Wilton Center Historic District

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Wilton Center Historic District
Wilton Town Hall, Wilton (Fairfield County, Connecticut).jpg
Wilton Town Hall in 1937
Wilton Center Historic District is located in Connecticut
Wilton Center Historic District
Wilton Center Historic District is located in the US
Wilton Center Historic District
Location Roughly, area around jct. of Lovers Ln. and Belden Hill and Ridgefield Rds., Wilton, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°11′43″N 73°26′20″W / 41.19528°N 73.43889°W / 41.19528; -73.43889Coordinates: 41°11′43″N 73°26′20″W / 41.19528°N 73.43889°W / 41.19528; -73.43889
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Colonial, Federal
NRHP Reference # 92001003[1]
Added to NRHP August 19, 1992

The Wilton Center Historic District in the town center area of Wilton, Connecticut, was established as a town historic district in 1970[2] and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[1]

Wilton's town center was formed in 1726 when the first meetinghouse was built. That meetinghouse was replaced with a new building in 1738, and finally in 1790 by a third church, the current Congregational Church at 70 Ridgefield Road. That church is the oldest church building in Fairfield County[3] and a central element of the historic district.

The historic district includes examples of Colonial Revival, Colonial, and Federal styles of architecture.[1] In addition to the Congregational Church, some of the specific buildings located in the historic district are:[2]

  • Daniel Gregory House, 11 Belden Hill Road, built c. 1775
  • Original Congregational Church Parsonage, 65 Ridgefield Road, built 1832
  • Old Town Hall, 69 Ridgefield Road, built 1832
  • Nathan Comstock House, 77 Ridgefield Road, built c. 1810
  • Winton House, 80 Ridgefield Road, built 1926
  • Halsey House, 98 Ridgefield Road, built 1934
  • Deodate Davenport House, 108 Ridgefield Road, built 1791

The district includes the Wilton Academy. The shape of the district is very irregular.[4]

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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. ^ a b "Wilton Historic Districts and Historic Properties". Town of Wilton, Connecticut. Retrieved 2009-06-27. 
  3. ^ The Town of Wilton... preserving its past for the future, Town of Wilton website, accessed 2009-06-27
  4. ^ Matthew Roth and Bruce Clouette (March 4, 1992). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Wilton Center Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 16 photos, from 1992 (captions appear on pages 20 and 18 of text document)

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