Lebanon Green Historic District

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Lebanon Green Historic District
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Lebanon Green Historic District is located in Connecticut
Lebanon Green Historic District
Lebanon Green Historic District is located in the United States
Lebanon Green Historic District
LocationCT 87 and W. Town St., Lebanon, Connecticut
Coordinates41°38′26″N 72°13′8″W / 41.64056°N 72.21889°W / 41.64056; -72.21889Coordinates: 41°38′26″N 72°13′8″W / 41.64056°N 72.21889°W / 41.64056; -72.21889
Area345 acres (140 ha)
ArchitectTrumbull, John; Multiple
Architectural styleGreek Revival, Late Victorian, Federal
NRHP reference #79002666[1]
Added to NRHPJune 04, 1979

The Lebanon Green Historic District encompasses the historic town center of Lebanon, Connecticut. It extends along the nearly mile-long town green, including historic buildings that face it, as well as a few on nearby streets; the green is bounded on its north by Connecticut Route 87 and on the south by West Town Street, and extends from a junction with Connecticut Route 289 to a triangular point south of Connecticut Route 207. The district includes a number of prominent civic and religious buildings, including the town hall, library, and Congregational church, although these are all 20th century buildings (the church is a reconstructed Federal style brick structure). Prominent buildings including the National Historic Landmark John Trumbull Birthplace and William Williams House, and the 1730 War Office (in which many meetings of the state's military council were held during the American Revolutionary War);[2] the district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1] The Alden Tavern Site (now a parking lot, but recognized for its archaeological potential) is a contributing property.[3][4]

The town of Lebanon was incorporated in 1700, and the area that became the green was settled by Joseph Trumble in 1704. In addition to raising cattle, he operated a store, whose 1730 building is now known as the War Office; the green's expanse of grassy meadows is a rare surviving example of an 18th-century town common in Connecticut, which was the site of an encampment by French dragoons during the Revolutionary War. In addition to the buildings associated with the prominent Trumbull family, several are also associated with the family of William A. Buckingham, who was governor during the American Civil War. The civic buildings are clustered near its southern end, while the sides are lined mainly by residences in 18th and 19th-century vernacular styles.[2]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for Lebanon Green Historic District". National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-01-28.
  3. ^ "Legals". The Day. 9 October 2003. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Town Center Parking Lot Building Committee". Town of Lebanon. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
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