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Wilcox Road Historic District, Wilcox Road, Stonington, New London County, CT



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Location
Wilcox Road, Stonington, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CT-461
Building/structure dates: 1760 initial construction
Significance: The Wilcox Road Historic District possesses local significance as a concentrated collection of late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century residential buildings in a rare, well-preserved rural coastal setting. Located on a point of land surrounded on three sides by water, the district contains a total of 39 buildings, 29 of which contribute to the historic character of the area. The contributing buildings date from between 1874 and ca. 1940. Also included in the district is a small cemetery that dates to the mid-eighteenth century and contains the remains of members of several local families, including the Miner family, whose patriarch, Thomas Minor, was one of the founders of Stonington. The period of significance for the district extends from 1760, the date of the oldest stone in the Miner Cemetery, to 1948. Most of the contributing buildings are associated with members of the locally-prominent Wilcox family and retain their historic architectural appearance to a high degree. The tracks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) bisect the district near the southern tip of Quiambaug Neck and separate the residential area from the water.

Subjects
Domestic Life
Neighborhoods


Related Names
Minor, Thomas
Wilcox, Elias F.
Wilcox, Moses
Wicox, Lucy
Wilcox, George
Brewster, Robert, Photographer
Olausen, Stephen A., Historian
Avery, Nicolas C., Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
View from north end of Latimer Point, looking northeast towards Wilcox Road Historic District
View from Amtrak Railroad tracks, looking east along tracks towards Wilcox Road Historic District
View from intersection of U.S. Route 1 and Wilcox Road, looking south towards railroad tracks and Fisher Island Sound
View from Wilcox Road, looking southwest over railroad tracks towards Latimer Point
View from beach, looking southwest over railroad tracks towards Latimer Point
View from U.S. Route 1 bridge over Quiambog Cove, looking southwest towards Miner Cemetery, Wilcox Road Historic District
View from U.S. Route 1, looking southwest over Quiambog Cove towards Wilcox Road Historic District
View from Amtrak Railroad overpass at Noyes Avenue, looking west towards Wilcox Road Historic District
View from end of James Avenue, Lord's Point, looking northwest towards Wilcox Road Historic District


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