Metro South Historic District

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Metro South Historic District
Metro South Historic District is located in Connecticut
Metro South Historic District
Metro South Historic District is located in the US
Metro South Historic District
Location Main and College Sts., Middletown, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°33′27″N 72°38′49″W / 41.55750°N 72.64694°W / 41.55750; -72.64694Coordinates: 41°33′27″N 72°38′49″W / 41.55750°N 72.64694°W / 41.55750; -72.64694
Area 9 acres (3.6 ha)
Architect Kimball,Francis ; Multiple
Architectural style Greek Revival, Renaissance, and Federal
NRHP Reference # 80004064[1]
Added to NRHP January 24, 1980

The Metro South Historic District is a 9-acre (3.6 ha) historic district in Middletown, Connecticut that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The district includes 15 contributing buildings and one non-contributing building and is generally the area on the west side of Main Street from Church Street to College Street. The contributing buildings include two Greek Revival churches: a Baptist church (1842) and Universalist Church (1839).[2] The district also includes examples of Renaissance and Federal architecture.[1] One of the buildings, the Middlesex Opera House was designed by nationally known architect Francis Kimball.

List of contributing buildings[edit]

  • Caleb Fuller House (1771, also included in Middletown South Green Historic District)
  • Rev. John Cookson House (1837)
  • Southmayd House (1747)
  • First Baptist Church (1842)
  • Gen. Mansfield House (1810, houses the Middlesex Historical Society)
  • Hall House (1796)
  • 109-111 College Street (1926, building that used to serve as entrance for Middlesex Theater)
  • Middlesex Theater/Opera House (1892)
  • Former firehouse (1896)
  • G.A. Chafee Building (1870)
  • Universalist Church (1839)
  • 191-195 Main Street (1835)
  • Middlesex Assurance Co.
  • State Armory (1921), including John Watkinson House (1810)
  • Charles Boardman House (1750s)

See also[edit]

References[edit]