Stony Creek–Thimble Islands Historic District

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Stony Creek–Thimble Islands Historic District
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A Gothic Victorian house in Stony Brook
Stony Creek–Thimble Islands Historic District is located in Connecticut
Stony Creek–Thimble Islands Historic District
Stony Creek–Thimble Islands Historic District is located in the US
Stony Creek–Thimble Islands Historic District
Location Roughly Thimble Islands Rd. between Rt. 146 and Long Island Sound and the Thimble Islands, Branford, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°15′33″N 72°45′18″W / 41.25917°N 72.75500°W / 41.25917; -72.75500Coordinates: 41°15′33″N 72°45′18″W / 41.25917°N 72.75500°W / 41.25917; -72.75500
Area 1,400 acres (5.7 km2)
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Mid 19th Century Revival, Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Colonial
NRHP Reference # 88002844[1]
Added to NRHP December 16, 1988

The Stony Creek–Thimble Islands Historic District is a historic district in Branford, Connecticut that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1988.[1]

The 1,400-acre (5.7 km2) area of the district includes part of the Stony Creek mainland area of Branford, along Thimble Islands Rd. between Rt. 146 and Long Island Sound, and includes all of the Thimble Islands. This area includes a remarkable concentration of Stick style residences, as well as a significant collection of historic island resort properties on the Thimble Islands. The village of Stony Creek was developed in the late 19th century as a summer resort area, and is also notable for the presence of several former granite quarries and their associated worker housing.[2]

It includes the Stick Style House at Stony Creek at 34 Prospect Hill, which is separately listed on the National Register. The house, which was built in 1878, was designed by Henry Austin.[2]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for Stony Creek–Thimble Islands Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-01-25.