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Edgewood Historic District
Edgewood Park Chapel Street Bridge.jpg
Chapel Street Bridge in Edgewood Park
Location Roughly bounded by Whalley Ave. and Elm St., Sherman Ave. and Boulevard, Edgewood and Derby, and Yale Aves., New Haven, Connecticut
Area 240 acres (97 ha)
Architect Mitchell, Donald Grant; Et al.
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Queen Anne
NRHP reference No. 86001991
Added to NRHP September 9, 1986

Edgewood Historic District is a historic district located in the west-central portion of New Haven, Connecticut. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. A predominantly residential area roughly bisected by Edgewood Avenue, a broad boulevard which features a large central esplanade and forms the principal east-west artery through the heart of the district. The area includes 232 contributing buildings, 4 other contributing structures, and 1 contributing object. Most of these were built between about 1888 and 1900, and represent the city's first neighborhood planned under the tenets of the City Beautiful movement. They are generally either Queen Anne or Colonial Revival in style, and are set (especially on the boulevard-like Edgewood Avenue) on larger lots.

Edgewood New Haven
Map showing the official Edgewood neighborhood planning area in red and the Edgewood Historic District in blue.
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Edgewood Ave. widened near Edgewood Park.
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Edgewood Ave. descending to downtown New Haven.

The district's most notable topographical feature is the West River, which runs through Edgewood Park in the eastern end of the district on a north-south axis. From the West River, the landscape rapidly rises about forty feet to Yale Avenue on the west. Edgewood Park also includes memorials for the Spanish–American War and the Holocaust. The park's current layout was designed in 1910 by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr.. The district includes the central portion of the Edgewood neighborhood, which is generally the area bounded by Whalley Avenue, Sherman Avenue, Chapel Street, and Edgewood Park. The district also borders the Dwight Street Historic District on the east.

Edgewood Avenue and is served by route 246 of Connecticut Transit New Haven. The main north-south road is Ella Grasso Boulevard (Route 10).

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