Trowbridge Square Historic District

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Trowbridge Square Historic District
Houses north side of Trowbridge Square (1860s).
Trowbridge Square Historic District is located in Connecticut
Trowbridge Square Historic District
Trowbridge Square Historic District is located in the US
Trowbridge Square Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Columbus & Howard Aves., New Haven, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°17′47″N 72°55′55″W / 41.29639°N 72.93194°W / 41.29639; -72.93194Coordinates: 41°17′47″N 72°55′55″W / 41.29639°N 72.93194°W / 41.29639; -72.93194
Area 26 acres (11 ha)
Built 1830
Architect Thompson,Isaac; Multiple
Architectural style Greek Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne
NRHP Reference # 85002311[1]
Added to NRHP September 12, 1985

Trowbridge Square Historic District, originally known as Village of Spireworth and Mount Pleasant, is a 26-acre (11 ha) historic district in the Hill section New Haven, Connecticut.

It includes most of the area laid out by Jocelyn and Thompson in 1830 as the Village of Spireworth.[2]:44

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. At that time it included 208 contributing buildings and one other contributing site.[1]

Its NRHP nomination asserted that the district was "historically significant as New Haven's most intact and cohesive surviving example of a working-class residential neighborhood which was planned and developed as such during the nineteenth century."[2]:29


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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 Dorothea Penar; J. Paul Loether & John Herzan (March 1, 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Village of Spireworth/Mount Pleasant / Trowbridge Square Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 26 photos, from 1980 and 1985