Compo–Owenoke Historic District

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Compo–Owenoke Historic District
Compo Owenoke Historical District, Westport, CT, 06880, USA - 2012.jpg
Compo–Owenoke Historic District is located in Connecticut
Compo–Owenoke Historic District
Compo–Owenoke Historic District is located in the US
Compo–Owenoke Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Gray's Cr., Compo Rd. S. and Long Island Sound, Westport, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°6′22″N 73°21′18″W / 41.10611°N 73.35500°W / 41.10611; -73.35500Coordinates: 41°6′22″N 73°21′18″W / 41.10611°N 73.35500°W / 41.10611; -73.35500
Area 154 acres (62 ha)
Architect Sanford Evans; Ernest G. Southey
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Bungalow/Craftsman, Queen Anne
MPS Westport MPS
NRHP reference # 91000393[1]
Added to NRHP April 19, 1991

The Compo–Owenoke Historic District is a 154-acre (62 ha) historic district in Westport, Connecticut that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. It was described as being "architecturally significant as an exceptionally well-preserved and cohesive early-twentieth-century beach colony which developed between 1910 and 1940."[2]:3

In 1990 it included 211 contributing buildings, one other contributing site, and one other contributing object.[1] The district includes Compo Beach and two residential areas: Compo and Owenoke (a narrow peninsula extending from the Compo area).[2] The district lies to the west of Sherwood Island State Park and to the east of the mouth of the Saugatuck River.

Most of the houses in the district were originally built between 1910 and 1940 and were intended for seasonal (summer) occupancy.[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. ^ a b c Jan Cunningham (August 20, 1990). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Compo/Owenoke Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 23 photos, from 1990 (captions given on page 25 of text document)