Colchester Village Historic District

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Colchester Village Historic District
Colchester Village HD - Civil War monument.jpg
Civil War monument on the Green (erected 1875)
Location Roughly, along Broadway, Hayward, Linwood and Norwich Aves., Cragin Ct., Pierce Ln., Stebbins Rd., Main and S. Main Sts., Colchester, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°34′28″N 72°19′54″W / 41.57444°N 72.33167°W / 41.57444; -72.33167Coordinates: 41°34′28″N 72°19′54″W / 41.57444°N 72.33167°W / 41.57444; -72.33167
Area 75 acres (30 ha)
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Greek Revival, Federal, Colonial
NRHP Reference # 94000254[1]
Added to NRHP April 4, 1994

The Colchester Village Historic District in Colchester, Connecticut is a historic district that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1994.[1] It is located at the junction of Route 16, Route 85, and Norwich Avenue (old Route 2). Roughly, the district extends to the northwest along Broadway Street (Route 85) as far as Jaffe Terrace; east along Norwich Avenue to just short of Pleasant Street; south along South Main Street to just north of Hall Hill Road; west along Linwood Avenue (Route 16) to just east of Kmick Lane.

The Colchester Town Green is located at the center of the district. Several commercial, residential and civic buildings mostly from the 19th century, surround the green, with the Colchester Federated Church in the Greek Revival style and the Bacon Academy (built in 1803 and separately listed on the NRHP) being the dominant structures. The Hayward House (built in 1767 and separately listed on the NRHP) is located on Hayward Avenue across the street from the green and is now being used as a bed and breakfast. Wheeler Block, the original town hall and also listed separately on the NRHP, is located across the green to the south on Norwich Avenue.[2]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Colchester Village Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-01-23. 

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