Falls Village, Connecticut

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Falls Village District
Falls Village, Connecticut is located in Connecticut
Falls Village, Connecticut
Location: Canaan, Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°57′23″N 73°21′49″W / 41.95639°N 73.36361°W / 41.95639; -73.36361Coordinates: 41°57′23″N 73°21′49″W / 41.95639°N 73.36361°W / 41.95639; -73.36361
Area: 70 acres (280,000 m2)
Architect: Lambert & Bunnell; Multiple
Architectural style: Greek Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne
Governing body: Local
NRHP Reference#: 79002622[1]
Added to NRHP: June 14, 1979

Falls Village is a village in the town of Canaan, Connecticut.[2] Because Falls Village is the town center in Canaan, the entire town is often called "Falls Village."[3]

In 1979 the Falls Village District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as an historic district. The district is about 70 acres (280,000 m2) that were built in the middle of the 19th century. The area was selected as a station stop for the Housatonic Railroad in the early 1830s.[4] It includes 71 buildings.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. Listing of Cities, Towns, Villages, and Boroughs in Connecticut, Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development
  3. Betty Tyburski. "Early Historical Highlights of the Town of Canaan (commonly known as Falls Village)". Town of Canaan. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 David F. Ransom (October 6, 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Falls Village District" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 20 photos, from 1978