Historic Inventory

In 2007, a survey was performed of historically significant landmarks in Milford. The resulting forms were submitted for inclusion in the Connecticut Historic Resources Inventory.

In June 2021, the Milford Preservation Trust began sifting through these archives in a prioritized manner, taking new photographs, and republishing the inventory online so these exceptional resources are accessible to everyone.

Please bookmark this page and surf back often as we continue this important project.

John Strong / Mary Hepburn Smith House
144 West River Street • Milford, CT • River Park Historic District

This house is one of the best examples of Italianate architecture in the City. The Italianate style is identified in residential applications through the use of wide, overhanging, bracketed eaves and tall, narrow windows often with arched or crowned hoods. The windows often are grouped into pairs or triplets with continuous hoods and lintels and the roofs are often flat or hipped. This style came into vogue in the middle of the nineteenth century as part of the Romantic movement. As opposed to the classicism favored at the beginning of the century, this style was much less formal and ... [ more ]

Nehemiah Bristol / Rev. Samuel Andrew House
124 North Street • Milford, CT • River Park Historic District

This house is significant as a good example of a New England Colonial. This house was built circa 1800 on land purchased by Nehemiah Bristol. It was originally the home of the Reverend Samuel Andrew. Reverend Andrew, a Harvard graduate, was third pastor of the First Church of Milford (from 1685 - 1738) and one of the founders and original trustees of Yale College, and served as its rector pro tempore from 1707 - 1719. It is claimed that Rector Andrew taught the Yale senior class in this house. [ more ]

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