Windham Center Historic District

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For the historic district in Windham, Vermont, see Windham Village Historic District.
Windham Center Historic District
Laura Huntington House, Windham Center, Windham CT.jpg
The Laura Huntington House, c. 1850
Windham Center Historic District is located in Connecticut
Windham Center Historic District
Location CT 14 and CT 203, Windham, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°42′8″N 72°9′40″W / 41.70222°N 72.16111°W / 41.70222; -72.16111Coordinates: 41°42′8″N 72°9′40″W / 41.70222°N 72.16111°W / 41.70222; -72.16111
Area 205 acres (83 ha)
Built 1750
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Greek Revival, Colonial, Italianate
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 79002655[1]
Added to NRHP June 4, 1979

The Windham Center Historic District encompasses the historic village center of the town of Windham, Connecticut . It is located in the area around the junction of Route 14 and Route 203, and includes 61 historically significant buildings in an area of about 205 acres (83 ha). It is notable for its concentration of Greek Revival style architecture, and as the home of American Revolutionary War leaders Eliphalet Dyer and Jedediah Elderkin, whose homes still stand in the district. It is also notable for the survival of several distinctive 18th-century and early-19th century commercial buildings, including the Dr. Chester Hunt Office, a small gambrel-roofed building dating to the early 19th century.[2]

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Harry Keiner (January 5, 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Windham Center National Register District" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 19 photos from 1978