Water Street Historic District (Torrington, Connecticut)

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Water Street Historic District
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Former Knights of Pythias building
Water Street Historic District (Torrington, Connecticut) is located in Connecticut
Water Street Historic District (Torrington, Connecticut)
Location Roughly along Water St., from Church St. to Prospect St., Torrington, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°48′9″N 73°7′35″W / 41.80250°N 73.12639°W / 41.80250; -73.12639Coordinates: 41°48′9″N 73°7′35″W / 41.80250°N 73.12639°W / 41.80250; -73.12639
Area 20 acres (8.1 ha)
Architectural style Greek Revival, Classical Revival, et al.
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 02001698[1]
Added to NRHP January 15, 2003

The Water Street Historic District is a historic district in the city of Torrington, Connecticut, located near the center of the city. The district includes industrial and commercial buildings, constructed between 1885 and the 1920s, along two blocks of Water Street. The original construction included a mixture of homes and commercial buildings; but most of the original homes have been demolished and replaced by commercial structures. The centerpiece of the district is the former Hotchkiss Brothers factory, built on the site of Torrington's first mill, and whose mill dam remained in use into the early 20th century.[1][2]

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "National Register nomination for Water Street Historic District". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Water Street Photos". National Park Service. Retrieved 9 October 2010.