United States Housing Corporation Historic District

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United States Housing Corporation Historic District
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United States Housing Corporation Historic District is located in Connecticut
United States Housing Corporation Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Colman, Fuller, and West Pleasant Streets, and Jefferson Avenue, New London, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°21′17″N 72°6′49″W / 41.35472°N 72.11361°W / 41.35472; -72.11361Coordinates: 41°21′17″N 72°6′49″W / 41.35472°N 72.11361°W / 41.35472; -72.11361
Area 20 acres (8.1 ha)
Built 1919
Architect Hoppin & Koen
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Queen Anne
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 90000603[1]
Added to NRHP April 16, 1990

The United States Housing Corporation Historic District is a residential historic district located on the west side of New London, Connecticut. It contains a relatively uniform collection of Colonial Revival houses, most of them built in 1919 and 1920 by the United States Housing Corporation, a United States federal government agency founded to provide housing for workers in strategically significant war-related industries. The development of this district was overseen by the noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. The district is bounded on the west by Colman Avenue, the south by West Pleasant Street, the east by Jefferson Street, and on the north by Fuller Street.[2]

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 16, 1990.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for United States Housing Corporation Historic District". National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-02-02.