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Property Name River Road - Mead Avenue Historic District
Reference Number 14000171
State Connecticut
County Fairfield
Town Greenwich
Street Address Multiple
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 4/28/2014
Areas of Significance Architecture, Community Development
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The River Road - Mead Avenue Historic District is of local historic significance because it comprises what is traditionally considered the most prestigious neighborhood in the village of Cos Cob and one of the best examples of a pre-World War I, uppermiddle-class neighborhood in the Town of Greenwich as a whole (Criterion A). It is architecturally significant primarily because of its nineteenth-century dwellings, including notable examples of the Greek Revival, Italianate, and Second Empire styles, as well as three carriage houses that have been remodeled into dwellings. The district's early twentieth-century houses include notable examples of the Colonial Revival and Shingle styles (Criterion C).

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Properties are listed in the National Register of Historic Places under four criteria: A, B, C, and D. For information on what these criterion are and how they are applied, please see our Bulletin on How to Apply the National Register Criteria