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Danielson Historic District - Academy Street

LHD boundaries as described are approximate and subject to change. Consult the LHD Study Report on file with the relevant local district commission or municipal authority to verify district boundaries and whether a specific property, particularly one in proximity of a boundary line, is within the district. Also note that LHD boundaries may differ from those of State or National Register Districts.

View of Danielson Fire Station; Source - NRIS 92000265
Year of Establishment:
District Authority:
Killingly Historic District Commission
Link to Commission or Municipal Website:

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

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District Character:
Urban Neighborhood

Buildings, Open spaces

Architectural Style:

Greek Revival, Others

19th Century, 20th Century

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.

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.

[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.

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