Greenfield Hill Historic District

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Greenfield Hill Historic District
GreenfieldHillCongregationalChurchFairfieldCT.jpg
Greenfield Hill Congregational Church
Greenfield Hill Historic District is located in Connecticut
Greenfield Hill Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by the Merritt Parkway., Burr Street., Redding Rd., Hulls Farm Rd and Hill Farm Rd., Greenfield Hill, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°10′25″N 73°17′28″W / 41.17361°N 73.29111°W / 41.17361; -73.29111Coordinates: 41°10′25″N 73°17′28″W / 41.17361°N 73.29111°W / 41.17361; -73.29111
Area 175 acres (71 ha)
Built 1750
NRHP Reference # 71000899[1]
Added to NRHP March 11, 1971

The Greenfield Hill Historic District is a historic district that was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1971.[1]

It includes 27 contributing buildings over 175 acres (0.71 km2) in the neighborhood of Greenfield Hill, Connecticut.[1]

It includes 38 principal houses or structures and 20 secondary structures, and a windmill.[2]:2 The district includes small streets around the Greenfield Hill Green but has a highly irregular shape extending south. It is drawn to include older, historic homes and to exclude newer, less-historic properties to the north of the green and around the listed area.[2]

The district includes the Bronson Windmill, which is separately NRHP-listed.

The district, along with Southport Historic District and Fairfield Historic District is somewhat governed by Fairfield's Historic District Commission.

Significant properties in the district include:[2]

  • Timothy Dwight Park, site of historic academy of Timothy Dwight IV
  • Old Cemetery on Bronson
  • 1650 Meetinghouse Lane, originally a saltbox home from c. 1750 that was later remodeled extensively. Associated with Abraham Baldwin and with Joel Barlow
  • Old Cemetery, on Bronson Road
  • 105 Meetinghouse Lane, owned by Zalmon Bradley
  • Greenfield Hill Congregational Church
  • "Old Salt Box at 1081 Hillside", a saltbox structure that was a shop, a home, and in which the academy was started
  • 3244 Bronson Road
  • 3171 Bronson Road, gambrel-roofed
  • 2829 Bronson Road, which served during 1901-15 as clubhouse of Greenfield Hill Country Club, but which also is associated with agriculture shows, including one showing 52 oxen in 1906, that illustrated agricultural basis of the area
  • 55 Meetinghouse Lane
  • 3105 Bronson Road, the windmill

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Staff (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c Constance Luyster (1970). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Greenfield Hill Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying six photos, from 1951 and 1970