New Preston Hill Historic District

CONTACT DETAILS

  • Address: New Preston Hill, Findley, & Gunn Hill Roads
    New Preston CT, 06777

About

Encompassing 210 acres, the New Preston Hill Historic District is located in the northwest corner of Washington, CT. It was officially settled in the 18th century at the junction of the east-west and north-south highways with the construction of the Old Stone Church and a triangular common green. The Church along with the adjoining school house and tavern across the street is not only the most prominent buildings on the green but also provide a snapshot of daily life back in colonial Connecticut. Their rural architectural style reflects the trends of the 18th and 19th centuries as well as that of a typical New England town.
 

INTERESTING FACTS

  • This historical district is approached up the hill from the east and west, on New Preston Hill Road, and from the south on Findley Road.
  • The rural atmosphere and colonial architecture of the New Preston Historical District give this area an ambiance of an earlier age as well as an insight into the history of a rural community in Western Connecticut.
  • The New Preston Hill Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.