Property Overview Inventory List District Map

New Town Common (aka Veteran's Common)

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Year of Establishment:
Overlapping Historic Designation(s):
Property Authority:
Historic District Commission
Link to Commission or Municipal Website:
Archaeological Site, Buildings, Open space, Monument
Architectural Style:
18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century

The archaeological site is located between Main Street and Myrtle Avenue, towards the north of Avery Place. It comprises of two parcels, Parcel A, 0.5 acres owned by Westport Historical Society and Parcel B, 0.963 acres owned by the Town of Westport.

The Town Common is significant for the open space it provides for the general welfare of the populace. It contains artifactual evidence relating to 18th and 19th century land use in the settlement of an early New England village. Brick remains from late 19th-20th century gardens are buried immediately below the surface and should be protected. Buried surfaces may be found below deep fill along Main Street. While the original Town Common is in the Green Farms area, the renovation of the school on Myrtle Avenue and its present use as the center of Town Government ties in well with this green area continuing the tradition of a 'Town Common'. [2]

Assessors information retrieved from the website
[1] Historic Property information retrieved from the town of website
[2] McWeeney Lucinda, The Town Common, Historic Resources Inventory, Historic Archeological Sites, 1989, SHPO library, Hartford.
[3] Historic District handbook accessed in the town website [].
GIS information retrieved from

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