Back

ⓘ Canton Center Historic District. The Canton Center Historic District encompasses the historic rural town center of Canton, Connecticut. Extending mainly along C ..




Canton Center Historic District
                                     

ⓘ Canton Center Historic District

The Canton Center Historic District encompasses the historic rural town center of Canton, Connecticut. Extending mainly along Connecticut Route 179, near the geographic town center, is a well-preserved example of rural agricultural center in Connecticut, a role served until about 1920. The district includes many examples of Late Victorian and Greek Revival architecture. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

                                     

1. Description and history

The area that is now the town of Canton was settled in the 18th century as part of Simsbury. In 1750 it was given status as a separate parish, and it was incorporated in 1806. The town center organized itself along a stretch of the towns major north-south road, now Route 179 that roughly parallels Cherry Brook. It was here that the Congregation Church was located current building dating to 1814, and a general store and other local services arose. Cherry Brook was used as a power source for modestly scaled local enterprises, including sawmills and tanneries. This rural center was eventually supplanted by Collinsville in the early 20th century as a more important commercial and civic hub, and development has consequently been limited since about 1920.

The historic district covers about 500 acres 200 ha of mainly rural landscape, and is roughly linear, extending along Route 179 between East Mountain and North Mountain Roads. A roughly triangular section bounded by West and Meadow Roads extends the district west of the main road. There 84 contributing buildings, most of which are either primary buildings or major secondary buildings like barns. Most of the buildings are wood frame residences, in Federal or Greek Revival styles, although there are a few examples of later Victorian architecture. No buildings appear to date from the earliest time of the areas settlement. One of the oldest surviving houses in the district is the Caleb Case House built in 1785. Non-residential buildings include the church, a general store and blacksmiths shop, and several district school buildings which have been altered for other uses. Major modern intrusions include a Jehovahs Witnesses hall and the 1941 Cherry Brook School.

                                     
  • Canton Center may refer to: Canton Center MBTA station in Canton Massachusetts Canton Center Historic District in Canton Connecticut
  • Canton Historic District may refer to: Canton Center Historic District Canton Connecticut, NRHP - listed Canton Historic District Canton Georgia NRHP - listed
  • are included in the Canton Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Canton s traditional center is O Donnell Square
  • The Canton Corner Historic District is a historic district encompassing the historic town center of Canton Massachusetts. Centered on the junction of
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Ridgewood Historic District is a historic residential neighborhood in Canton that, due to its architectural significance
  • Ridge Roads in Canton Township, in Wayne County, Michigan. The Cherry Hill Historic District is a primarily residential historic district encompassing the
  • Louisiana Courthouse Square Historic District Mason, Michigan Canton Courthouse Square Historic District Canton MS, listed on the NRHP in Mississippi
  • safest city in the U.S. Canton is one of Michigan s fastest growing communities. Sheldon or Sheldon s Corners is a historic locale in the south of the
  • the plant. The Canton Main Street Historic District and Colonial Theater are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Canton is in east - central
  • of Canton Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 3, 746 at the 2010 census. The central portion of the village is a historic district
  • The Milton Centre Historic District encompasses the traditional civic heart of Milton, Massachusetts. The district is located on Canton Avenue between Readsdale

Users also searched:

...
...
...