Brookfield Center Historic District (Brookfield, Connecticut)

Brookfield Center Historic District
Brookfield Historical Society
Brookfield Center Historic District (Brookfield, Connecticut) is located in Connecticut
Location: Around junction of Route 25 and Route 133, Brookfield, Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°28′4″N 73°23′17″W / 41.46778°N 73.38806°W / 41.46778; -73.38806Coordinates: 41°28′4″N 73°23′17″W / 41.46778°N 73.38806°W / 41.46778; -73.38806
Area: 43 acres (17 ha)
Built: 1720
Architect: Antinozzi,Frederick H.,Associates; Beckwith,Nash
Architectural style: Bungalow/Craftsman, Greek Revival, Queen Anne
Governing body: Local
NRHP Reference#: 91000992[1]
Added to NRHP: August 15, 1991

The Brookfield Center Historic District in Brookfield, Connecticut is a historic district that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[1] It is located in the vicinity of the junction of Route 133 and Route 25.

The district represents the original settlement of the town of Brookfield.

The district contains 67 contributing buildings in properties over a 43-acre (17 ha) area.[1]

The district includes the old town hall, congregational church, a general store, a St. Paul's School for Boys, and the surrounding residential neighborhood.[2][3]

From its NRHP application:

The Brookfield Center Historic District is significant architecturally because it consists of a group of residential, religious, and municipal buildings which are good examples of many styles of the 18th–20th centuries with a concentration from the 19th century, pre-1875. The buildings exist in their original relationship to one another in a good state of preservation, free of intrusions, giving an accurate sense of how the village developed over time.[4]:3

Architecture represented in the district includes Bungalow/Craftsman, Greek Revival, and Queen Anne style architecture.[1]

Contributing properties in the district include:[4]

  • 150 Whisconier Road, c. 1700, a saltbox
  • 169 Whisconier Road, c. 1740
  • 140 Whisconier Road, a vernacular building with selected Federal style details, has semi-elliptical attic windows
  • Congregational Church, a Greek Revival church

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