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Enfield Historic District


  • Address: 1106 - 1492 Enfield St
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District

Enfield Street has been a main thoroughfare in the town of Enfield since the 1680s. An 18th century meeting house turned town hall and a 19th century church are located here. Many fine residences spanning a period of 300 years have been built along the street, displaying a variety of architectural styles, and summarizing in their history the town's development. In terms of the established criteria for evaluation for the National Register, the district has "the quality of significance in American history (and) architecture" because it possesses "integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association." Moreover, the district is "associated with the lives of persons significant in (the local) past," and "represent(s) a significant and distinguishable entity whose components may lack individual distinction." The "distinguishable entity" that is the district has greater significance than its buildings considered individually. While several of the buildings do have outstanding merit, it is their collective presence that gives significance to the district. The church, town hall, and Thompson mansion are outstanding architecture and are important in the history of Enfield. But it is the range of more than 100 houses up and down the street that demonstrates the development of domestic building and living arrangements in New England over a period of three centuries. A Greek Revival house with an added two-car garage is typical of Enfield. - Connecticut Historic District and Historic Properties Commissions and the NRHP


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1741/07/08 Jonathan Edwards Preacher Jonathan Edwards preaches his "SINNERS IN THE HANDS OF AN ANGRY GOD" sermon at the Second Meeting House of the First Church of Christ, Enfield. Built 1704, used for worship till 1775 (demolished, marker at 1370 Enfield St) First Great Awakening

Places

PlaceAsNotedInType
PlaceAsNotedInType
Enfield Congregational Church
Enfield Town Meetinghouse
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Data »

Particulars for Enfield Historic District:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Architectural Style Georgian Architecture
Sight Category Historic District
Architectural Style Late Victorian
Owner Local
Architectural Style Mid 19th century revival
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling
Level of Significance State



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 79002664
Resource Type:
Owner: Private, Local, State
Architect: Stone,F.M.; Multiple
Architectural Style: Mid 19th century revival, Late victorian, Georgian
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1800-1824, 1750-1799, 1825-1849
Significant Year: 1848
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-Function: Single dwelling

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