Danielson Historic District - Academy Street

View of Danielson Fire Station; Source - NRIS 92000265
Historic/Common Name:
Danielson Historic District
Killingly »
Year of Establishment:
Historic Designation:
District Authority:
Killingly Historic District Commission
Nature of Authority:
District Character:
Urban Neighborhood
Eligible for Historic Home tax credits:
General description:

The Danielson Historic District - Academy Street, includes part of the principal commercial area of Danielson, Connecticut, a densely built commercial, industrial, and residential settlement within the Town of Killingly, within which Danielson was formerly an incorporated borough.

Significance of the district:

The Danielson Main Street Historic District is significant because its many historic buildings recall Danielson's role as a commercial, social, religious, and political center. In the 19th century, industrial growth based upon textile production combined with commercial expansion engendered by the railroad to make Danielson one of the busiest communities in eastern Connecticut. It is also significant for its architectural qualities. There are relatively few comparable examples of late 19th and early 20th-century commercial architecture in eastern Connecticut.

District Boundary:

The district includes seven properties on Academy Street and one property on the Broad Street as described in the ordinance.


Buildings, Open spaces


Residential, Commercial, Fire Station

Architectural Style:

Greek Revival, Others

19th Century, 20th Century

[1] Historic District information retrieved from the town website http://www.killingly.org/.
[2] Danielson Historic District and Dayville Historic Property, Killingly Historic District Commission Report, 1987, SHPO Library, Hartford.
[3] Assessors information and Parcel IDs retrieved from the Historic District Commission Report.
[4] GIS information retrieved from the website http://www.caigisonline.net/killinglyct/.
[NR] Clouette Bruce and Roth Matthew, Danielson Main Street Historic District, National Register Nomination Number- 92000265 NRIS, National Park Service, 1992 - http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Text/92000265.pdf; http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Photos/92000265.pdf.


The boundaries of the local historic district overlap with the much larger Danielson Main Street National Register Historic District.


Map of the historic district retrieved from the study report, 1987, SHPO library, Hartford.

View photo

The street addresses and the parcels IDs of the designated properties have been retrieved from the report of the Historic District Commission, 1987, SHPO library, Hartford. For further information on the district, the user is urged to contact the respective Historic District Commission.

Date of Compilation:
Manjusha Patnaik, CT Trust for Historic Preservation