Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #2 in New London, United States


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 7 sights
Distance 5.2 km
Ascend 154 m
Descend 138 m

Explore New London in United States with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in New London

Sight 1: United States Housing Corporation Historic District

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The United States Housing Corporation Historic District is a residential historic district located on the west side of New London, Connecticut. It contains a relatively uniform collection of Colonial Revival houses, most of them built in 1919 and 1920 by the United States Housing Corporation, a United States federal government agency founded to provide housing for workers in strategically significant war-related industries. The development of this district was overseen by the noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. The district is bounded on the west by Colman Avenue, the south by West Pleasant Street, the east by Jefferson Street, and on the north by Fuller Street. The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 16, 1990.

Wikipedia: United States Housing Corporation Historic District (EN), Heritage Website

1039 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 2: Williams Memorial Institute Building

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The Williams School is a private co-educational secondary school in New London, Connecticut, that offers classes from 6th grade to 12th grade. It was founded as the Williams Memorial Institute (WMI) by Harriet Peck Williams in 1891, following the death of her son Thomas W. Williams II, a well-known whaling merchant.

Wikipedia: The Williams School (EN), Heritage Website

409 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 3: Prospect Street Historic District

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The Prospect Street Historic District encompasses approximately 5.5 acres northwest of the central business district of New London, Connecticut. The district is bounded by Bulkeley Place on the north, Hempstead Street on the west, Federal Street on the south and Huntington Street on the east. Prospect Street bisects the district on a north-south axis. The residential area includes 24 buildings, most of which are Greek Revival or Italianate houses built between 1838 and 1859. The area was developed in response to local demand for increased middle-class housing, and the dense development and modest scale of the buildings is reflective of this objective.

Wikipedia: Prospect Street Historic District (EN), Heritage Website

592 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 4: Post Hill Historic District

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The Post Hill Historic District encompasses the oldest settled area of New London, Connecticut.

Wikipedia: Post Hill Historic District (EN), Heritage Website

1092 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 5: Winthrop Mill

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The Winthrop Mill is a historic mill building on Mill Street in New London, Connecticut. It is a grist mill located astride Briggs Brook between bridges carrying the eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 95. The mill was established in 1650, and the complex retains elements that are believed to be original to its construction. It is now owned by the city and the grounds are open daily; the mill itself is open for tours by special appointment. The property was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 30, 1982.

Wikipedia: Winthrop Mill (EN), Heritage Website

542 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 6: Hodges Square Historic District

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The Hodges Square Historic District of New London, Connecticut encompasses a working-class residential area north of the city's central business district. It is located between the campus of the United States Coast Guard Academy and Interstate 95, and is bounded on the west by Williams Street and the east by the Thames River. This area developed as a modest working-class residential area in the mid-19th century, when New London's economy began shifting from one based on maritime pursuits to one based on manufacturing. The area's residents were typically employed in nearby silk manufacturing operations, or by the Central Vermont Railroad, which had a roundhouse and service yard nearby. Hodges Square, a small cluster of commercial buildings, forms the economic center of the neighborhood.

Wikipedia: Hodges Square Historic District (EN), Heritage Website

1574 meters / 19 minutes

Sight 7: Winslow Ames House

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The Winslow Ames House is a prefabricated modular International Style house in New London, Connecticut, United States. It was designed by Robert W. McLaughlin Jr. and was built in 1933. Winslow Ames, a professor of art history at Connecticut College and the art director of the Lyman Allyn Museum, had the home built after attending the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago. Constructed for $7,500, the prefabricated house is one of two surviving Motohomes produced by McLaughlin's company American Houses Inc. The modular house, comprising three rectangles and a flat roof, was constructed on a concrete slab with a welded steel framework. It was made with asbestos panels and features a core component that provides the heating and plumbing functions for the house. The other two modules feature two bedrooms and a one-car garage.

Wikipedia: Winslow Ames House (EN), Heritage Website


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