Glenville is a neighborhood and census-designated place in the town of Greenwich in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 2,327. It is located in the western part of Greenwich at the falls of the Byram River, which provided waterpower when this was a mill village. The area is home to Glenville Elementary school, Western Civic Center and a volunteer fire station, the Glenville Fire Department.
The town of Greenwich is one political and taxing body, but consists of several distinct sections or neighborhoods, such as Banksville, Byram, Cos Cob, Glenville, Mianus, Old Greenwich, Riverside and Greenwich (sometimes referred to as central, or downtown, Greenwich). Of these neighborhoods, three (Cos Cob, Old Greenwich, and Riverside) have separate postal names and ZIP codes.
The original settlement of Glenville, which was formerly known as "Sherwood's Bridge", was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007 as the Glenville Historic District. The district covers 33.9 acres (13.7 ha) and is the "most comprehensive example of a New England mill village within the Town of Greenwich". It "is also historically significant as one of the town's major staging areas of immigrants, predominantly Irish in the 19th century and Polish in the 20th century" and remains "the primary settlement of Poles in the town". Further, "[t]he district is architecturally significant because it contains two elaborate examples of mill construction, designed in the Romanesque Revival and a transitional Stick-style/Queen Anne; an excellent example of a Georgian Revival school; and notable examples of domestic and commercial architecture, including a Queen Anne mansion and an Italianate store building."
The center of Glenville boasts a variety of attractions. Notably, the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center is located in the heart of the neighborhood. Next to the Civic Center is a baseball diamond and playground. There is a large hill above the baseball field that is a popular place for children to sled in the wintertime.
In addition to the Civic Center, Glenville is home to a number of popular restaurants and stores. The neighborhood has a large Stop & Shop supermarket. Glenville Pizza, GVille Deli and Rebeccas are three of the most frequently visited dining options in Glenville.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Glenville (Greenwich)
- "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Glenville CDP, Connecticut". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2011.
- Nils Kerschus (October 2005). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Glenville Historic District / Sherwood's Bridge" (PDF). (22 photos from 2004-05, an integral part of the document, referenced throughout, are not included in the online version). National Park Service. p. 13.]
- "Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center - Town of Greenwich, Connecticut". Town of Greenwich, Connecticut. Retrieved 2017-04-16.
- "About". Glenville. Retrieved 2017-04-16.
- "Store Locator - Stop and Shop". stopandshop.com. Retrieved 2017-04-16.
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