Property Overview Inventory List District Map

Roger Sherman Town Hall

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New Milford
Year of Establishment:
Property Authority:
Historic Properties Commission, New Milford
Link to Commission or Municipal Website:
Architectural Style:
Colonial Revival
19th Century

The Town Hall is the only red brick structure on the east side of the Green, but relates harmoniously to the otherwise clapboard and gable-roofed houses to either side with its Colonial Revival style. Its larger scale causes the building to stand out although not incongruously from its surroundings. The building is a two story brick building with high windows and wood trim. The original high-style Victorian portico was replaced in 1960 by the present neo-Georgian entrance. The original side entrance was removed. Roger Sherman's well is nestled between the curving front steps. An addition. the annex, was added to the building in 1965 to house the Police Station. This was renovated in 1989/90 when the Police Department relocated to a newly constructed building elsewhere in the Town. The interior of the main building has received cosmetic work through the years, and still retains many originally doors, windows, paneling and hardware features. [2]

This is the mid 18th Century site of Hon. Roger Sherman's property, on which we ran a store. Architecturally, the building is a very early example of Colonial Revival architecture. It is simple but spacious inside, with high ceilings and large windows. The original plan of the ground and the second floors has been retained with few alterations to ceilings, walls or floors. [2]

[1] District information retrieved from the town website
[2] Roger Sherman Town Hall, Historic Resources Inventory, Gilchrist Alison, SHPO library, Hartford.
[3] Assessors information retrieved from the website

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