National Register of Historic Places listings in Stamford, Connecticut

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This is a list of the properties and historic districts in Stamford, Connecticut that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The locations of National Register properties and districts for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below, may be seen in a Google map.[1]

This list includes properties that are entirely or partially in Stamford.

Eleven church complexes, with 26 buildings, were covered in a Multiple Property Submission study of churches in Stamford conducted in 1987. One of these, St. Andrew's Protestant Episcopal Church, was already listed on the National Register. Some of the others were subsequently listed as result of the study.[2]:9


Current listings[edit]

[3] Name on the Register[4] Image Date listed[5] Location City or town Description
1 Agudath Sholem Synagogue Upload image
May 11, 1995
(#95000561)
29 Grove St., in downtown Stamford[6]:3
41°03′18″N 73°32′01″W / 41.055°N 73.533611°W / 41.055; -73.533611 (Agudath Sholem Synagogue)
A former synagogue, now a church.
2 Church of the Holy Name
Church of the Holy Name
December 24, 1987
(#87002131)
305 Washington Blvd., in the South End[7]:9
41°02′41″N 73°32′34″W / 41.044722°N 73.542778°W / 41.044722; -73.542778 (Church of the Holy Name)
3 Cove Island Houses Upload image
May 22, 1979
(#79002652)
Cove Rd. and Weed Ave., in Cove Island Park (southeastern Stamford)[8]:3
41°02′56″N 73°29′59″W / 41.048889°N 73.499722°W / 41.048889; -73.499722 (Cove Island Houses)
Although plural in name, this is a single house in Stamford, Connecticut that was expanded from a first section that dates from 1791. Now predominantly a Georgian style house with an older Federal style wing, it is the only remainder of the large Stamford Mills complex at the Cove.[9]
4 Deacon John Davenport House Upload image
April 29, 1982
(#82004611)
129 Davenport Ridge Rd., in North Stamford[10]:2
41°07′31″N 73°31′38″W / 41.125278°N 73.527222°W / 41.125278; -73.527222 (Deacon John Davenport House)
A saltbox house built in 1775 with Federal style features added later, significant for its architecture and for its association with the Davenport family.[11]
5 Downtown Stamford Historic District
Downtown Stamford Historic District
October 6, 1983
(#83003502)
Atlantic, Main, Bank, and Bedford Sts.; also bounded by Atlantic, Main, Bank, Bedford, Summer between Broad and Main Sts. and Summer Pl.; also roughly Bedford St. between Broad and Forest Sts.
41°03′57″N 73°32′26″W / 41.065833°N 73.5405°W / 41.065833; -73.5405 (Downtown Stamford Historic District)
A historic district which first included the largest remaining area of pre-1930s commercial and institutional buildings in downtown Stamford.[12] Its boundaries were expanded in 1985 to capture the only surviving area in downtown of lower-rent commercial structures such as warehouses, laundries, and stables.[13] and in 2002 to add the 1939-built Avon Theatre and buildings of Late Gothic Revival and Art Deco architectural styles.[14]
6 Fort Stamford Site Upload image
September 10, 1975
(#75001920)
900 Westover Rd.[15]
7 Graham House Upload image
September 13, 2011
(#11000609)
Address Restricted
8 Benjamin Hait House Upload image
November 30, 1978
(#78002844)
92 Hoyclo Rd., in North Stamford[16]:4
41°08′54″N 73°33′07″W / 41.148333°N 73.551944°W / 41.148333; -73.551944 (Benjamin Hait House)
Built between 1728 and 1735; the oldest house in the area; a rare example of a New England farmhouse amidst a now-suburban area.[17]
9 Hoyt-Barnum House
Hoyt-Barnum House
June 11, 1969
(#69000199)
713 Bedford St., in downtown Stamford[18]
41°03′37″N 73°32′14″W / 41.060278°N 73.537222°W / 41.060278; -73.537222 (Hoyt-Barnum House)
Built around 1699, a timber frame construction or post and beam farmhouse made of field stone, laid up with clay, animal hair, and straw. The house is braced timber frame construction or post and beam.[19][20]
10 John Knap House
John Knap House
March 5, 1979
(#79002625)
984 Stillwater Rd.
41°04′35″N 73°33′26″W / 41.076389°N 73.557222°W / 41.076389; -73.557222 (John Knap House)
Built c. 1705 by a Capt. John Knap, and owned by his son, Lt. John Knap, and then grandson Samuel Knap in 1765. Believed to be the second oldest house in Stamford.[21]:7
11 Linden Apartments Upload image
August 11, 1983
(#83001252)
10-12 Linden Pl.
