Edgewood Park Historic District
Edgewood Historic District is a historic district located in the west-central portion of New Haven, Connecticut. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. A predominantly residential area roughly bisected by Edgewood Avenue, a broad boulevard which features a large central esplanade and forms the principal east-west artery through the heart of the district. The area includes 232 contributing buildings, 4 other contributing structures, and 1 contributing object. Most of these were built between about 1888 and 1900, and represent the city's first neighborhood planned under the tenets of the City Beautiful movement. They are generally either Queen Anne or Colonial Revival in style, and are set (especially on the boulevard-like Edgewood Avenue) on larger lots.
Edgewood Historic District
Chapel Street Bridge in Edgewood Park
|Location||Roughly bounded by Whalley Ave. and Elm St., Sherman Ave. and Boulevard, Edgewood and Derby, and Yale Aves., New Haven, Connecticut|
|Area||240 acres (97 ha)|
|Architect||Mitchell,Donald Grant; Et al.|
|Architectural style||Colonial Revival, Queen Anne|
|NRHP Reference #||86001991|
|Added to NRHP||September 9, 1986|
The district's most notable topographical feature is the West River, which runs through Edgewood Park in the eastern end of the district on a north-south axis. From the West River, the landscape rapidly rises about forty feet to Yale Avenue on the west. Edgewood Park also includes memorials for the Spanish-American War and the Holocaust. The park's current layout was designed in 1910 by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., son of Frederick Law Olmsted. The district includes the central portion of the Edgewood neighborhood, which is generally the area bounded by Whalley Avenue, Sherman Avenue, Chapel Street, and Edgewood Park. The district also borders the Dwight Street Historic District on the east.
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Kate Ohno and John Herzan (1986). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Edgewood Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service. and Accompanying 18 photos, from 1984 and 1985
- City of New Haven - Edgewood Park Early History
- Edgewood Park Historic District, New Haven Preservation Trust website (text adapted from NRHP nomination)
- National Register of Historic Places Nomination
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