South of the Green Historic District

Aerial view of the local historic district; Source- Bing
Historic/Common Name:
Historic District No. 2
Town:
Milford »
Year of Establishment:
2006
Historic Designation:
LHD, SR
District Authority:
Historic District Commission
Nature of Authority:
Regulatory
District Character:
Town Center
Eligible for Historic Home tax credits:
Yes
General description:

The original layout of Milford, accomplished during the spring and summer of 1640, located the house lots of the original settlers along both banks of the Wepawaug River and of West End Brook. It was here that the settlers built their first homes and barns and made their first plantings. At the same time, a common was laid out between the present North and South Broad Streets, an east-west corridor connecting there two sets of dwellings. The Green was mainly used as pasture during the Colonial period and the area has remained largely intact. It evolved into its present appearance and function during the 19th century. The area to the south of the Green is therefore made up of town dwellings generally younger that some of those in the older areas. The south of the Green has several houses, some with barns or carriage houses, dating from the 18th century but more from the 19th century, as well as some newer buildings scattered among them. [2]

Significance of the district:

Architecture, Maritime History:Milford's older commercial area was located along North Street with shops clustered about the mill dams. During the 19th century, the commercial center if Milford shifted to the area of the Green and thus the nearby residential areas became more desirable. But part of High Street, formerly known as Wharf Lane, leading to the Town Dock, continues to be a key part of Milford's maritime history. [2]

District Boundary:

The district includes the following parcels: Map 44, Block 402, Parcels 1B, 27-30; Block 403, Parcels 15-18; Block 404, Parcels 1, 3-12, 14-18, 18A; Block 405, Parcels 1-12, 22-25; Block 406, Parcels 1-20; Block 407, Parcels 1-11, 11A, 12, 13; Block 408, Parcels 1-10, 10A, 10B, 11, 12; Block 410, Parcels 1-6, 6A, 7-12, 13A, 14-21, 21A, 22, 23; Block 412, Parcels 14-23; and Map 54, Block 402, Parcels 24-26; Block 403, Parcels 1-5, 5A, 6, 7, 7A, 12, 13. [2]

Features:

Buildings

Use:

Residential

Architectural Style:

Colonial, Colonial Revival, Greek Revival, Vernacular, Federal, Italianate

Era:
18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century
Sources:

[1] District information retrieved from the town website http://www.ci.milford.ct.us/Public_Documents/Index.
[2] South of the Green Historic District, Report of the Historic District Study Committee, 2006, SHPO Library, Hartford.
[3] Assessors information and Parcel IDs retrieved from the Study Committee Report and the website www.visionappraisal.com.

Notes:

None

Links:
Map:

Map of the local historic district retrieved from the Study Committee report, SHPO library, Hartford.

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Disclaimer:

The street addresses of the designated properties have been obtained from the Historic District Study Committee report, 2006, SHPO Library, Hartford. For further information on the district, the user is urged to contact the respective Historic District Commission.

Date of Compilation:
12/15/11
Compiler:
Manjusha Patnaik, CT Trust for Historic Preservation