Worthington Ridge Historic District

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Worthington Ridge Historic District
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Worthington Ridge Historic District is located in Connecticut
Worthington Ridge Historic District
Location Roughly Worthington Ridge from Mill St. to Sunset Ln., Berlin, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°37′6″N 72°44′49″W / 41.61833°N 72.74694°W / 41.61833; -72.74694Coordinates: 41°37′6″N 72°44′49″W / 41.61833°N 72.74694°W / 41.61833; -72.74694
Architectural style Mid 19th Century Revival, Late Victorian, Colonial
NRHP Reference #

89000925

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Added to NRHP July 13, 1989

The Worthington Ridge Historic District is a historic area in Berlin, Connecticut. It runs mostly along Worthington Ridge Road from the intersection of Mill Street (Route 372) to Peter Parley Row. It is a road that contains several historic homes and a Civil War Monument. The road was on the path of the original Boston Post Road laid out in 1673, which later became the Hartford and New Haven Turnpike.

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Worthington Ridge was known as Berlin Street. It was a dirt road—bustling with the noise of taverns, tin shops, blacksmiths, cabinet makers, coopers, saddlers, wagon makers, tailors and hatters. The route was part of the great Boston Post Road, traveled by stagecoaches from New York to Boston until the 1940s when the Berlin Turnpike was built and diverted traffic from the village.[2]

In 1974, the Berlin Historic District was formed in order to preserve the integrity of the architecture of the village. Unlike other historic districts that have a predominance of similar period homes, the district is a unique timeline of architectural styles.[2]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b http://www.town.berlin.ct.us/content/197/477/503/default.aspx