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Simsbury Center Historic District
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Capt. Jacob Pettibone House, in 2010
Location Roughly, Hopmeadow St. from West St. to Massaco St., Simsbury, Connecticut
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Area 75 acres (30 ha)
Architect Keller, George, et al.; Hapgood, Melvin P., et al.
Architectural style(s) Colonial, Early Republic, Late Victorian
Governing body Local

The Simsbury Center Historic District is a 75-acre (30 ha) historic district located in the town center area of Simsbury, Connecticut. It encompasses seven blocks of Hopmeadow Street, as well as the cluster of commercial, civic, and residential buildings along Railroad, Station, and Wilcox Streets, and Phelps Lane. Although its oldest element is the cemetery (established 1688), most of its buildings were built in the late 19th and early 20th century. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.


Simsbury Free Library
Simsbury Free Library

Significant contributing buildings include:

  • Simsbury Free Library, 1887, 749 Hopmeadow Street (see #1 in photos accompanying NRHP nomination)
  • Eno Memorial Hall, 1932, 754 Hopmeadow Street, Colonial Revival architecture
  • Pettibone House, c. 1790, 741 Hopmeadow Street, a five bay central-chimney house modified later to Colonial Revival style


Buildings and sites include, also:

  • First Church of Christ, 689 Hopmeadow Street (accompanying Photo #1)
  • 750-760 Hopmeadow Street (the Simsbury Bank and Trust Company Building) (Photo #2)
  • Simsbury Center Cemetery, 755 Hopmeadow Street (Photo #4)
  • 783-835 Hopmeadow Street (Photo #5)
  • Methodist Episcopal Church, 799 Hopmeadow Street (Photo #6)
  • Massacoh Plantation, 800 Hopmeadow Street (Photo #7)
  • Titus Barber House, 920 Hopmeadow Street (Photo #8)
  • Horace Belden School / Simsbury Town Office Building, 933 Hopmeadow Street (see Photo #9)
  • Bronze plaque at Pent Road (Photo #10)
  • St. Mary's Church and Rectory, 944 and 940 Hopmeadow Street (Photo #11)
  • The Simsbury Railroad Depot, Railroad and Station Streets

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