41°03′36″N 73°32′42″W / 41.06°N 73.545°W / 41.06; -73.545 (Linden Apartments)
Second Empire style building built in 1886; the oldest six-unit tenement apartment building in Stamford[22]
12 Long Ridge Village Historic District Upload image
June 2, 1987
(#86003653)
Old Long Ridge Rd. bounded by the New York State Line, Rock Rimmon Rd., and Long Ridge Rd./CT 104
41°9′20″N 73°35′37″W / 41.15556°N 73.59361°W / 41.15556; -73.59361 (Long Ridge Village Historic District)
Boundary increase (listed October 20, 2011): 1-130 Mill Rd., 189-247 Old Long Ridge Rd., 1257-1306 Rock Rimmon Rd.

13 Main Street Bridge Upload image
May 21, 1987
(#87000801)
Carries Main St. over the Rippowam River in downtown Stamford[23]:7
41°03′08″N 73°32′44″W / 41.052222°N 73.545639°W / 41.052222; -73.545639 (Main Street Bridge)
"Connecticut's only wrought-iron lenticular truss remaining on a major artery in an urban center" and one of only 17 pony truss bridges in the state, built by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company[24]
14 Marion Castle, Terre Bonne
Marion Castle, Terre Bonne
July 1, 1982
(#82004341)
1 Rogers Rd., in the Shippan Point neighborhood[25]:2
41°01′23″N 73°31′45″W / 41.023056°N 73.529167°W / 41.023056; -73.529167 (Marion Castle, Terre Bonne)
15 Merritt Parkway
Merritt Parkway
April 17, 1991
(#91000410)
Route 15 right-of-way between the New York state line and the Sikorsky Memorial Bridge; also located in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Norwalk, Westport, Fairfield, Trumbull, and Stratford
41°06′30″N 73°33′20″W / 41.108306°N 73.555583°W / 41.108306; -73.555583 (Merritt Parkway)
Listing includes bridges crossing and bridges carrying the historic parkway.
16 Octagon House (Stamford) Upload image
August 17, 1979
(#79002624)
120 Strawberry Hill Ave.
41°03′50″N 73°32′07″W / 41.063889°N 73.535278°W / 41.063889; -73.535278 (Octagon House (Stamford))
An octagon house, apparently demolished but still NRHP-listed
17 Old Town Hall
Old Town Hall
June 2, 1972
(#72001304)
Junction of Atlantic, Bank, and Main Sts., in downtown Stamford[26]:3
41°03′11″N 73°32′26″W / 41.053056°N 73.540556°W / 41.053056; -73.540556 (Old Town Hall)
18 Gustavus and Sarah T. Pike House Upload image
May 24, 1990
(#90000759)
164 Fairfield Ave.
41°02′46″N 73°33′03″W / 41.046139°N 73.550806°W / 41.046139; -73.550806 (Gustavus and Sarah T. Pike House)
Queen Anne style house built in 1880 that is an excellent example of pattern book application. It includes machine-made spindles and other detailing that had only recently became cost-effective with then-modern manufacturing.[27]
19 Revonah Manor Historic District Upload image
July 31, 1986
(#86002100)
Roughly bounded by Urban St., East Ave., Fifth, and Bedford Sts.
41°04′04″N 73°32′29″W / 41.067778°N 73.541389°W / 41.067778; -73.541389 (Revonah Manor Historic District)
20 Rockrimmon Rockshelter
Rockrimmon Rockshelter
August 5, 1994
(#94000847)
Address Restricted
An archeological site entered on a boulder about 60 feet high that was used as a shelter by early Native Americans.
