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Glastonbury’s five nationally recognized historically significant districts

   The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation and distinction. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the U.S. Department of Interior National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.

Click Here to view a map of Glastonbury's five historic districts

   A database consisting of three of the five Glastonbury’s Historic Districts (Glastonbury, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury-Rocky Hill Ferry) containing about 200 addresses and photographs was created throughout 2013 by 2014 Glastonbury High School Senior, Kevin Linsey as part of his Eagle Scout leadership community service project.

Click Here to view Eagle Scout Database
Click Here for more information about the Eagle Scout Database
The Curtisville Historic District
 The Curtisville Historic District lies in the northwest corner of Glastonbury, just west of Main Street. Now a residential area, the District nearly borders the Connecticut River. The region has been settled since the late 1700s.

   To view more in-depth details regarding this historic district’s listing on the National Register of Historic Places, click the following links to view pdfs:
http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Text/92001638.pdf
http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Photos/92001638.pdf
The Glastonbury Historic District
   The Glastonbury Historic District is made up a section of Main Street. It includes several town buildings as well as residences. It also includes a cemetery and a park. This district contains examples from most architectural periods of the last two hundred years.

   Click Here to view Eagle Scout Database containing photographs and addresses of historic properties in this district

   To view more in-depth details regarding this historic district’s listing on the National Register of Historic Places, click the following links to view pdfs:
http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Text/84001011.pdf
http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Photos/84001011.pdf
The Glastonbury-Rocky Hill Ferry Historic District
     The Glastonbury-Rocky Hill Ferry Historic District is a section of land containing the Glastonbury-Rocky Hill Ferry as well as neighboring houses. Most of the homes are located on Tryon Street or Ferry Lane. It contains many Colonial-style homes.

     Click Here to view Eagle Scout Database containing photographs and addresses of historic properties in this district


     To view more in-depth details regarding this historic district’s listing on the National Register of Historic Places, click the following links to view pdfs:
http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Text/05001046.pdf
http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Photos/05001046.pdf
The South Glastonbury Historic District
      The South Glastonbury Historic District contains the center of South Glastonbury and some of the surrounding areas. It includes the Welles Shipman Ward House, as well as many other historic houses. The district contains homes built in three different centuries.

     Click Here to view Eagle Scout Database containing photographs and addresses of historic properties in this district

      To view more in-depth details regarding this historic district’s listing on the National Register of Historic Places, click the following links to view pdfs:
http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Text/84000250.pdf
http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Photos/84000250.pdf
http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Text/09000343.pdf
http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Photos/09000343.pdf



The Welles-Shipman-Ward House, a museum of The Historical Society of Glastonbury
The Welles-Shipman-Ward House, one of our museums, is in the South Glastonbury Historic District.
The J.B. Williams Company Historic District

      The J.B. Williams Company Historic District is made up of the area surrounding the former site of the J.B. Williams soap factory. It contains sections of Williams, Willieb, and Hubbard Streets. The district recognizes the importance of the Soap Factory to the town at the time.

      To view more in-depth details regarding this historic district’s listing on the National Register of Historic Places, click the following links to view pdfs:
http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Text/83001268.pdf
http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Photos/83001268.pdf
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