Monroe Center Historic District

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Monroe Center Historic District
Beardsley Hall
Monroe Center Historic District is located in Connecticut
Monroe Center Historic District
Location CT 110 and CT 111, Monroe, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°19′57″N 73°12′26″W / 41.33250°N 73.20722°W / 41.33250; -73.20722Coordinates: 41°19′57″N 73°12′26″W / 41.33250°N 73.20722°W / 41.33250; -73.20722
Area 120 acres (49 ha)
Built 1762
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Georgian, Federal
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 77001392[1]
Added to NRHP August 19, 1977

The Monroe Center Historic District is a 120-acre (49 ha) historic district in Monroe, Connecticut with significance dating to 1762. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[1]

It includes about 60 significant buildings, including Federal style St. Peters Church at the south end of the Monroe Center green. On June 30, 1781, a dance was held on the green for about 600 of French general Rochambeau's troops that were camped nearby, during their march towards Yorktown, Virginia which led to American-French victory in the American Revolutionary War.[2]

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