District Overview Inventory List District Map

South of the Green 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:
Historic District Commission
Link to Commission or Municipal Website:
District Character:
Town Center


Architectural Style:

Colonial, Colonial Revival, Greek Revival, Vernacular, Federal, Italianate

18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century

The original layout of Milford, accomplished during the spring and summer of 1640, located the house lots of the original settlers along both banks of the Wepawaug River and of West End Brook. It was here that the settlers built their first homes and barns and made their first plantings. At the same time, a common was laid out between the present North and South Broad Streets, an east-west corridor connecting there two sets of dwellings. The Green was mainly used as pasture during the Colonial period and the area has remained largely intact. It evolved into its present appearance and function during the 19th century. The area to the south of the Green is therefore made up of town dwellings generally younger that some of those in the older areas. The south of the Green has several houses, some with barns or carriage houses, dating from the 18th century but more from the 19th century, as well as some newer buildings scattered among them. [2]

Architecture, Maritime History:Milford's older commercial area was located along North Street with shops clustered about the mill dams. During the 19th century, the commercial center if Milford shifted to the area of the Green and thus the nearby residential areas became more desirable. But part of High Street, formerly known as Wharf Lane, leading to the Town Dock, continues to be a key part of Milford's maritime history. [2]

[1] District information retrieved from the town website http://www.ci.milford.ct.us/Public_Documents/Index.
[2] South of the Green Historic District, Report of the Historic District Study Committee, 2006, SHPO Library, Hartford.
[3] Assessors information and Parcel IDs retrieved from the Study Committee Report and the website www.visionappraisal.com.


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