Woodbury Historic District Number 2

House on west side of Route 6, View from southeast to northwest; Source- NRIS 72001326.
Historic/Common Name:
Woodbury South Historic District, Woodbury National Register Historic District Number #2
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Year of Establishment:
Historic Designation:
District Authority:
Historic District Commission, Woodbury
Nature of Authority:
District Character:
Rural neighborhood
Eligible for Historic Home tax credits:
General description:

The Woodbury Historic District No. 2 is a residential area, bounded by open fields and woods. Its southern boundary line is the town line of Woodbury and Southbury, where the Southbury Historic District begins, creating an unbroken stretch of three miles along U.S. Route 6 where houses built before 1828 predominate. Some of Woodbury's finest old homes lie in the one-mile district between the town line and the commercial area, the district's northern boundary. [NR]

Significance of the district:

Architecture, Military: The Woodbury Historic District No. 2 is a continuation of Southbury's Historic District and extends north to the commercial area, beyond which lies Woodbury Historic District No. 1. The second Historic District is important because its architecture and historic sites embody the history of the area since the seventeenth century.Woodbury was an active participant in the Revolutionary War. Miss Crofut states that at least half of Ethan Allen's men at Fort Ticonderoga were natives or residents of the town. It is said that the town contributed nearly 1,500 men and half a million dollars' worth of supplies. Since Woodbury was on an inland, protected route, French troops marched through, from Boston to Yorktown in June, 1781, and again in October, 1782, on their return to Boston. In 1778 General Washington sent his troops to build a bridge across the Housatonic River, between Newtown and Woodbury; this area is now part of Southbury. In all probability Washington passed through Woodbury on his fourth journey through Connecticut in September, 1780. Woodbury Historic District No. 2 is important to the Town of Woodbury to preserve the heritage and beauty of the area. [NR]

District Boundary:

The district is situated in the southerly part of the town and is located on both sides of Main Street and its boundaries are defined as follows: Commencing at the Southbury Town Line and extending northerly approximately one mile on the easterly side of Main Street to and including 693 Main Street South (Tax Assessor's Map # 102, Lot #37), and on the westerly side of Main Street to and including 828 Main Street South (Tax Assessor's Map #34, Lot #4). Said district includes the land on both sides of the said street to a depth of two hundred feet from the edge of the street pavement, as described in the district ordinance. [3]





Architectural Style:

Colonial, Federal, Greek Revival

18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century

[1] District information retrieved from the town website http://www.woodburyct.org/.
[2] North District and South District, Woodbury, Report of the Historic District Study Committee, 1969, SHPO Library, Hartford.
[3] Woodbury Historic District Commission Regulations, accessed from the website http://ahhowland.com/regulations/litchfield-county/Woodbury/historic-district/historic-district-regulations-1-16-03.pdf.
[4] Assessors information and Parcel IDs retrieved from the website http://www.cogcnvgis.com/Woodbury/AGS_MAP/.
[NR] Babbitt Susan, Woodbury Historic District Number #2, National Register Nomination Number- 72001326 NRIS, National Park Service, 1971 - http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Text/72001326.pdf; http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Photos/72001326.pdf


The north and the south boundaries of the district are not are closed in the district map attached with the Historic District Study Committee Report, 1969, SHPO Library. Although it is not categorically mentioned in the National Register nomination, the local historic district and the National Register historic district appear to be co-terminous.


Map of the historic district retrieved from the Historic District Study Committee, 1969, SHPO Library, Hartford.

View photo

The street addresses and the parcels IDs of the designated properties have been obtained by comparison of the historic district map attached with the Historic District Study Committee report, 1969, and the online GIS map accessed from the website- http://www.cogcnvgis.com/Woodbury/AGS_MAP/. For further information on the district, the user is urged to contact the respective district authority.

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