Madison Green Historic District

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Madison Green Historic District
Madison Green, and First Congregational Church (1807).jpg
View of the green and the congregational church
Madison Green Historic District is located in Connecticut
Madison Green Historic District
Location 446-589 Boston Post Rd. and structures surrounding the green, Madison, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°16′41″N 72°36′19″W / 41.27806°N 72.60528°W / 41.27806; -72.60528Coordinates: 41°16′41″N 72°36′19″W / 41.27806°N 72.60528°W / 41.27806; -72.60528
Built 1641
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Greek Revival, Italianate, Georgian
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference #

82004353

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Added to NRHP June 28, 1982

Madison Green is the town green of the New England town of Madison, Connecticut. The Green is centrally located in the Madison Green Historic District,[2] located just west of the commercial strip of Madison. The Green is bounded by the Boston Post Road (U.S. Route 1) on the south, Meeting House Lane on the east and north, and Copse Road on the west. Surrounding the Green are several buildings, most prominent being the First Congregational Church (built in 1838). Other buildings around the Green include Memorial Hall (1896), a community meeting building (c. 1884), Academy Elementary School (1884), and Lee Academy (1821).

In the southeast corner are three war memorials. They include a large boulder with a bronze plaque honoring veterans who fought in World War One, a large grey cut stone with a bronze plaque remembering those who fought in World War Two, Korea and Vietnam, and a smaller boulder with a bronze plaque remembering the Revolutionary War. A flagpole is located in the center.

Across the Boston Post Road is a row of 18th- and 19th-century houses. The oldest house in Madison, the Deacon John Grave House (1681), is just east of the green.

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