Hadlyme Ferry Historic District

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Hadlyme Ferry Historic District
Hadlyme Ferry Historic District is located in Connecticut
Hadlyme Ferry Historic District
Hadlyme Ferry Historic District is located in the US
Hadlyme Ferry Historic District
Location 150, 151, 158, 159, 162-1, 162-2 Ferry Rd. and ferry slip, Hadlyme village in town of Lyme
Coordinates 41°25′9″N 72°25′41″W / 41.41917°N 72.42806°W / 41.41917; -72.42806Coordinates: 41°25′9″N 72°25′41″W / 41.41917°N 72.42806°W / 41.41917; -72.42806
Area 11.5 acres (4.7 ha)
Architectural style Federal, Colonial
NRHP Reference # 94001444[1]
Added to NRHP December 21, 1994

The Hadlyme Ferry Historic District, in Hadlyme village in the town of Lyme, Connecticut, at the site of the Chester–Hadlyme Ferry, is a 11.5-acre (4.7 ha) historic district that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.[1]

It includes six contributing buildings as well as the ferry slip site. It includes examples of Federal and Colonial architecture. The district was listed on the National Register for significance in the areas of transportation and architecture.[1][2]

The district has architectural significance.[3]

The contributing properties include:

  • Samuel Brooks House, 151 Ferry Road, c. 1760, Colonial in form but with a "fine Federal doorway surround"[3] (photo #1 in accompanying photo set).
  • Isaac Spenser House, 162-1 Ferry Road, 1790, also Colonial in its 5 bay form, with a Federal style doorway including fanlight in doorway's pediment (photo #2, photo #3 front).
  • William Spencer House, 1805, (photo #4).
  • 159 Ferry Road, c. 1800, gable-fronted (photo #3 rear).
  • Comstock House, 150 Ferry Road, c. 1820, gable-fronted, later Federal style house with a fanlight in its tympanum (photo #5).
  • Ferry House, 162-2 Ferry Road, c. 1780.
  • Ferry slip site (photo #6).

Non-contributing structures in the district include four garages from early 20th century and assorted small buildings associated with the ferry. Note, unlike in some other NRHP-listed historic districts around ferry sites, the course of the ferry itself is not included in the district.[4] The modern ferry is regarded as a periodic intrusion into views of the historic district.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Connecticut - New London County - Historic districts". NationalRegisterOfHistoricPlaces.Com, a private website reporting public domain National Register information. 
  3. ^ a b c Jan Cunningham (April 15, 1994). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Hadlyme Ferry Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying six photos, from 1994 (captions given page 13 of text document)
  4. ^ See, for example, Millersburg Ferry in Pennsylvania and Glastonbury – Rocky Hill Ferry Historic District in Connecticut