Village Creek (Norwalk, Connecticut)

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Village Creek
Village Creek entrance 095.JPG
Entrance to Village Creek, April 28, 2012
Village Creek (Norwalk, Connecticut) is located in Connecticut
Village Creek (Norwalk, Connecticut)
Location Roughly bounded by Village Creek, Hayes Creek and Woodward Ave, Norwalk, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°4′44″N 73°25′6″W / 41.07889°N 73.41833°W / 41.07889; -73.41833Coordinates: 41°4′44″N 73°25′6″W / 41.07889°N 73.41833°W / 41.07889; -73.41833
NRHP Reference # 10000493[1]
Added to NRHP July 26, 2010[1]

Village Creek is an affluent, coastal community in the South Norwalk neighborhood of the city of Norwalk, Connecticut which was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 2010.[1] It is also the name of a creek upon which the community is built. Managing and maintained by the VCHOA, residents are entitled to access a private beach, marina and tennis courts. Property values and prices in the area were amongst the highest in the 06854 zipcode.

Established in 1949, the neighborhood is historically distinctive for its efforts to maintain a balanced racial composition, a practice enforced by the home owners association, at a time when deed covenants restricting ownership by race and ethnicity were common. A significant number of its homes were designed by Percy Ifill, a principal in one of the largest African-American architectural firms in the northeastern United States.[2] The neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Announcements and actions on properties for the National Register of Historic Places for August 6, 2010". Weekly Listings. National Park Service. August 6, 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-14. 
  2. ^ "Site of the Month: Village Creek Historic District". Connecticut Freedom Trail. Retrieved 2015-01-15. 

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