Washington Green Historic District

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The Washington Green Historic District encompasses the village’s green as well as much of the surrounding village center. Originally established in the 18th century, this district documents the development of a small colonial settlement into a modern community that is dominated by summer homes and a prestigious preparatory school. Its architecture displays the town’s gradual transformation as numerous styles, such as Colonial, Federal, and Gothic Revival can be seen among its structures.
 

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The architect Ehrick Rossiter designed several buildings within the Washington Green Historic District including his personal residence. His buildings along with those from past centuries are well-preserved and offer a view into the history of a quintessential American town.
  • The district is also home to the Gunn Memorial Library and Museum as well as The Gunnery School.
  • The district is a U.S. Historic District and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.
  • The dominant building on green is 1801 First Congregational Church Meetinghouse which was built in the Federal style.