21 St. Andrew's Protestant Episcopal Church
St. Andrew's Protestant Episcopal Church
December 6, 1983
(#83003510)
1231 Washington Blvd. in downtown Stamford[7]
41°03′26″N 73°32′32″W / 41.057222°N 73.542222°W / 41.057222; -73.542222 (St. Andrew's Protestant Episcopal Church)
22 St. Benedict's Church Upload image
December 24, 1987
(#87002130)
1A St. Benedict's Circle
41°02′55″N 73°31′14″W / 41.048722°N 73.520694°W / 41.048722; -73.520694 (St. Benedict's Church)
23 St. John's Protestant Episcopal Church
St. John's Protestant Episcopal Church
December 24, 1987
(#87002128)
628 Main St. in downtown Stamford[7]
41°03′17″N 73°32′02″W / 41.054722°N 73.533889°W / 41.054722; -73.533889 (St. John's Protestant Episcopal Church)
A historic church that was built in 1869.
24 St. Luke's Chapel Upload image
December 24, 1987
(#87002129)
714 Pacific St., in the South End Historic District[28]
41°02′34″N 73°32′16″W / 41.042778°N 73.537778°W / 41.042778; -73.537778 (St. Luke's Chapel)
25 St. Mary's Church Upload image
December 24, 1987
(#87002123)
540 Elm St.
41°02′59″N 73°31′29″W / 41.049611°N 73.52475°W / 41.049611; -73.52475 (St. Mary's Church)
A Roman Catholic church.
26 South End Historic District
South End Historic District
March 19, 1986
(#86000472)
Roughly bounded by Metro-North railroad tracks, Stamford Canal, Woodland Cemetery, and Washington Blvd.
41°02′36″N 73°32′16″W / 41.043417°N 73.537861°W / 41.043417; -73.537861 (South End Historic District)
Historic district that includes 449 buildings, most dating from the 1870s to the 1930s, and also "an early naturalistic cemetery, and an iron bridge."[29]
27 Stamford Harbor Lighthouse
Stamford Harbor Lighthouse
April 3, 1991
(#91000348)
South of breakwater, Stamford Harbor
41°00′49″N 73°32′35″W / 41.013611°N 73.543056°W / 41.013611; -73.543056 (Stamford Harbor Lighthouse)
28 C. J. Starr Barn and Carriage House Upload image
September 14, 1979
(#79002623)
200 Strawberry Hill Ave.
41°04′03″N 73°32′06″W / 41.0675°N 73.535°W / 41.0675; -73.535 (C. J. Starr Barn and Carriage House)
29 Suburban Club Upload image
August 10, 1989
(#89001090)
6 Suburban Ave./580 Main St., in downtown Stamford[30]:2
41°03′16″N 73°32′08″W / 41.054444°N 73.535556°W / 41.054444; -73.535556 (Suburban Club)
30 Turn-of-River Bridge Upload image
July 31, 1987
(#87000798)
Old North Stamford Road at Rippowam River in northern Stamford[31]:2
41°06′54″N 73°32′42″W / 41.115°N 73.545°W / 41.115; -73.545 (Turn-of-River Bridge)
A lenticular pony truss bridge built by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company in 1892, using a design patented by William O. Douglas in 1878 for a lens-type truss bridge. It brings the Old Stamford Road across Rippowam River.[32]
31 Unitarian-Universalist Church Upload image
December 24, 1987
(#87002126)
20 Forest St. in downtown Stamford[7]
41°03′27″N 73°32′14″W / 41.0575°N 73.537222°W / 41.0575; -73.537222 (Unitarian-Universalist Church)
32 US Post Office-Stamford Main
US Post Office-Stamford Main
December 12, 1985
(#85003328)
421 Atlantic St.
41°02′59″N 73°32′22″W / 41.049722°N 73.539444°W / 41.049722; -73.539444 (US Post Office-Stamford Main)
33 Zion Lutheran Church
Zion Lutheran Church
December 24, 1987
(#87002127)
