

The Howard Avenue Historic District is a 32-acre (13 ha) historic district in The Hill neighborhood of the city of New Haven, Connecticut. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1] In 1985, it included 151 buildings deemed to contribute to the historic character of the area. The district includes properties fronting Howard Avenue from Minor Street (just south of Washington Avenue) to Fifth Street (just north of I-95). The portion from Lambertion Street to Fifth Street is also in City Point (which today is considered a section of The Hill). It is a well-preserved array of late-19th to early 20th-century vernacular architecture showcasing the historical development of Howard Avenue as a middle class residential thoroughfare.

Its NRHP nomination asserted that the district "is architecturally significant for the quality and variety of its building stock, which forms the most intact and well-preserved array of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century vernacular architecture currently standing in the southwestern part of New Haven."[2]:19

A Gothic-/Stick- style house at 622 Howard Avenue and some other structures are individually significant.[2]:22


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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 J. Paul Loether, Dorothea Penar, and John Herzan (March 5, 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Howard Avenue Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 27 photos, many from 1984