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Graniteville Historic District
Barn on Rope Ferry Road
Location Rope Ferry Rd., Waterford, Connecticut
Area 25 acres (10 ha)
NRHP reference No. 03000812
Added to NRHP August 28, 2003

The Graniteville Historic District is a mainly residential historic district in Waterford, Connecticut. It is ranged along Rope Ferry Road, near granite quarries that were once a major industry in the town. Most of the 31 historical buildings in the district are plain residences occupied by quarry workers; also included are the c. 1878 Graniteville School at 239 Rope Ferry Road, and the house of John Palmer, one of the proprietors of the quarries, at 218 Rope Ferry Road. His house, a c. 1860 Italianate updating of an older house, is the most elaborate house in the district. The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.

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