Riverton Historic District (Barkhamsted, Connecticut)

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Riverton Historic District
PostcardRivertonCTCFRowley&SonGenlStore1906.jpg
Riverton General Store
Location Roughly bounded by Still and Farmington R and E. River Rd., Barkhamsted, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°57′40″N 73°01′05″W / 41.961°N 73.018°W / 41.961; -73.018Coordinates: 41°57′40″N 73°01′05″W / 41.961°N 73.018°W / 41.961; -73.018
Architect Deming, George G.; Wetmore, Willard S.
Architectural style Colonial, Early Republic
Governing body Federal
NRHP Reference # 07000419[1]
Added to NRHP May 15, 2007

Riverton Historic District is a historic district in the town of Barkhamsted, Connecticut that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[1]

It includes examples of Colonial and Early Republic architecture.[1]

Notable sites in Riverton include the post office, the Riverton General store, Sweetpea's Restaurant, Still River Antiques, Greenwood Glass Blowing Studio and Gallery, and the Riverton Inn (separately listed on the National Register). Two major points of interest in Riverton are the Hitchcock Factory and the Sweet Shop, both of which closed down in the Spring of 2006. The Hitchcock Chair Co. was reopened in Sept. 2011 and has a retail store in the village once again.

Riverton is also the site of the annual Riverton Fair, which takes place in early October of each year. The Riverton Fair is the last fair of the year in Connecticut.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.