Dayville Historic District
- Historic/Common Name:
- Killingly »
- Year of Establishment:
- Notes on Establishment:
- The originally proposed fourteen-property district was reduced to six properties.
- Historic Designation:
- LHD, NRHD, SR
- District Authority:
- Killingly Historic District Commission
- Nature of Authority:
- District Character:
- Residential Neighborhood
- Eligible for Historic Home tax credits:
- General description:
The Dayville Historic District is a cohesive grouping of architecturally distinguished mid-19th century residences centered around the intersection of Main and Pleasant Streets in the Dayville section of Killingly, Connecticut. The district represents the core of mid-19th century residential development in Dayville. The Dayville Historic District exhibits integrity in its architecture and streetscapes. [NR]
- Significance of the district:
The Dayville Historic District is significant as a concentration of mid-19th century buildings that have retained their architectural integrity and historical context. Especially noteworthy are a number of distinguished and well-preserved examples of Greek Revival and Italianate architecture. The Dayville Historic District retains the distinctive spatial characteristics of a mid-19th century village, including the linear arrangement of residences set on large lots. The Dayville Historic District also has significance in the history of Dayville and its development as an industrial and commercial center in the 19th century. Many residences are associated with mill and store owners, doctors, carpenter/house builders, and other figures central in the history of Dayville, including Captain John Day, the village's eponym. [NR]
- District Boundary:
The district includes six properties along the Main Street (Route 101 West), as described in the district ordinance.
Buildings, Open Spaces
- Architectural Style:
Greek Revival, Queen Anne, Italianate
- 19th Century, 20th Century
 Historic District information retrieved from the town website http://www.killingly.org/. Local Historic District in the village of Dayville, Killingly Historic District Study Committee Report, 1986, SHPO Library, Hartford.  Danielson Historic District and Dayville Historic Property, Killingly Historic District Commission Report, 1987, SHPO Library, Hartford. [NR] Clouette Bruce and Johnson Allen, Dayville Historic District, National Register Nomination Number- 88001422 NRIS, National Park Service, 1988 - http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Text/88001422.pdf; http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Photos/88001422.pdf.
The local historic district is contained within the much larger National Register Historic District of the same name, established in 1988.
Map of the designated historic district sketched on the originally proposed larger district map retrieved from the 1986 study report, SHPO, Hartford.View photo
The street addresses and the parcels IDs of the designated properties have been retrieved from the Historic District Study Committee report, 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