Wilton Historic District No. 5

View of the museum complex; Source- Wilton Historical Society
Historic/Common Name:
Wilton Historical Society Heritage Museum Complex
Town:
Wilton »
Year of Establishment:
2005
Notes on Establishment:
The Historic District #5 established in 2005 includes the erstwhile Historic District #3, the Sloan-Raymond-Fitch House, which was moved to the present site at the Historical Society Heritage Museum Complex.
Historic Designation:
LHD, NR, SR
District Authority:
Wilton Historic District and Property Commission
Nature of Authority:
Regulatory
District Character:
Single Property building complex
Eligible for Historic Home tax credits:
Yes
General description:

The single property district sited at 224 Danbury Road includes the following buildings: Raymond-Fitch House with well-house, Burt Barn, Betts-Sturges-Blackmar House with Well-House, Abbott Barn and Abbot Blacksmith Shop. The Raymond-Fitch House on its original location was previously designated as Historic District No. 3. This district was later omitted with the building relocated in 2001 to its present site and incorporated into Historic District No. 5. [Ordinance]

Significance of the district:

Architecture

District Boundary:

The said designated property shall include the property within the boundaries as described in the historic district ordinance.

Features:

Buildings

Use:

Museum

Era:
19th Century, 20th Century
Sources:

[1] District and Property information retrieved from the town website http://www.wiltonct.org/index.asp.
[2] Information booklet on Wilton's Historic Districts and Historic Properties, Wilton Historic District and Historic Property Commission, 2007, SHPO Library, Hartford.
[3] Additional information and photograph retrieved from Wilton Historical Society, http://www.wiltonhistorical.org/.
[4] Assessors information and Parcel IDs retrieved from the website www.visionappraisal.com.

Notes:

In 1961, the Connecticut State Legislature enabled local municipalities to establish historic districts, and, since October 1, 1984, historic properties by ordinance, and to establish commissions which review and approve or deny alterations, demolitions, or construction of buildings and other structures within their boundaries and are visible from a public street, way, or place.At a Wilton Town Meeting in 1963 an ordinance was adopted establishing Historic District #1. Since then additional buildings were moved to the site, referred to as Lambert Corners, and the Board of Selectmen updated the ordinance establishing HD #1 in June 2005.A Town Meeting in 1970 established Historic District #2: Wilton Congregational Church, Old Town Hall, and neighboring residences, #3: the Sloan-Raymond-Fitch House historic property, and #4: Hurlbutt Street Schoolhouse historic property. At a Board of Selectmen meeting in June 2005, Historic District #5: the Wilton Historical Society Museum Complex was created. Former Historic District #3, the Sloan-Raymond-Fitch House, was moved to this site and is now included in this district; therefore, #3 was removed.

Links:
Map:

Map of Wilton Historical Society Heritage Museum Complex; Source- Revised Historic District No. # 1, Study Committee Report, 2005, SHPO Library, Hartford.

View photo
Disclaimer:

The street address of the single property district and its description has been obtained from the Revised Historic District No. # 1, Study Committee Report prepared by Wilton Historic District Commission, 2005, SHPO Library, Hartford. For up-to-date information, the user is urged to contact the respective Historic District Commission.

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