Metro South Historic District

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Metro South Historic District
Metro South Historic District is located in Connecticut
Metro South Historic District
Location Main and College Sts., Middletown, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°33′27″N 72°38′49″W / 41.55750°N 72.64694°W / 41.55750; -72.64694Coordinates: 41°33′27″N 72°38′49″W / 41.55750°N 72.64694°W / 41.55750; -72.64694
Area 9 acres (3.6 ha)
Architect Kimball,Francis ; Multiple
Architectural style Greek Revival, Renaissance, and Federal
Governing body Private and Local
NRHP Reference # 80004064[1]
Added to NRHP January 24, 1980

The Metro South Historic District is a 9-acre (3.6 ha) historic district in Middletown, Connecticut that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The district includes 15 contributing buildings and one non-contributing building and is generally the area on the west side of Main Street from Church Street to College Street. The contributing buildings include two Greek Revival churches: a Baptist church (1842) and Universalist Church (1839).[2] The district also includes examples of Renaissance and Federal architecture.[1] One of the buildings, the Middlesex Opera House was designed by nationally known architect Francis Kimball.

List of contributing buildings[edit]

  • Caleb Fuller House (1771, also included in Middletown South Green Historic District)
  • Rev. John Cookson House (1837)
  • Southmayd House (1747)
  • First Baptist Church (1842)
  • Gen. Mansfield House (1810, houses the Middlesex Historical Society)
  • Hall House (1796)
  • 109-111 College Street (1926, building that used to serve as entrance for Middlesex Theater)
  • Middlesex Theater/Opera House (1892)
  • Former firehouse (1896)
  • G.A. Chafee Building (1870)
  • Universalist Church (1839)
  • 191-195 Main Street (1835)
  • Middlesex Assurance Co.
  • State Armory (1921), including John Watkinson House (1810)
  • Charles Boardman House (1750s)

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