District Overview Inventory List District Map

Dayville Historic District

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.

Year of Establishment:
Notes on Establishment:
The originally proposed fourteen-property district was reduced to six properties.
District Authority:
Killingly Historic District Commission
Link to Commission or Municipal Website:
District Character:
Residential Neighborhood

Buildings, Open Spaces

Architectural Style:

Greek Revival, Queen Anne, Italianate

19th Century, 20th Century

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]

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]

[1] Historic District information retrieved from the town website http://www.killingly.org/.
[2] Local Historic District in the village of Dayville, Killingly Historic District Study Committee Report, 1986, SHPO Library, Hartford.
[3] 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.

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