132 Glenbrook Rd.
41°03′35″N 73°31′39″W / 41.059722°N 73.5275°W / 41.059722; -73.5275 (Zion Lutheran Church)
A "fine example of ecclesiastical Neo-Gothic architecture", built of red brick.[33]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The latitude and longitude information provided in this table was derived originally from the National Register Information System, which has been found to be fairly accurate for about 99% of listings. For about 1% of NRIS original coordinates, experience has shown that one or both coordinates are typos or otherwise extremely far off; some corrections may have been made. A more subtle problem causes many locations to be off by up to 150 yards, depending on location in the country: most NRIS coordinates were derived from tracing out latitude and longitudes off of USGS topographical quadrant maps created under the North American Datum of 1927, which differs from the current, highly accurate WGS84 GPS system used by most on-line maps. Chicago is about right, but NRIS longitudes in Washington are higher by about 4.5 seconds, and are lower by about 2.0 seconds in Maine. Latitudes differ by about 1.0 second in Florida. Some locations in this table may have been corrected to current GPS standards.
  2. ^ Jan Cunningham and John Herzan (April 15, 1987). "Multiple Property Study: Downtown Stamford Ecclesiastical Complexes (Thematic Resources)". National Park Service. 
  3. ^ Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  5. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ a b c d [2]
  8. ^ [3]
  9. ^ David F. Ransom (October 16, 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Cove Island Houses". National Park Service.  and Accompanying 9 photos, exterior and interior and of mills, from 1977
  10. ^ [4]
  11. ^ Hal Keiner (June 18, 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Deacon John Davenport House". National Park Service.  and Accompanying 7 photos, exterior and interior, from 1979
  12. ^ Nils Kerschus and John Herzan (January 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Downtown Stamford Historic District". National Park Service.  and Accompanying six photos, from 1982 and 1983
  13. ^ Nils Kerschus and John Herzan (December 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Downtown Stamford Historic District (Boundary Increase)". National Park Service.  and Accompanying six photos, from 1984
  14. ^ Ellen Meager and Nils Kerschus (July 1, 2002). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Downtown Stamford Historic District (Boundary Increase)". National Park Service.  and Accompanying 29 photos, from 2002 (see photo captions and maps page 21-23 of text document)
  15. ^ [5]
  16. ^ [6]
  17. ^ Charles W. Brilvitch (September 27, 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Benjamin Hait House". National Park Service.  and Accompanying two photos, exterior, from 1977
  18. ^ [7]
  19. ^ Stamford Historical Society website retrieved on 2009-05-12
  20. ^ Herbert C. Darbee (April 23, 1969). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Hoyt-Barnum House / Hoyt Farm House / Betsy Barnum House". National Park Service.  and Accompanying 5 photos, exterior and interior, from 1969
  21. ^ David F. Ransom (October 17, 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: John Knap House". National Park Service.  and Accompanying eight photos, exterior and interior, from 1977
  22. ^ Nils Kerschus and John Herzan (June 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Linden Apartments". National Park Service.  and Accompanying six photos, exterior and interior, from 1982
  23. ^ [8]
  24. ^ Stephen Bedford and John Herzan (September 2, 1998). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Main Street Bridge". National Park Service.  and Accompanying eight photos from 1986
  25. ^ [9]
  26. ^ [10]
  27. ^ Jan Cunningham (December 14, 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Gustavus and Sarah T. Pike House". National Park Service.  and Accompanying nine photos, exterior and interior, from 1989 (see photo captions and map pages 8-9 of text document)
  28. ^ [11]
  29. ^ Nils Kerschus and John Herzan (August 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: South End Historic District". National Park Service.  and Accompanying 24 photos, from 1984 and 1985
  30. ^ [12]
  31. ^ [13]
  32. ^ Steven Bedford (August 25, 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Turn-of-River Bridge / Old North Stamford Road Bridge". National Park Service.  and Accompanying nine photos, from 1986
  33. ^ Jan Cunningham (April 20, 1987). "Historic Resources Inventory Buildings and Structures: Zion Lutheran Church". National Park Service.  and Accompanying photo, exterior, from 1987