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Old Long Ridge Village 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:
District Authority:
Old Long Ridge Historic District Commission
Link to Commission or Municipal Website:
District Character:
Residential neighborhood


Architectural Style:

Early American, Vernacular Style, Italianate, Federal

19th Century, 20th Century

The Long Ridge Village Historic District is a rural residential settlement located at the northern boundary of Stamford, Connecticut, eight miles north of its central business district. Topographically, Long Ridge is a relatively level upland region trending to the north and south, and traversed from the northwest to the southeast by the tree-lined street formerly known in its entirety as Long Ridge Road. Except for the northernmost section, which continues to the New York State line, this street was bypassed by a new route to the west in the 1930s and re-named Old Long Ridge Road. [NR]

Architecture, Industry: Long Ridge Village is architecturally significant on a local level due to its concentration of very good examples of Colonial, Federal, and Greek Revival buildings, (criterion C). The variously styled dwellings stand as evidence of the 18th-century disbursed settlement' s transition from an agricultural community to a shoe manufacturing center in the early 19th century (criterion A). Several residents held important political positions in the town and the State General Assembly, and the village provided a residential haven for prominent medical and theatrical people during the 20th century. In sum, Old Long Ridge Village is historically significant as an example of the evolution of a disbursed settlement from 18th century agricultural community to 19th century manufacturing community to 20th century haven for the New York acting community. [NR]

[1] District information retrieved from the town website http://www.ci.stamford.ct.us/.
[2] Old Long Ridge Historic District, Stamford, Report of the Historic District Study Committee, SHPO Library, Hartford.
[3] Assessors information and Parcel IDs retrieved from the National Register Nomination Form.
[NR] McWeeney Lucinda, Bedford Steve, Kerschus Nils, Long Ridge Village Historic District, National Register Nomination Number- 86003653 NRIS, National Park Service, 1987- http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Text/86003653.pdf; http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Photos/86003653.pdf.

The local historic district is contained within the much larger National Register Historic District which includes all of the properties on both sides of the street, giving the district an elongated shape, with an eastern extension consisting of several adjacent properties on the western end of Rock Rimmon Road.

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