Edgewood Park Historic District

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Edgewood Park Historic District
Edgewood Park Chapel Street Bridge.jpg
Chapel Street Bridge in Edgewood Park
Edgewood Park Historic District is located in Connecticut
Edgewood Park Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Whalley Ave. and Elm St., Sherman Ave. and Boulevard, Edgewood and Derby, and Yale Aves., New Haven, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°18′55″N 72°57′16″W / 41.31528°N 72.95444°W / 41.31528; -72.95444Coordinates: 41°18′55″N 72°57′16″W / 41.31528°N 72.95444°W / 41.31528; -72.95444
Area 240 acres (97 ha)
Architect Mitchell,Donald Grant; Et al.
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Queen Anne
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 86001991[1]
Added to NRHP September 9, 1986

Edgewood Park Historic District is a historic district in New Haven, Connecticut. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. A predominantly residential area roughly bisected by Edgewood Avenue, it includes 232 contributing buildings, 4 other contributing structures, and 1 contributing object. Most of these were built between about 1888 and 1900, and represent the city's first neighborhood planned under the tenets of the City Beautiful movement. They are generally either Queen Anne or Colonial Revival in style, and are set (especially on the boulevard-like Edgewood Avenue) on larger lots.[2]

Map showing the official Edgewood neighborhood planning area in red and the Edgewood Park Historic District in blue.
Edgewood Ave. widened near Edgewood Park.
Edgewood Ave. descending to downtown New Haven.

The district borders the Dwight Street Historic District on the east.[2] It also includes Edgewood Park, including memorials for the Spanish-American War and the Holocaust. The park's current layout was designed in 1910 by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr.,[3] son of Frederick Law Olmsted. The district also includes the central portion of the Edgewood neighborhood, which is generally the area bounded by Whalley Avenue, Sherman Avenue, Chapel Street, and Edgewood Park.

Edgewood Avenue and is served by the Q route of Connecticut Transit New Haven. The main north-south road is Ella Grasso Boulevard (Route 10).

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