South Coventry Historic District

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South Coventry Historic District
Bidwell Tavern, Coventry CT.jpg
Bidwell Tavern
South Coventry Historic District is located in Connecticut
South Coventry Historic District
Location Roughly, Main St. and adjacent streets from Armstrong Rd. to Lake St. and Lake from High St. to Main, Coventry, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°46′12″N 72°18′17″W / 41.77000°N 72.30472°W / 41.77000; -72.30472Coordinates: 41°46′12″N 72°18′17″W / 41.77000°N 72.30472°W / 41.77000; -72.30472
Architectural style Greek Revival, Late Victorian, Colonial
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 91000482[1]
Added to NRHP May 6, 1991

The South Coventry Historic District is a historic district representing the village of South Coventry in the town of Coventry, Connecticut that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. It includes the Capron-Phillips House, which is separately NRHP-listed.[1]

In the 19th century, there was a small industrial center including mills powered by the water from Coventry Lake Brook as it flowed towards the Willimantic River. South Coventry also includes several Victorian houses, a museum, the main branch of the public library, and the Bidwell Tavern, a bar/restaurant established in 1822.[1] A few doors down is the W.L Wellwood General Store, under new ownership, has been renamed "Coventry Country Store". The general store was originally built in 1787 making it one of, if not the oldest General Store in America (a past owner claimed to have not found an older store).[2][3][4] In all, the area has 178 historical buildings over 2,500 acres (10 km2) on the National Register.[5]

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

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